Bravely Default's Next Title is For Smartphones, Not Switch

Bravely Default's Next Title is For Smartphones, Not Switch

Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect is coming for mobile device in 2017.

There's a new Bravely Default game on the horizon! This morning Square Enix and Silicon Studio announced Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect, according to Gematsu. Alas, Fairy's Effect is being planned for a release iOS and Android.

Square Enix lists the title as a "fantasy RPG", which is unsurprising because it's a Bravely Default game. There's a closed beta test for Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect scheduled to begin soon in Japan. The game is due for release in 2017.

On the bright side, Square Enix' latest mobile RPGs have been well-done in the past year or so. The Final Fantasy games - Record Keeper, Brave Exvius, and Mobius - have all carved their own niche on mobile, while holding onto a certain degree of quality.

A mobile release for Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect does not preclude either a 3DS or Switch release of the title. It also doesn't mean that Square Enix and Silicon Studio aren't working on a full sequel of Bravely Default for either platform. There is likely a Bravely Third in development, even if it won't be called Bravely Third when it releases.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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