Square Enix has announced the Japanese release date for its upcoming single player Bravely Default spin-off, Bravely Default Brilliant Lights, with the mobile-only RPG hitting Android and IOS devices on January 27th.
Bravely Default Brilliant Lights is set to take place across three separate continents, with Bravely Default’s Luxendarc, Bravely Default 2‘s Excillent and a brand new area known as Vermelho all in the mix. The game, penned by series scribe Keiichi Ajiro and featuring music from Revo, will feature the franchise’s signature Bravely Default system with battles, jobs and abilities all having been optimised for mobile play.
A detailed digital manual has also popped up online ahead of release day and, if you can read Japanese, it’s stuffed full of character descriptions and battle guides alongside some lovely maps and screenshots of the game in action.
As far as a western release of this latest adventure in the Bravely Default series is concerned, well, so far there’s been no word, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated should that change. For now though, you’ll have to make do with checking out the official trailer above, browsing some official press details and screenshots below, and perhaps heading over to that online manual to pore over a few more in-game images.
Embark on an adventure revolving around the Crystal with four new warriors of light.
5,000 years have passed since the death of the great alchemist who proposed the creation of Crystal, creator of all things.
The light of the Crystal has yet to shine upon the land, which has become a vast wasteland called the “Blood Sands.” And a great rift valley created by a giant’s arrow has separated the lands from north to south, dividing people’s cultures from east and west.
In this vast land ruined by many years of wars and “Blood Sands,” there was but one area blessed with water and greenery. It is here where our story begins—in “Brass, The Alchemy City.”
One night, a shining ball of light appeared at the ancient ruins on the outskirts of Brass, illuminating the night sky. The following morning, Claire, who is studying the ruins as an alchemist’s apprentice, receives a request to investigate the damages…
A Single-Player RPG that Anyone Can Enjoy – As a single-player RPG for smartphone, you can enjoy the game on your own when and where you please. But you can also enjoy the game with friends via the chat, guild, player-versus-player, and raid features.
No Character Gachas! Choose Your Favorite Characters and Train Them to the Fullest – Choose and acquire your favorite characters, then train them to the fullest according to their abilities and traits.
Play as a Large Number of Bravely Series Characters – As the Bravely series’ 10th anniversary project, a large number of characters from previous entries in the series will appear as playable characters. You can even enjoy previously untold episodes as side stories.
Strategic Battles that Utilize the “Brave & Default” System – The battle system utilizes the series’ traditional “Brave & Default” system, optimized for smartphone for the first time. The system consists of the offensive “Brave,” which allows up to four actions per turn, and the defensive “Default,” which allows you to conserve actions for “Brave.” Determine when to use “Brave” versus “Default” in strategic combat.
Will you be finding a way to jump into Bravely Default Brilliant Lights when it hits Japanese mobile devices later this month? Is a mobile game the best way to commemorate the 10th anniversary of such a storied franchise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!