Bravely Default Mobile spin-off launches in Japan this month


Square Enix has announced the Japanese release date for its upcoming single player spin-off, Bravely Default. Bravely Default Brilliant Lights, with the mobile-only RPG releasing January 27th on Android and IOS devices.

Bravely Default Brilliant Lights will take place on three different continents, with Luxendarc from Bravely Default, Excillent from Bravely Default 2, and a brand new area called Vermelho. Written by Keiichi Ajiro and featuring music by Revo, the game will feature the franchise’s signature Bravely Default system, with battles, jobs, and abilities all optimized for mobile play.

A detailed digital manual has surfaced online ahead of release day and, if you can read Japanese, it’s jam-packed with character descriptions and combat guides, as well as some nice maps and screenshots of the game in action.

As for a Western release of this latest adventure in the Bravely Default series, well, there hasn’t been any word so far, but we’ll definitely keep you posted should that change. For now though, you’ll have to settle for watching the official trailer above, browsing through some official press details and screenshots below, and maybe heading to this online guide to study a few more in-game visuals.

Embark on an adventure centered 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, the creator of all things.

The crystal’s light has yet to shine on the land that has become a vast wasteland called the “Blood Sands.” And a great rift valley created by a giant’s arrow has divided the lands from north to south and divided the cultures of people from east and west.

In this vast land, devastated by many years of wars and “blood sands,” there was only one area blessed with water and greenery. This is where our story begins – in Brass, The Alchemy City.

One night a glowing ball of light appeared at the ancient ruins on the outskirts of Brass and lit up the night sky. The next morning, Claire, who is studying the ruins as an alchemist’s apprentice, is given the task of examining the damage…

A single player RPG that everyone can enjoy – As a single-player role-playing game for smartphones, you can enjoy the game alone when and where you want. But you can also enjoy the game with friends through the chat, guild, player vs. 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 skills and attributes.

Play as a large number of Brave characters of the series – As the Brave As part of the 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 using the “Brave & Default” system – The combat system uses the series’ traditional “Brave & Default” system, optimized for smartphones 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 save actions for Brave. Determine when to use Brave versus Default in strategic combat.

Will you find a way to get into Bravely Default Brilliant Lights when it releases on Japanese mobile later this month? Is a mobile game the best way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of such a storied franchise? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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