There had been rumblings about a new Bravely Default potentially in the works for over a year, but it still came as a terrific surprise when Square Enix and Team Asano unveiled Bravely Default II for Nintendo Switch at The Game Awards 2019. Now, the creative team is starting to speak up about the game. Siliconera has translated some words of excitement and intent from producer Tomoya Asano and composer Revo.
Asano wrote on Twitter about Bravely Default II: “We finally were able to announce it! For those who’ve been waiting all this time, I apologize, and I’d like to thank you. People reacted so loudly that all our staff are pumped up to work on this game. *This account will be passed to Producer Takahashi and the PR team to handle for a while, but please look after us going forward as well.”
On Nintendo’s Japanese site, composer Revo said the following, among other things:
The graphics have kept that sort of warm, hand-crafted look, but in even beautiful graphics. For the music, in order to better represent the atmosphere, I’m tackling this task with all my courage.
The music used in the teaser trailer was grand orchestral music, but there are also band-style musical pieces that charges forward passionately, intricate traditional-sounding music pieces, and a wide range of music that may sound nostalgic, but also fresh at the same time.
He hopes to put Bravely Default II in players’ hands as soon as possible.
Are you majorly excited for this new JRPG? I wish I were, but first I need a promise of a much stronger narrative from Square Enix.