So Square Enix’s trademark and domain name registration for “All The Bravest” turned out to be a bit of a dud – one for a cynical revenue vehicle rather than a game as a timeless piece of art.
And hopes were so high, too, All The Bravest seeming a sign that Square Enix would be bringing 3DS RPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy to the west.
Its (deep breath now) exquisite soundtrack and luscious, 3D watercolour visuals combined with a class system that isn’t too far from the likes of Final Fantasy V, script from Nataka Hayashi (writer of visual novel Steins;Gate) and forward-thinking wireless functionality deserves to be enjoyed by a wider audience.
Even if 3DS’s region lock were removed, the text-heavy nature of the game still remains a barrier to entry – we’ve got the demo on our Japanese 3DS, taunting us for this very reason.
But should things remain this way? Luckily not.
Sign the petition, support Operation Brave on your social networks of choice, let Square Enix know we want this game. Hopefully they’ll realise sooner rather than later – a sequel is already in the works…