Bravely Default 2 Pushed Back to 2021, Square Shares Excillant Gameplay Trailers

Bravely Default 2 gets delayed to 2021, but Square Enix outlines some of the many changes made in response to demo feedback.

Bravely Default 2 is delayed and will now release February 26, 2021, Square Enix announced. The news came during Nintendo's October Direct Mini Partner Showcase, alongside a couple of new gameplay videos.

The first trailer highlights Bravely Default 2's story. The world of Excillant is under threat from a calamity of some kind. While the four new Heroes of Light set out to stop their foes from tampering with the elemental crystals, it seems there's more to the story of the crystals than the heroes have been told.

Square Enix also introduced a few of the Bravely Default 2 jobs. These are mostly alterations of returning jobs from previous games, such as Vanguard and Beastmaster, with the promise of more reveals leading up to the game's launch in February.

In a separate video, Bravely Default 2 producer Masashi Takahashi briefly discussed changes the team implemented based on feedback from the demo version.

The user interface has received an overhaul, improving readability and tweaking button layouts. Monster speed on the overworld map was reduced, and the team also adjusted Bravely Default 2's difficulty. Finally, battles now indicate turn order for party members and alert players when a foe is about to act.

These changes seem as if they'll go a long way toward addressing much of what made the Bravely Default 2 demo so rough, but it's just the start. Takahashi said there's even more to show between now and when the game launches in 2021. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Bravely Default 2 news as it develops.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Oct. 28th 2020

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