Bravely Default Launches Exclusively on Nintendo 3DS

  Bravely Default Launches Exclusively on Nintendo 3DS

                   Enter a Brave New World of RPG Game Play

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- February 6, 2014

Launching exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS system on Feb. 7, Bravely Default
brings a unique twist to the role-playing genre. With a compelling new
risk-and-reward combat system, creative uses of StreetPass functionality and
beautiful graphics, this ambitious game brings new innovations in quality and
design to the world of RPGs.

“Bravely Default offers a deep, strategic adventure on Nintendo 3DS that
everyone will be talking about,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s
executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With the addition of this
unique RPG, the Nintendo 3DS library continues to prove itself as one of the
most robust and varied of any video game platform.”

Bravely Default follows the story of main character Tiz, a humble shepherd and
the lone survivor of a cataclysmic event, as he joins a group of loyal
companions on a journey to restore balance to the world. The battle system is
what differentiates Bravely Default from other RPGs. Here players can
strategically choose when to initiate two complementary commands: Brave and
Default. This innovative system encourages players to think carefully about
strategy during every enemy encounter. Selecting “Brave” lets players increase
the number of actions a character can take in a turn, while “Default” allows
players to store actions for later use.

Bravely Default is a highly connected game that uses the StreetPass
functionality on the Nintendo 3DS system in a new way. Connecting with other
players via StreetPass will allow them to summon StreetPass friends and other
online players to do battle for one action. When summoned players are used
repeatedly, they will grow in “Affection” and become much stronger. Players
can also use other players they have tagged via StreetPass to help rebuild
Tiz’s destroyed village and gain access to special items and powerful
equipment in the game.

Bravely Default expands on customization options by including a wide variety
of jobs and abilities. Characters can be assigned more than 20 jobs throughout
the adventure, including Time Mage, Merchant, Vampire and Valkyrie. Each of
these jobs features a specific set of abilities that characters can learn and
master. Up to two jobs can be equipped at one time for even more flexibility
and deeper customization. There are hundreds of helpful and unique abilities
that can be learned, adding an additional layer of strategy, and allowing
players to tailor their characters in a way that will suit their individual
play styles.

Bravely Default comes from the creative minds at Square Enix, a company known
for developing some of the most memorable and beautiful RPGs of all time. The
game’s massive fantasy world contains airships, elemental crystals and magic,
and is a treat for both the eyes and the ears. Bravely Default features a
variety of locales filled with gorgeous hand-drawn watercolor backgrounds and
smooth 3D animations, all accompanied by an evocative musical score. Fans who
purchase the collector’s edition of Bravely Default (launching Feb. 7 at the
suggested retail price of $49.99) will receive the game’s wonderful
soundtrack, as well as select AR Cards and an artbook. The collector’s edition
will be available at select retailers.

An extensive demo is also now available to download for free in the Nintendo
eShop. Players can experience the innovative battle system and get a taste of
the stunning world by completing a new side story that is not available in the
main game. On Feb. 7, the full Bravely Default experience will be available to
purchase in both retail stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS at a
suggested retail price of $39.99.

For more information about Bravely Default, visit
http://bravelydefault.nintendo.com.

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this and
other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.

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