Four years, on October 11, 2012, Square Enix released Bravely Default for 3DS in Japan. The game was seen by many as a return to form for the company and the JRPG genre as a whole. The game would eventually find its way to Europe and North America where it also earned the respect of critics and fans alike. The game’s success eventually led to spin-offs for PC and mobile and ultimately a sequel, Bravely Second: End Layer.
Square Enix celebrated the anniversary today by tweeting some fun artwork and a message that is bound to get fans excited: “It’s Bravely‘s four-year anniversary! We apologize as news has been scant recently. There may be something soon….!?”
Considering the franchise’s commercial and critical success both in Japan and around the world, a third entry seems quite likely, and this tease seems to suggest we won’t be waiting too long to hear about it. Of course, there’s a possibility it might be another spin-off for another platform, but when you take into account the long localization times for the games, the timing seems pretty good for a full-blown sequel.