Square Enix has been dropping some not-so-subtle hints that a new game in the Bravely Default series is in development. They have uploaded a new image to Twitter that all but confirms that a new Bravely Default game is on its way, though we don't know exactly what form it will take.
The official Bravely Default Twitter page has uploaded a new image that relates to an earlier picture that was released a few days ago.
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The image shows the shadow of Airy from the Bravely Default games being cast by the characters from Octopath Traveler. The Octopath Traveler image was released a few days ago to celebrate the fact that the game had sold over one million copies worldwide, which was considered to be a huge success for a retro-style JRPG that is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.
The fans quickly noticed that the shape of the Octopath Travelers cast matched the outline of Airy as she appeared on the cover of the original Bravely Default, suggesting a connection between the two.
The image above outright confirms the connection and can only really be interpreted as a tease for an upcoming title in the Bravely Default series.
This isn't the first time that the Bravely Default Twitter page has dropped hints about an upcoming title in the series, as a new image was uploaded last December which showed Edea holding a set of Joy-Cons.
With a new Bravely Default title being all but confirmed, the question now remains whether it is a sequel or an HD remaster of the originals.
The first two Bravely Default games were impressive looking titles on the Nintendo 3DS, with the background art in the cities containing some absolutely beautiful artwork that would look amazing in HD.
The problem with creating HD remasters of the first two Bravely Default games is that Square Enix would need to replace the Streetpass elements in the game, which were based around building towns with villagers that you acquired from other players. These elements were also tied to some of the bonus bosses that you fought in the game, so they would need to be heavily reworked for a potential port.
The more likely prospect is that the third Bravely Default game will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, rather than the 3DS. The fact that Octopath Traveler has been such a huge hit means that more JRPGs on the system will seem like less of a financial risk on the part of Square Enix.