Is ‘All The Bravest’ A Hint From Square-Enix At A Bravely Default Localisation?
A newly registered set of domain names and trademarks from the Japanese software giant has caused much pondering.
In Japan, they’ve been enjoying the traditional-yet-free-thinking RPG Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for a good few weeks. Hopes have been high for an international release, but Square-Enix and the developers have advised that nothing is certain as of yet.
Could this now have changed? Siliconera‘s evaluation of a Fusible report into Square-Enix’s latest website domain acquisitions suggests that All The Bravest could be an alternate name for the game coming West. However, there’s nothing concrete to go on as of yet except for the word ‘brave’ happening to be visible, so it seems little is set in stone.
What makes matters all the more intriguing is that All The Bravest has also been registered as a European trademark. This cements the fact that whatever All The Bravest is, Square-Enix aren’t planning on keeping it solely in Japan. This only fuels the fires of hope that this is indeed Bravely Default: Flying Fairy‘s international name.
Or is it? There’s no confirmation either way at this point, and it could transpire that All The Bravest isn’t even a 3DS game. It could be for another format entirely, but reports suggest it is a videogame… among other things.
A huge and comprehensive list of things that the trademarking is declared to cover ranges from videogames and strategy guides to sunglasses, mousepads and mobile phone dangly charm thingies. Cartoons, graphic art books and decorated magnets are also mentioned. You name it, Square-Enix want to ensure they can All The Bravest-ise it! Whatever this is could be big franchise material.
So just what are they up to? With the Bravely Default game having enjoyed plenty of success in its native Japan, it could truly be getting ready to go global in a big way. On the other hand, Square-Enix could be cooking up something entirely different.
But can we really blame fans for hoping this to be a sign of Bravely Default‘s international debut? Colour us cautiously optimistic.