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Square Enix releasing Bravely Default-themed browser game

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Square Enix announced in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine plans to release a free-to-play browser game based on Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, the Nintendo 3DS RPG released two weeks ago in Japan to favorable reviews.

The so-called Bravely Default: Praying Brage (the "brage" being Japanese shorthand for "browser game") is an original game set 200 years after the 3DS original. Players join one of four in-game forces, each led by one of the four elemental priestesses that rule over the world (the descendants of those you interact with in the 3DS Bravely Default storyline). Battles are the traditional Japanese-RPG command-based variety, and as in the original, you'll be able to customize your party characters with over 20 different types of jobs.

Otherwise, structurally the game seems similar to other F2P browser games in Asia, such as the web version of Nippon Ichi Software's Phantom Brave released last year in the region. If that title is any indication, the premium content in Praying Brage will chiefly be cosmetic in nature.

Praying Brage is due to launch Nov. 1st in Japan, with online registration beginning tomorrow on bravely.jp, Square Enix's official game site.