In a bit of a surprise move considering the game shut down in Japan a year ago almost to the day, Square Enix has announced Bravely Archive, the mobile spin-off of the Bravely series originally for the Nintendo 3DS, is now available in English for iOS and Android devices (though the iOS link is not live as of the publishing of this article and the Android version may only be available in select territories).
Here is a full rundown of the game care of Square Enix:
Are you bound by fate?
The Bravely series is out now for the first time on the mobile app! Set in a parallel world 100 years after the original "Bravely" series, new and old characters await to adventure the classic style RPG. The main mechanics of the battle is based on easy flick input so the game is open to all users. With conventional turn command battles by easy & simple flick input, users can enjoy tactical gameplay.
Users can also combine forces by joining a Guild and defeating more challenging raid bosses with their fellow guild members.
Super-easy flick input Battles - Hit up and down enemies to make longer combos for bigger damage. Enjoy easy yet tactical battles.
Play with friends in Guilds - Combine forces with your guild members to beat powerful Raid Bosses.
Dungeon-based quests - Explore dungeons to find items and beat enemies
Will you FACE or FIGHT YOUR DESTINY? - The story works around a huge crystal called an "Archive" which binds people's fate. Uncover the plots behind the 2 opposing organizations, the mysteries and the truths behind the "Archive"…
It was a few hundred years ago that the evil dragon Garganthos tried to end humanity, but was defeated after a long, fierce battle.
Garganthos was concealed in a huge crystal, called an "Archive," that controlled and bound the people's fate.
But one day, the Archive slammed into the center of the continent of Luxendarc and the fragments of the Archive scattered across the world.
An institution known as the Anastasis Library was founded to collect and study these mysterious crystals.
But another group, called the Breakers, emerged to disrupt those efforts...
The official website is also currently live. Here are a few screenshots from that page:
Some users are reporting that the servers aren't currently live, so this could just be a little early. Regardless, this is exciting for those that wanted to check out Bravely Archive for themselves in a language they understand.