So apparently, Siliconera has confirmed by use of multiple “trusted sources” that Bravely Default: Flying Fairy will be localized and released in the West. So, while this is fantastic news and all, this is one more game that Square Enix has localized on a portable device while Final Fantasy Type-0 still remains adrift.
However, on the bright side, some may take this as a sign of things to come. Due to the release of Final Fantasy III on PSN for the West, we know that Square Enix are fine with releasing a hard copy of a game in one region (Japan) while only releasing a digital version elsewhere (everywhere else). So, continuing with that line of thought, its not that big of a leap to think that they might do the same thing with Final Fantasy Type-0, especially if its the profit margin that they are worried about, since a digital only version means minimal publication costs (this is doubly important in the case of Final Fantasy Type-0 since it is a two UMD game). Also, as mentioned in my previous opinion article, if it is released on PSN that means it would be available on both the PlayStation Portable and the PlayStation Vita, while a hard copy means that it will only be available for the PlayStation Portable.
What does everyone else think? Should we take this as a sign that more titles are being localized? Or should we take this as a sign that Final Fantasy Type-0 is being pushed further and further into the back burner? Regardless of which one you believe to be true, the only way to rectify this is to show Square Enix first hand that the market base for this game is just as, if not bigger, than the market base for Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. I do not usually post these links in an article, but please aid us in doing so by signing our petition and liking our facebook!