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3DS JRPG Bravely Default will include microtransactions that allow players to immediately accrue additional 'Sleep Points', a points system used during combat to slow down time and pull off Bravely Second attacks.

Nintendo outlined the system in a press release this morning, finalising prices and revealing that players will receive a discount on the first time they purchase an SP Drink, the item used to restore points.

"Bravely Second is a powerful system in Bravely Default that enables the player to freeze time during a battle," reads the press release.

"Attacks during Bravely Second use Sleep Points that can be accrued when players leave their Nintendo 3DS in Sleep Mode, or through purchasing an SP Drink from Nintendo eShop, which allows the player to recover 3 Sleep Points immediately after the Drink has been used."

SP Drinks will cost 89p each from the eShop, with the first SP Drink available at a discounted 50p.

Bravely Default releases this Friday, December 6 on Nintendo 3DS. The digital version will cost £39.99 from the Nintendo eShop.

Source: Nintendo Press Release

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Rayqauzay's Avatar


Don't plan on buying anything but still looking forward to playing it on Friday
Posted 16:33 on 04 December 2013
MJTH's Avatar

MJTH@ Endless

There are no time gates, and the system doesn't slow down progress. It's just a power up essentially to make battles easier, but it is still really dum and has no right to be in a £35 game.
Posted 13:01 on 03 December 2013
Endless's Avatar

Endless it's a Facebook game then? Or like any number of Android/iOS games that are ace for an hour until you hit the time-gate then never return to because you just wanted to keep playing at THAT moment, not have to come back every hour to 'check' whats going on.
Posted 12:58 on 03 December 2013
MJTH's Avatar


Damn it Square Enix, why did you have to go add this system to your really cool RPG for 3DS. By itself it's a fairly cool idea. By putting your 3DS in stand by and walking around with it, you are essentially earning points by doing the rounds in street pass each day. I do this fairly regularly anyway, since a lot of people at uni have a 3DS and play their games during breaks and stuff.

However, allowing micro-transactions to just buy the points, makes this battle mechanic sound like a cash grab. Especially since the 3DS already has a non monetary value currency that is collected during sleep mode (play coins) already.

I'm not going to cancel my pre-order because in the end sleep points just sound like a power up rather then a way to increase wait/ grind times (which would of been terrible), but I'll never pay for the micro-transactions...
Posted 12:58 on 03 December 2013
Clxmj's Avatar


Just cancelled my order.. I still wanna get this but not buying on release day, will wait for a price drop. Can see it now, next-gen is the year of micro transactions.
Posted 12:05 on 03 December 2013
RefuseBunny's Avatar


I entirely dislike the idea of dropping £40 on a full priced game only to have it filled to the brim with micro transactions.
I shall show my distaste by not purchasing the game in the good old 'vote with your wallet' vein.
Posted 11:41 on 03 December 2013
MrScottyTay's Avatar


I don't like this new idea of buying a full priced game and then having to deal with game changing mechanics that revolve around microtransactions. I really hope it doesn't become the norm.
Posted 11:21 on 03 December 2013

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Release Date: 06/12/2013
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: RPG
Rating: TBC
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