Bravely Default II was one of the last few Switch exclusives Nintendo had on its release calendar for the remainder of this year. That’s no longer the case — it’ll now arrive on February 26th. “More development time is necessary to ensure this RPG experience is the best it can be,” Nintendo wrote in a tweet.
We originally announced that #BravelyDefault II would release in 2020, but more development time is necessary to ensure this RPG experience is the best it can be. Thank you for your patience, and we hope you look forward to setting out on your search for the crystals on 2/26. pic.twitter.com/JmlfMh4hDd
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 28, 2020
Bravely Default II is the third entry in Square Enix's Bravely JRPG series -- the previous two games came out on 3DS. A new trailer shows off some Asterisks bearers that stand in the way of the four heroes. Once you defeat those enemies, you'll receive Asterisks, which will allow you to change jobs. It works in a similar way to the job system in the Final Fantasy series.
Nintendo released a demo in March and the developers collected survey responses from more than 20,000 players. Nintendo released a video that lays out some of the changes developers at Claytechworks made as a result of that feedback. They include the addition of difficulty levels, adjustments to the movement speed of monsters, a redesigned user interface and revamped controls.