The 3DS JRPG Bravely Default, which arrives in North America on February 7th next year, will come a full 2 months earlier to the old world on December 6th of this year. In addition, the European collector\’s edition of the game will come with all of the bonuses the North American collector\’s edition is set to enjoy, but will also include a high quality figurine of the game\’s protagonist Agnès. A Demo of the game is available now in Europe, clocking in at 1876 blocks, roughly 235MB.
Two Football (Soccer to us yanks) titles will also be heading to the Nintendo 3DS handheld. Inazuma Eleven 3: Team Ogre Attacks is a JRPG from Level 5 that follows the Pokémon business strategy of multiple connecting games with anime and collectible card game tie-ins. Nintendo Pocket Football Club is a team management game in which the player builds and trains a Football team, and assigns strategies, for local and online multiplayer. Neither franchise has ever seen release in North America.
Nintendo also announced improvements to their European StreetPass infrastructure, with an update to the service\’s relay points that begins rolling out today. Improvements include relay to relay communication, and extra content at relay points.
Last generation, Nintendo of Europe made strides in improving their localization practices. Several Japanese Wii and DS titles made it to Europe that never arrived in North America . Even more games arrived close to a year in advance of North American iterations. This stands in stark contrast to Europe\’s reputation amongst gamers as the long delayed last stop for the few titles they were graced with. European Nintendo fans have a lot to look forward to from a more prolific and global-minded Nintendo of Europe.