Bravely Second, the sequel to 2013’s JRPG on Nintendo 3DS, has been confirmed for a Western release in 2016.
The news came yesterday via the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast. The first game, the oddly-named but incredibly endearing Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, was one of the finest JRPGs to come out of Japan in recent years, so confirmation that we’ll be getting a localized version of the sequel is welcome news.
Bravely Second: End Layer, to give it its full name, picks up the story where the first game left off and focuses around Agnès Oblige, who returns from the original. In Bravely Second, Agnès is kidnapped and players, taking the role of a Knight in her service, must set off on a quest to rescue her.
Bravely Second came out in Japan earlier this year to rave reviews. Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu awarded the title a score of 36/40. The game was released to strong sales, shifting over 141,000 copies in its first week – around 86% of its initial shipment.
Nintendo has released some new screenshots to go along with the announcement, which you can view below.