Editor's note: Bravely Second is out now on 3DS, so here's our review from late last week in order to let you know whether Square's JRPG sequel is worthwhile or not.
Let me tell you a story: there was once a gung-ho old pirate and an effervescent teenybopper. They both wanted the rights to a song; one wanted to preserve it in its original format, the other wanted to modernise it, and a troop of warriors were asked to mediate. In one timeline, the heroic quartet sided with the pirate and beat the songbird into compliance. In another, they tentatively sided with youth and gave the old seadog a beating, expecting an unpleasant conclusion to the war of copyrights.
It didn't happen. Instead, they got a goddamn party.
I'll start this off with an important fact: Bravely Second lets you play as a Cat Mancer. It's almost exactly what you're thinking. You get feline ears of a variety and also a hat designed to resemble a gargantuan cat head. All your attacks involve evoking a tabby of some variety. It's cute. Really cute. Tooth-achingly cute.
3DS JRPG Bravely Second: End Layer, the peculiarly titled sequel to the already peculiarly named Bravely Default, is coming to Europe on 26th February, Nintendo of Europe has announced.
Nintendo made the announcement on Twitter where it showcased the game's Deluxe Collector's Edition, which includes an Agnes figurine, art book and official soundtrack.
This sequel is set two and a half years after Bravely Default and follows hero Tiz Arrior after he's rescued by a young woman from the moon named Magnolia Arch.
Square Enix is developing Bravely Second, a sequel to 3DS role-playing oddity Bravely Default.
The follow-up was revealed in this week's Jump magazine, Siliconera reports, and will again launch for 3DS.
This new title shouldn't be confused with the re-released version of the original Bravely Default - confusingly subtitled For the Sequel it is this updated version that was ported to Europe and North America and finally reaches shop shelves here on Friday.
UPDATE: Bravely Default will be released on 6th December in Europe, Nintendo announced today during its Nintendo Direct presentation.