This tax day in the United States, Nintendo will have something pleasant for all of you role-playing game fans.
Bravely Second: End Layer debuts on 3DS in North America on April 15. This is the sequel to the hit portable RPG Bravely Default from publisher Square Enix and developer Silicon Studio — Nintendo is publishing the game in the West. The original game earned a loyal following, and Nintendo is preparing a special collector’s edition release for those fans. Bravely Second: End Layer Collector’s Edition includes the game, a soundtrack, and a 250-page book of art. This release will also contribute to making the 3DS one of the best platforms for Japanese-style RPGs in 2016 along with Fire Emblem Fates, Final Fantasy Explorers, and Project X Zone 2.
End Layer tells a new story in the same universe as Bravely Default. It takes place 2.5 years after the events of the first game. This release will also feature the same turn-based battle system as the original where players can either “Brave” or “Default.” Defaulting enables players to skip taking an action for a turn to build up more power for later in the fight. Brave is the opposite, where characters can rapidly make multiple attacks and actions all at once.
Bravely Second is already out in Japan, where gamers have lauded it for its rewarding gameplay and story.