Bravely Second

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Bravely Second
Bravely Second logo.png
Developer(s) Silicon Studio
Square Enix
Publisher(s)
Director(s) Kensuke Nakahara
Producer(s) Tomoya Asano[1]
Artist(s) Akihiko Yoshida[1]
Writer(s) Naotaka Hayashi
Composer(s) Revo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player

Bravely Second is an upcoming Japanese role-playing video game developed by Silicon Studio and Square Enix for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the sequel to Bravely Default, also released for the 3DS.

Gameplay[edit]

The game, like its predecessor, is a role-playing video game.[2]

Story[edit]

The game takes place in the same universe as Bravely Default, occurring several years after the events of the first game.[3] The game once again will entail a world of adventure, swords, and magic.[4] A new character, Magnolia Arch, will appear in the game[5] as one of the main protagonists.[1] She is apparently from the world's moon, and the last of her kind after a demon attacks her homeland.[6] According to Asano, the game will explore more of the land of Luxendarc.[7]

Development[edit]

As early as December 2012, talks of a sequel to Bravely Default arose, with producer Tomoya Asano requesting feedback from fans to be used for a sequel to the game.[8] Talks of a sequel also arose again in June 2013, when game developer Yasumi Matsuno announced on Twitter that character designer and lead artist[9] Akihiko Yoshida was currently working on a Bravely Default sequel.[10] In August 2013, Square Enix announced Bravely Default: For the Sequel, an updated version of the original that would implement new gameplay ideas developed for a sequel in the series.[11][12] The name Bravely Second was trademarked as early as September 2013.[13] The game's name was officially announced as Bravely Second in a December 2013 issue of Jump magazine.[14] being named after a gameplay mechanic from Bravely Default: For the Sequel.[15] Upon announcement, the game's only announced platform is the Nintendo 3DS.[16] No releases outside of Japan, or in other languages, have been announced.[3] The game is approximately 30% complete as of December 2013.[1]

In December 2013, it was revealed that Yoshida had left Square Enix.[9] Despite this, he states he still plans on continuing to work on the Bravely games,[9] and Bravely Second will still retain the same anime art style established in the first game.[14] albeit with characters having slightly more realistic proportions, being slightly less chibi.[1] Initial brainstorming lead to ideas such as having Magnolia wear a space suit or bunny ears, but this was ultimately scrapped to pursue a more "adult look", something the developers felt was missing in the first title.[17] Asano also confirmed that the game will stay story driven as opposed to exploration driven, as with the first game.[7] In April 2014, producer Tomoya Asano announced in Famitsu's Rumour Column that the scenario for the game is completed.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Ishaan (2013-12-10). "Bravely Second Will Have Larger Fields, More Things To Do". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  2. ^ Tach, David (2013-10-24). "Bravely Second is a 3DS sequel to Bravely Default". Polygon. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  3. ^ a b Ashcraft, Kevin (2012-12-04). "First Look at Bravely Second, the Totally New Bravely Default Sequel". Kotaku. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  4. ^ Romano, Sal (2013-09-12). "Bravely Default sequel announced for 3DS". Gematsu. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  5. ^ Ishaan (2012-12-04). "Bravely Default Sequel, Bravely Second, Announced For 3DS". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  6. ^ Spencer (2013-12-08). "Bravely Second’s New Character Is A Devil Buster From The Moon". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  7. ^ a b Ishaan (2014-02-21). "Bravely Second Will Focus On Story Rather Than Exploration". Siliconera. Retrieved 2014-02-22. 
  8. ^ Sato (2012-12-17). "Bravely Default Sequel In The Works". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  9. ^ a b c Gera, Emily (2013-12-05). "Bravely Default character designer leaves Square Enix". Polygon. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  10. ^ Ishaan (2013-06-05). "Akihiko Yoshida Working On Next Bravely Default Says Yasumi Matsuno". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  11. ^ Hussain, Tamoor (2012-12-04). "News: Bravely Default sequel announced for 3DS". ComputerAndVideoGames. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  12. ^ North, Dale (2013-08-28). "Bravely Default For the Sequel expansion announced". Destructoid. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  13. ^ Ishaan (2013-09-18). "Hey, These Trademarks Sound Like Future Bravely Default Games". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  14. ^ a b Phillips, Tom. "Bravely Default sequel announced for 3DS in Japan • News • 3DS •". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  15. ^ Nunneley, Stephany (2013-12-04). "Bravely Second announced as sequel to Bravely Default". VG247. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  16. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (2012-12-04). "Bravely Default Sequel Confirmed for 3DS in Japan". Nintendolife. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  17. ^ Sato. "Bravely Second Producer Aims To Create A New Pillar Of Support For Square Enix". Siliconera. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  18. ^ Mauro Piccillo. "Bravely Second Scenario Compleato!". EIR Games. Retrieved 2014-04-12. 

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