Bravely Second Gets Release Date in Europe

Nintendo of Europe took to Twitter today to announce to fans that Bravely Second: End Layer will be coming to the 3DS on February 26, 2016 for European gamers. Last month, Europe also got news, via a Nintendo Direct, that a “Deluxe Collector’s Edition” would be made available to them. This package features the original soundtrack, an Agnes figurine, and a 250-page art book. Unfortunately, an official release date has yet to be confirmed for North America that is more specific than 2016.

Bravely Second: End Layer is the follow-up to the surprising success of Bravely Default. Originally released in Japan in 2012, and brought to Europe and North America in 2013 and 2014 (respectively), the title was a tribute to Final Fantasy games of old. It utilized familiar game mechanics, such as a job system similar to that of Final Fantasy V,  and thematic story elements from those games while also modernizing the classic turn-based combat. Bravely Default had a warm critical reception, and currently holds a Metacritic score of 85.

Having already launched in Japan this past Spring, Bravely Second scored well with the popular magazine Famitsu, earning a 36 out of 40. However, criticism has been made that the game is too iterative. While it sold well, relatively speaking, the title did not have as successful a launch as its predecessor.

Look forward to more news regarding this game, particularly a North American release date, in the near future.  

  
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