In an unexpected Nintendo Direct Micro released today, Nintendo of America’s Bill Trinen announced the localization of Bravely Second: End Layer for the Nintendo 3DS for North America. The announcement may have come at a surprising time (I can’t be the only one who didn’t know this Nintendo Direct Micro was coming), but considering Square Enix’s appreciation for the commercial performance of its predecessor Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, I felt that an announcement of a localization was a matter of time. And it’s good to see the game will be coming!
Right now, the release window is described as “2016.” It’s coming out at least during the first half of the year if I had to guess, but the powers-that-be might be trying to find a hospitable sales window for Bravely Second where competition will be limited. Releasing against other prominent titles has arguably been the undoing of some games in the past (hello, Resonance of Fate!)
Besides localization for North America, a European release was also confirmed by Nintendo UK’s Twitter account with the same tentative release window of 2016. Check out the segment of the Nintendo Direct Micro dedicated to Bravely Second below.