With this year’s Tokyo Game Show closing in, Square Enix has released new details on Bravely Second, the 3DS follow-up to Bravely Default. Chief among these are character profiles for members of the game’s Three Musketeers, including protagonist Yuu, as well as word on a new class known as the “Tomahawk,” and details on how players can communicate with Agnes as they journey to save her. Read our translated goods below.
The Orthodox Knights’ Three Musketeers
The Crystal Orthodoxy’s Knights were established with the charge of protecting and serving the faith, loyally existing side by side with the organization throughout its history. At the very center of the Knights lie the Three Musketeers, a band of three men who bear the responsibility of leading the knights. Long admired by the Knights they command, each of the Three Musketeers’ uniforms a coat of arms depicting a white lion set to an azure background, a symbol that marks the unique responsibilities that the trio bear.
The Falcon of the Gale: Yuu Zeneorshia
“I think we can handle it. Let’s see what we can do here, you guys!”
Yuu is a 16 year-old native of Guatelatio. The young leader of the Three Musketeers, he also goes by the nickname “The Falcon of the Gale” and is the game’s protagonist. Years prior to the start of the game, he suddenly became the head of his family in spite of his age when the previous one suddenly died. He spent four years studying aboard in Istantal, where he was an ace student, and quickly ended up joining the Knights soon after he returned home. Before long, he rose to the position of the head of the head of the Three Musketeers as well. During the signing of the peace accord between the Orthodoxy and the Duchy of Eternia, he was set to be Agnes’ bodyguard, but things don’t turn out to go so smoothly….
The Wolf of Blazing Fire: Jean Angard
“That’s just how things are panning out here. But if you and I team up, I’d say we’re practically unstoppable.”
Jean is another Guatelatio native who’s 16 years old. Also known as “The Wolf of Blazing Fire,” he’s a swordman within the Three Musketeers. Growing up in a poor farming family, he was the top dog in a gang of kids known all around the surrounding villages, as such having a knack for getting into major fights with aristocratic kids. After his parents both passed away a few years back, he managed to gain recognition for his strength and in turn managed to get a scholarship to study the art of sword fighting in Istantal. While there, he became close friends with Yuu and was so far ahead of the curve that he managed to keep skipping grades to the point where he even graduated before Yuu, at which point he returned to Guatelatio.
With the prospect of lasting peace between the Orthodoxy and the Duchy on the rise, he lands a position within the Knights as they’re reforming, thanks to an appointment system that doesn’t discriminate based on class. Having nothing else going for him beyond his sheer skills with swords and his military successes, he rises through the ranks until finally become a part of the Three Musketeers.
The Rugged Python: Nikolai Nikolanikofu
“I’m merely speaking of the truth here. If you really need me to do so, I’ll repeat myself for you.”
Another man originally from Guatelatio, Nikolai is 34 years old and as a pastor in the Three Musketeers, he’s also known as “The Rugged Python.” Having been a part of the Orthodoxy’s Knights for a long time, he has memories of “The Agony of the White Knights,” a period when the Knights were forced to break up as a result of Eternia’s overwhelming for at the time. Even after the breakup, he remained with the Orthodoxy in his capacity as a pastor, working tirelessly one day to bring the Knights back together, the fruits of those labors becoming apparent as the Orthodoxy and Eternia are approaching peace in their relationship.
Responsible for getting talented people to join the Knights like Jean on the basis of merit, he nevertheless is also occupied with remaining on good terms of the nobles, as well as administrating the Knights in general.
The Brown Barrister: Amy Matchlock
“Once my prey is in my sight, it doesn’t ever make it out alive!”
A Tomahawk Asterisk holder designed by abec, Amy is a woman from a minority tribe that lives deep in the interior of Flowell. Possessing the ability to communicate with the dead, she wields an old-style gun that has a lance on the end of it depicting the likeness of her tribe’s guardian diety.
Magnolia Fashion Check! New Job: Tomahawk
A natural-born attacker that specializes in gun use, in addition to all-out attacks and other offensive abilities, the Tomahawk can also use various support skills.
Teach Me, Agnes
As Yuu and company are out on an adventure to rescue Agnes, players are able to get in touch with her during her imprisonment via the bottom screen on the 3DS, whereby she’ll provide navigational advice on what to do next in the game, not just for the main questline, but also for sub-scenarios as well.
Bravely Second is due out for 3DS in Japan during spring 2015.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.