Bravely Second’s two new antagonists detailed

Chain Chances and various other new systems detailed, too.

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Coming off of last week’s V-Jump article on Bravely Second, Square Enix has put out a new press release elaborating on the backgrounds of the recently revealed Emperor Oblivion and Anne, as well as a handful of new gameplay systems. Check out our translation below.

New Characters

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Emperor Oblivion

Emperor Oblivion is a masked man who appears without warning at the treating signing in Guatelatio’s cathedral between the Crystal Orthodoxy and the Duchy of Eternia, managing to brush off even the Three Muskateers and kidnap Agnes in the process. He has a large number of Asterisk Holders under his command, most notably the black winged fairy Anne, and sits aboard a mysterious floating castle as he uses his military might to drag the entire world into war. What his cold gaze sees under that mask, let alone what he’s actually planning, is anybody’s guess.

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Anne

Anne is a black-clad fairy who loyally works under Emperor Oblivion in a secretarial-esque capacity. Though she predominantly goes about her work in a cold, distant manner, offering advice and providing battle updates and analyses, she does on occasion display a cruel side, bringing great fear to even those ostensibly on the same side as her.

New Location

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Glanz

Glanz is an imperial power that’s been brought up by Emperor Oblivion’s own hands. In tandem with Oblivion’s own individual antics, the empire itself brings considerable military power to bear by way of its Asterisk Holders when it and its emperor’s floating castle suddenly appear in the sky on the day of the treaty signing. So mighty are Glanz’s forces that they dispose of the Orthodoxy’s Knights and the Duchy of Eternia’s main forces in short order as they drag the world into chaos.

New System

Chain Chances

Chain Chances are a new system whereby if you manage to defeat the enemy in one turn, you can opt to keep fighting and if you win again, your rewards can be greater and you can even chain Chain Chances together to amplify your earnings that much more. However, should you make the jump, your BP remains as it was at the time of your last victory, meaning you can’t get reckless in the presence of strong foes. As such, there’s no shame in fleeing if it gets to be too much!

Yuu’s Memos

While Yuu no longer vies to be a scholar as he once used to, he still jots down information in his notebook on the monsters and items he comes across. It also comes with an event viewer for reviewing in-game happenings, as well as a help menu.

Monster Manual

As you routinely defeat the same monsters, you’ll find comments jotted down by not only Yuu himself, but also his friends tagging along with him, with over 320 monsters in all to take down in this game. You can therefore expect the cast of the game to have much to talk about just in terms of the beasts they’ll fight alone!

Reconstructing Magnolia’s Old Lunar Home

Like the original Bravely Default, Bravely Second once again features a town rebuilding mode that players can indulge in, only this time it features Magnolia’s former stomping grounds on the moon! As with before, constructing buildings isn’t your only task here; you also have to StreetPass other people in order to regain residents, with one StreetPass bringing in one new resident and the more people you have on board, the more quickly work gets done! It’s a good idea to work on reconstruction when you can find the time to do so, as not only will the structures you erect prove to be useful in your adventures, but you’ll also get items that are sure to be helpful in your journey, too! Plus, you can possibly even find ways to strengthen up weapons to take on strong enemies that you can encounter online!

The My Set System

In Bravely Second, you’re able to save party member configurations for jobs, commands, abilities, and equipment, saving a lot of time that can be better spent just focusing on proper adventuring! There are several save slots, too, so feel free to save multiple configurations that you can bring back up within seconds

Bravely Second is due out for 3DS this winter in Japan, with a demo coming out next week. Catch the latest load of screenshots and artwork at the gallery.

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