Bravely Second: End Layer Reveals 8th Anniversary Artwork

Square Enix has shared new commemorative artwork for Bravely Second: End Layer, the actual second entry of the Bravely franchise, not to be confused with Bravely Default II. For those unaware, this 3DS title is a direct sequel to the original Bravely Default, featuring returning characters such as Tiz. However, you played as a new protagonist.

Unfortunately, Bravely Second: End Layer was met with quite the mixed reception during its initial launch, which is a real shame, at least personally, since it remains my favorite Bravely game.

It would be really neat to see both the first Bravely Default and Bravely Second: End Layer ported to modern platforms, but at least we have Default II.

You can view the eighth-anniversary illustration for Bravely Second: End Layer below:




Bravely Default II is now available on Switch and PC. Bravely Default II introduces four new Heroes of Light as they embark on a mission guided by the elemental crystals.

Like Bravely Default and Bravely SecondBravely Default II features a battle system that allows players to choose different ways to approach a fight. During encounters, players can decide when to attack, known as Brave, or hold back and wait for the best moment to strike, known as Default.

Building up actions also allows players to unleash powerful attacks against enemies, including skills and magic. The game also includes a job class system where players can switch their characters’ abilities to fit their playstyle. has also been updated, along with a new map for players to explore.

If you missed it, check out our review of Bravely Default II’s initial Nintendo Switch release.

View the game’s official 2-year anniversary art.

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