Bravely Default: For the Sequel is not the sequel you were expecting

Square Enix have announced Bravely Default: For the Sequel in the latest issue of popular Japanese magazine Jump. Bravely Default: For the Sequel is not a proper sequel as per say but more of an improved version of the original game.

Bravely Default: For the Sequel will include added elements like a better control scheme, auto battle functionality, and a quad speed mode. The game also now has a total of three save slots allowing players to save in strategic locations, and the ability change the game’s difficulty settings. For the Sequel can also apparently use data from the original game, so fans wanting to double dip won’t lose any of their progress.

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Bravely Default: For the Sequel launches December 5th in Japan 4,990 yen at retail and 2,900 yen on the Nintendo eShop.

The original Bravely Default: Flying Fairy has yet to be released in western regions, although a release has been announced for next year, it would be great if Square Enix releases this version here instead. Chances are slim though as Bravely Default: For the Sequel is like the Final Mix releases of Kingdom Hearts games which so far have been Japan only.

Thanks, Re: Gigen (via Gematsu)