In some respects the 3DS is representative of rapidly ageing technology, with low resolution screens and modest processing power necessitating the 'New' model upgrades to make a Xenoblade Chronicles port possible, for example. Some developers clearly struggle to make the hardware sing, yet there are numerous examples of games that looks lovely on the portable; expertise and art style can go a long way.

It looks like Bravely Second will, like its predecessor, succeed in providing attractive visuals along with an impressive RPG experience. Square Enix has released a new trailer that shows off various aspects of the title, and aside from some lovely CGI cutscenes we have a fair smattering of in-game engine sections, showing off the attractive art-style at its best. It also includes some music from Ryo — of the band Supercell — who is stepping in for previous composer Revo.

In light of the arguably surprising sales success of the first entry in the West, we'd expect this title to eventually arrive outside of Japan. Check out the video below and let us know what you think.