To bravely go...

Bravely Second: End Layer launches this week in Japan, and Famitsu has been speaking to producer Tomoya Asano and assistant producer Shinji Takahashi about the game ahead of release.

Both seem to be pretty pleased with how the sequel has turned out, with Takahashi stating:

I feel like there's been more of a response to [Bravely Second] than the previous game.

Asano adds:

We've packed it with all the ideas we can think of for its story and system.

A common question when discussing RPGs is length, and according to both producers, Bravely Second is a monster - Asano said it took him around 70 hours to beat it. Takahashi states that it takes about 50 hours to play the main story, but if you want to level up all of the jobs and investigate all available sub-scenarios, you're looking at over 100 hours.

Talking about a third game feels like we're getting ahead of ourselves - especially as Bravely Second hasn't been granted a western release yet - but Asano explains that he already has plans:

I don't know what to say about that at this time [with Bravely Second releasing soon] but I already have some ideas for Bravely Third in my head. If Bravely Second sells well, I plan on presenting plans for it right away. Thank you for your continued support.

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[via siliconera.com, blog.esuteru.com]