Bravely Second: End Layer launched almost three years ago as a follow-up to 2012’s Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. It received fairly positive reviews upon launch, with our own review awarding the game a 7 out of 10. Now, Square Enix has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to release an art book set to come out later this year.
According to a post by Crunchyroll, Dark Horse and Square Enix will introduce the world to a behind-the-scenes look at Bravely Second with The Art of Bravely Second: End Layer. Launching in North America on November 19, this hardcover art book is 250 pages of “art, production notes, and in-depth commentary from the RPG’s creative team, all in English for the first time.” It’ll cost $40 in the US and will be available to pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and local comic shops. There’s no confirmation on when pre-orders will go live.
Check out the not-final cover art below.
Bravely Second picks up two and a half years after the events of Bravely Default. Agnès Oblige becomes the Pope of the Crystal Orthodoxy and is asked to withdraw from an upcoming battle. However, Agnès is intent on participating in the ensuing battle. What results is a tale of betrayal, hope, and the lengths people will go to protect what they love.
In our Bravely Second review our Bravely Second: End Layer review, we said that the game “transcends the limitations that its poor writing and redundant storyline create,” calling it “grand adventure in every sense of the phrase.”