Nintendo’s Stance On Bravely Second: End Layer’s Sidequest Changes

Bravely Second: End Layer had many sidequests with multiple endings in the Japanese version. Good endings and bad endings were available but in the western version it seems the bad endings have been removed. This was previously a rumor but Nintendo has come out and confirmed that due to feedback from Japanese players the option was removed.

Nintendo’s full statement on the issue can be found below:

Regarding changes made to Bravely Second: End Layer for worldwide release

Based on feedback received after Bravely Second: End Layer’s release in Japan, the development team at Square Enix, in conjunction with Silicon Studio, decided to implement a number of revisions to the game for the purpose of improving its quality and creating a more enjoyable product.

One such change affects the game’s optional side quests, where players encounter a conflict between two opposing parties and choose which party to side with.

When the game was released in Japan, each side quest would end with the team lamenting the decision they made, regardless of the player’s decision. This was intended to help players empathise with the characters’ situation, but overwhelming feedback from players indicated that they felt an unsatisfying disconnect between their intentions and the characters’ reactions. In response, these side quest endings were amended to show the party readily coming to terms with their actions in a manner that does not cause the player undue regret for their decisions.

These changes do not affect the gameplay or the course of events in the game, and were made with the intention of improving the game experience for players.

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