There were many bombs dropped in today’s Nintendo Direct. Surprisingly, quite a few of the biggest announcements came from Square Enix. First up, we have Bravely Second: End Layer, which was briefly mentioned but given a Spring 2016 release time frame.
Next we have Final Fantasy Explorers which is getting a collector’s edition. It’ll come with a 20-track soundtrack, a 32-page art book, a special 3DS hard case, and special quests that unlock legendary weapons. The collector’s edition is only available in the Square Enix store and is going for $69.99. Furthermore, they also shown off more gameplay that shows you can use outfits and characters from past Final Fantasy games as well as you can rename your spells. Expect to be having your final fantasy (again) January 26, 2016.
And here’s the one that took me by surprise. Many have been asking for it and most thought it just wasn’t going to happen. The Dragon Quest VII remake for the Nintendo 3DS is finally getting localized. To take it a step further though, they announced that Dragon Quest VIII is also getting a localization. They both have a scheduled release for 2016, with Dragon Quest VII coming first in early summer. It’s finally happening!
Last but not least, they shown off the first new character from the Smash Bros. ballot. That character is none other then Cloud from Final Fantasy VII. They gave him a glorious trailer that showcases his skills. Definitely check that out below.