Nintendo of America details 3DS RPGs in 2016

With many role playing titles coming to the 3DS system in 2016, Nintendo held a presentation today in San Francisco dedicated to RPGs. Quite a bit of information was revealed alongside new screenshots and trailers. We break it down below, game-by-game.

Bravely Second: End Layer

The most notable announcement was that of an April 15th release date for Bravely Second in North America. A Collector's Edition was also announced, available for $69.99, which includes a 10-track OST disc as well as a 250 page artbook.

Much like with Bravely Default,  there will also be a demo available prior to the release of the game. Called The Ballad of the Three Cavaliers, this includes a unique story not found in the main game, and is said to be about ten hours long. Some in-game bonuses for completing the demo will transfer to Bravely Second.

Bravely Second Screenshots

Fire Emblem Fates

Set to release on February 19th in North America, Nintendo announced a special Fire Emblem Fates New 3DS XL, which will be available on the same date for $199.99. The system does not include the game however, which must be purchased separately.

Downloadable content returns in the form of new maps that will be available via Nintendo eShop -  which will release weekly starting Feb 19th. These maps can be purchased separately or as a bundle with Map Pack 1, which comes to $17.99 and allows all the initial DLC maps to be downloaded as they release.

The DLC "third scenario" - Revelations - will be available to download on March 10th for $19.99.

Fire Emblem Fates Screenshots

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

The 5th entry in the quirky Nintendo RPG series, Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam releases on Friday in North America. Our review goes up tomorrow! Only a couple of screenshots for now:

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Screenshots

Dragon Quest VII and Dragon Quest VIII

While no release dates have been nailed down yet for Dragon Quest, Nintendo reconfirmed a "Summer" launch window for Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, while the 3DS version of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will follow later in the year.

Dragon Quest VII features on-screen enemies instead of random encounters, and has a completely redone localization. Dragon Quest VIII adds new party members in Red and Morrie, as well as additional story scenarios.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Screenshots

Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers releases on Jan 26 in North America, and Square Enix has released a new trailer featuring the character cameos from the mainline Final Fantasy series. An infographic, trailer, and screenshots are posted below.

Final Fantasy Explorers Screenshots

Project X Zone 2: Brave New World

Lastly, Project X Zone 2: Brave New World releases on February 16 in North America, with a demo available on Jan 26. Completing the demo allows content to be transferred the the full game.