While Western fans continue to wait patiently for the February 7 debut of 3DS roleplaying epic Bravely Default: Flying Fairy, series producer Tomoya Asano believes that the future of his franchise hinges on its sequel, Bravely Second.

"I believe that the future of the Bravely series will really depend on the success of Bravely Second," Asano told 4Gamer in an interview translated by Siliconera. "With that in mind, the year 2014 will be a very important year. Without forgetting the major premise of making a good game, I'd like to keep doing more, so please keep an eye out for us!"

Though a Western release of Bravely Second - assuming it's successful enough to warrant one - is still a ways off, yesterday brought us a free demo of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. The price alone should be motivation enough for you to try the 3DS RPG, though keep in mind that some of the game's more racy outfits have been given a modest aesthetic for the English-speaking world. As Destructoid illustrates, cat girls aren't quite as slinky outside of Japan and bare midriffs are much less bare.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.