Square Enix has announcements going on left and right at Jump Festa, but one of its most exciting? You can now control cats in Bravely Second.

Bravely Default was Square Enix's first foray into the spiritual successor of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, and the sequel, Bravely Second, is already well into development. This game will feature a follow-up of the first game's story and feature different jobs, the first of which was just leaked at Jump Festa.

This newly announced Cat User job seems to give a new meaning to Crazy Cat Lady. The class' abilities are detailed by Gematsu as follows:

  • Cat High Arts: Takes two items to summon a pair of cats to pull off powerful moves. At Jump Festa, it was shown in a demo as used to raise everybody’s BP by one, but has been deemed too powerful by the development team and will be re-balanced accordingly. What cats appear depend on items used. When “Death Spiral,” a move that hits several times, was used, the two cats were gray and brown, and a doodle of a cat appeared above the character that summoned them (apparently drawn by designer using their non-writing hand). Items used to summon cats are acquired through moon reconstruction.
  • Cat Arts: Following moves confirmed: “Consume,” “Slugger,” “White Window,” and “Book Burning.” These only take one item to summon a cat to do.
  • Nenneko: Makes all enemies fall asleep.
  • Lie Down: Raises physical and magic defense.
  • Dig: Not clarified.

Also announced at Jump Festa is an "Astrologist" class, but there wasn't any information revealed besides a picture of an "elderly fortune teller."

There are sure to be more updates along the way as we head closer to the release date of Bravely Second, which is set at April 23 for Nintendo 3DS in Japan. There's currently no U.S. release date, but after the success of the first entry, it's a safe bet we'll see it eventually.