Although Bravely Second will include "an expansive world" to explore, Asano said, player's actions will still be driven by the game's narrative.
"Thought processes change depending on the goal of the game, and with Bravely, the thought process is that characters are there for the gameplay and the world is there for the characters," Asano said.
The producer added that the game's combat will still follow a turn-based system.
"When we looked at the original system in Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for Bravely Second, the improvements made to the basic system were implemented in Bravely Default: For the Sequel (the Western release of Bravely Default)."
Bravely Second was announced in Japan for Nintendo 3DS last year. Localization plans for other territories have not been announced.
For more on Bravely Default, read our review.