Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom – Patch 1.03 adds Hard and Expert difficulty modes

Level 5 has released a brand new update for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. According to the patch notes, this latest update adds two new difficulty modes (Hard and Expert), adds new equipment skills and addresses various other game balance issues and minor bugs.

Going into slightly more details about the new difficulty modes, players can now choose how hard they want their challenge to be when they select “New Game” from the title screen, or by entering the in-game options menu at any time. The higher the setting, the harder the battles will be, but this will be offset by rarer treasures from monsters, from the chests in the Faraway Forest, and certain other places.

As always, Steam will download this update the next time you launch its client, and below you can find its complete changelog.

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom Patch 1.03 Release Notes

  • New difficulty modes added: Hard and Expert. You can choose how hard you want your challenge to be when you select “New Game” from the title screen, or by entering the in-game options menu at any time. Three difficulty levels are available: Normal, Hard, and Expert. The higher the setting, the harder the battles will be, but this will be offset by rarer treasures from monsters, from the chests in the Faraway Forest, and certain other places. You’ll also be able to access the true potential of accessories, with monsters occasionally dropping ones with two skills! (This won’t affect any you already own.)
    • Maximum quality level of equipment drops expanded (in Hard or higher).
    • Chances of rare item drops increased (in Hard or higher).
  • New equipment skills added.
  • Rare accessories with second skill slot added.
  • Various other game balance issues and minor bugs have also been addressed.
    • A bug that allowed the airship to land in places where it should not be able to land has been fixed.
    • Steam version only: A bug that made the player unable to control the camera at specific screen resolutions has been fixed.

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