Ni No Kuni 2 Finally Adds Harder Difficulty Options in New 1.03 Patch Today

Bandai Namco Entertainment and Level-5 have released the patch 1.03 for Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom. It is a gem of a JRPG, featuring visuals and designs inspired by Studio Ghibli and solid gameplay. Despite all the praise, gamers have complained almost unanimously about one thing since the game was released. It is too easy, especially for veteran JRPG fans who have gotten used to the often punishing levels of difficulty in most JRPGs.

According to the patch notes provided by Gematsu, two new difficulty modes have been added to Ni No Kuni 2, including Hard and Expert. Players can now choose between three difficulty levels: Normal, Hard and Expert. These can be chosen by selecting a new game or changing it in the options menu. Harder difficulties will make battles harder. However, a higher difficulty also means an increased chance to obtain rarer treasures and equipment from monsters, as well as from chests in the Faraway Forest and other locations.

Ni No Kuni 2 Patch 1.03: Other Improvements

Another game-changing update in the 1.03 patch includes the addition of rare accessories with a second skill slot. This will provide more weapon and armor customization options for players. Besides that, several game balance issues and minor bugs have been addressed. These include a bug that allowed the airship to land in places where it should not be able to land and another bug that made players unable to control the camera at specific screen resolutions.

The latest game by the JRPG maestros at Level-5 has been doing quite well post-release. We reported last month that Ni No Kuni 2 has sold over 900,000 units worldwide, alongside another impressive milestone for the franchise. Comprising of only two games to date, the total cumulative amount of sales for the entire franchise has reached a whopping 2.8 million units globally. Ni No Kuni 2 probably enjoyed good sales thanks to its availability on both the PS4 and PC, which is a first for a Level-5 JRPG game.