If you enjoy Kingdom Hearts 3, but feel the battles are a tad on the easy side, Square has introduced a solution: Critical Mode, their word for the new “hard mode” introduced with the game’s latest update.

In Critical Mode, Sora starts out with only half his maximum HP and MP, and the frequency of occasions in which he can unleash special attacks is lowered. You will no longer have the crutch of bashing Heartless in the face with a giant rocking ship whenever you want. BUT….

Sora won’t be completely defenseless; he’ll have “new abilities exclusive to this harder difficulty mode”….Square was not specific beyond that. You’ll have to play for yourself to find out what they are.

There’s another reason to use Critical Mode besides a tougher challenge. You’ll have the option of carrying over your collected Keyblades to a new game. They won’t be as strong as they were during the game’s climax, but you will be able to use Keyblades you wouldn’t normally be able to collect in early parts of KH3.

Kingdom Hearts 3 is out now for Playstation 4 and XBox One.

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