news\ Dec 20, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Dragon's Crown gets new Ultimate difficulty, level cap spike, and massive dungeon

Dragon's Crown

Atlus has rolled out the fifth and final patch for Vanillaware's Dragon's Crown.

The action role-playing game now features an Ultimate difficulty mode, which makes monsters tougher and raises the level cap from 99 to 255, and a new dungeon called the Tower of Mages, with "tens of thousands" of floors to explore.

Players can unlock Ultimate difficulty by clearing the ninth level of the Labyrinth of Chaos.

Atlus made other gameplay tweaks for the patch, fixing stability and adjusting character class skills. Below is the full list of changes (via newsletter):

 [Bug Fixes]

  •     Gameplay stability is improved.

 [New Features]

  •     Clearing the ninth layer in the Labyrinth of Chaos unlocks a new "Ultimate" difficulty level. This difficulty can be selected at the Temple.
  •     When in Ultimate difficulty, a new randomly generated dungeon named the "Tower of Mirages" is added.
  •     Ultimate difficulty raises the level cap from LV 99 to LV 255.
  •     Item shortcuts can now be assigned and used separately by holding L1 and the Up directional button.
  •     Damage values can now be displayed as a running total instead of per-hit.
  •     To help increase player character visibility, characters can be shown with transparencies when they are on top of one another. This feature is available in the Options menu and can be toggled on or off.
  •     Save files that have cleared Story mode can skip the first quests leading to the Talisman collection when creating a new character.
  •     Guild Quests that have already been cleared may now be skipped in subsequent playthroughs.

[Feature Modifications]

  •     Character class skills have received a number of adjustments.
  •     NPC behavior has been adjusted.
  •     Rules and effects regarding equipment, items, and skills in the Colosseum have been adjusted.
  •     Other tuning and minor improvements to various gameplay elements have been made.
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