Fans waited well over a decade to get their hands on Kingdom Hearts III, and the highly anticipated action-RPG finally launched on January 29th. Strong early sales suggest that many fans are finding it worth the wait, and if you’re one of them, you’ll be happy to know that more content is on the way! Director Tetsuya Nomura has hinted at DLC in the past, and in a recent interview, he confirmed that it’s in the works.
Speaking with Dengeki Online, Nomura revealed that Kingdom Hearts III is outselling expectations. Square Enix is looking to capitalize on this with paid DLC, and Nomura says he’s working so hard on it he’s been losing sleep. Hopefully, he and his team can find time to balance their work and personal lives rather than suffering to rush new content to market.
Nomura also confirmed that the more challenging Critical Mode is on its way. Rather than just cranking up enemy damage output, Nomura says his team is making many changes to make it “fun like only Critical mode can be.” The changes are extensive enough that the team has had to spend time debugging the new mode. It’s unclear whether Critical Mode will be a free update or included as part of the paid DLC.