Gamers who wished to play FINAL FANTASY XIII on an easier difficulty mode now have their chance.
As promised, the Easy Mode patch that was previously present in the Ultimate Hits International version of the game is now available as a download for PlayStation 3 owners. Please note that this is only for the Japanese version. Other Asian versions such as the Chinese version will not be able to receive the patch.
Patch v. 1.01 weights in at about 48MB. Once you load up FINAL FANTASY XIII, it should prompt you to download automatically. Once installed, you can change Battle Difficulty between Normal and Easy in the Config menu either from the Title Menu or in-game at any time. Existing saves are also supported.
Easy mode brings several changes to the game: Deal more damage when causing an enemy to enter Break status, and increased drop rates. This means getting the Platinum Trophy should be easier than ever!