Kadokawa Games has a big update planned for Natural Doctrine, their internally developed tactics game. All three versions of the game – PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 4 – will get a patch that streamlines the game’s mechanics.
An additional tutorial that pops up after the tutorial already in Natural Doctrine was added to further explains the game’s mechanics. Before you start a stage, Natural Doctrine will give players tips and tactics on how to clear the level. The number of checkpoints within a mission have been increased too just in case you get a game over. Players will also be able to play Natural Doctrine in easy mode where the difficulty has been greatly reduced. Also, if you hold down the X button you can speed up enemies when they move so you don’t have to wait as long.
Natural Doctrine will also have three addition online co-op missions to play through. One has players fight Aslan, the Lion King, and an orc army. Another mission is a battle with the Great Sage Solomon and the final mission is versus the Immortal King Gomorrah. The patch also smoothes online play by speeding up enemies and matchmaking.
If you purchased Natural Doctrine for PlayStation 4 you’ll also get a set of extra hard downloadable missions for free. These challenge missions will send players deep down into the Glion Hive. The Glion Queen is waiting for players in the heart of the hive.
The extra content will be available on July 10 and Natural Doctrine for PS4 will have a 1,000 yen discount on Japan’s PlayStation Store. In Japan, the game sold over 50,000 units across all three platforms since it came out in April.
NIS America will release Natural Doctrine in North America on September 16.