Three Houses: Version 1.0.2 (Maddening Difficulty) and Wave 2 DLC (New Outfits, Items and Battles) Now Available!

Ready to add a lot more hours in Three Houses? From today, all players can download the free version 1.0.2 update. This includes the previously teased higher difficulty level, a few additional features and various bug changes.

 

With this update, expansion pass owners can access the Wave 2 contents. Look forward to new glasses for the protagonist, house loungewear for your students, new stat-boosting items and auxiliary battles (including a new “Corridor of the Tempest” music track).


(Images via Nintendo of America: 1 | 2)

Furthermore, looking at the expansion pass’s updated eShop listing, it seems there will be at least two more sets of costumes, which will presumably be added in Wave 3 (alongside the additional quests).

Keep reading to find the official patch notes!

  • New and Updated Features
    • Added Maddening mode to the New Game difficulty options. Note that if you clear Maddening mode without selecting New Game +, the title screen will change.
    • Increased the bonus Renown for selecting New Game + at the start of the game.
      • In addition to the usual difficulty bonus, 10,000 Pts. will now be added each time you clear a path.
      • The max threshold for bonus Renown is now 50,000 Pts.
      • If you already started playing using New Game + before applying the DLC data, 10,000 Pts. per cleared path will be added to each save slot the first time it is loaded.
      • Up to Ver.1.0.1, only the type of path cleared was saved but not the number of clears for the same path, which will now be saved applying the DLC Ver.1.0.2.
    • Added Goddess Tower to the Event Gallery in Extras. Use the ZL/ZR Buttons to select the Goddess Tower page, then choose a character event to replay.
      • The Event Gallery is unlocked once you’ve cleared the game.
    • Implemented new English voice for Byleth (male).
    • New Expansion Pass Content:
      • A new set of items
        • You can receive this set of items as DLC Supplies from the bed in Byleth’s Personal Quarters. Each save file can receive these supplies: Sacred Galewind Shoes (Movement +1), Sacred Floral Robe (HP +7), Sacred Snowmelt Drop (Strength +3), Sacred Moonstone (Speed +3).
      • Additional auxiliary battles
        • There are five additional auxiliary battles in the Expansion Pass: Battle at Lake Teutates, Battle in the Forest, Battle at Gronder Field, Battle at the Sealed Forest, and Battle at Conand Tower.
        • Depending on your progress, one of them will be listed in the battle-selection screen.
        • These additional auxiliary battles will be marked with the yellow “!” icon in the battle-selection screen. As a bonus, these battles may give you status-up items, such as Ailell Pomegranate, and an increased Gold reward in addition to the Bullions.
        • All maps will consume one activity point to start.
      • A new song (Corridor of the Tempest)
        • You can access the new song (Corridor of the Tempest) from the System menu while you are in an auxiliary battle. You can also listen to it in the Music Library.
      • New attire/accessory (House Loungewear / Glasses for Byleth)
        • The new attire (House Loungewear) is for the protagonist and students. Swap outfits in Byleth’s Personal Quarters from the Journal. These outfits are only wearable inside the monastery, or for specific unit classes during battle (this varies by character).
        • The new attire cannot be sent along with a traveler.
        • The new accessory (Glasses) can also be put on in Byleth’s Personal Quarters. They can be combined with any other attire. The glasses can be worn in the monastery and during battle.
      • A confirmation message is now displayed when you abandon an item during battle.
  • General
    • Fixed the bug that caused the game to freeze when Fortify was used while equipped with a certain skill.
    • Addressed the incorrect character design in event still images.
    • Fixed the bug that incorrectly displayed a Caspar line as Linhardt’s during the White Heron Cup.
    • Fixed the bug that displayed a “TBD” message when mastering combat.
    • Fixed the bug in the cut-in sequence for a CRITICAL attack.
    • Fixed the bug that prevented Rescue magic from working properly to move an ally to a space near the user.
    • Fixed the bug that accidentally let the player enter the closed-off desk corridor in the Cardinals’ Room.
    • Some text has been revised.
    • The gameplay has been improved by addressing a few additional bugs.

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  • Dana Zane

    “Note that if you clear Maddening mode without selecting New Game +, the title screen will change.”

    That sounds like the way IntSys intends for this difficulty to be played, by starting from a fresh file. I’m still completing the other routes on Hard, I’ll give Maddening a try once all the other DLC are out.

  • mrkisukes

    It probably won’t be until Christmas that I’ll have the time to try this mode out with the new semester starting back up. I’ll probably be back in the mood for it by then too.

  • hues_of_neon

    Have only been able to complete the GD route so far. Now I’m conflicted to play Maddening on New Game+ cos its fun or go standard New Game to unlock the different title screen…

  • Cute-Chao

    I’ve not checked yet, but it mentions the current costumes are for the students, so guessing we have nothing for the church members? I really hope we get some new outfits for them, too, at some point. Don’t want them to be missed out >.<