The award-winning RPG Disco Elysium isn’t done with you yet. Nope, not by a long shot, as developers ZA/UM has announced a new hardcore mode that’s now available to play.

As the name suggests, the game will be harder and will kick your teeth in more than normal. Your chances of failing will go up, you’ll have less money, you’ll even drink and smoke more. Check out the full list of changes below:

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  • You will fail more – The difficulty of every Check goes up, bringing down your chances of success. Solving this case without being a Total Disaster Cop is even harder than normal.
  • You’re going to be poorer – You’ll have even less money, meaning there’s less for you to pick up. Better get used to picking up every scrap you can find…
  • Prices have gone up – Pharmaceutical prices have gone up, which means failing costs you even more and they don’t heal you as much.
  • You’ll need to turn to the hard stuff – Booze and cigarettes are going to help you a lot, sweet ciggys clearing your head and extra drink to build courage will become more of a necessity on this playthrough.
  • Most treasured possessions – The few possessions you do have become more important, make sure to treasure what you have!
  • You’ll have to think more carefully – The Thought Cabinet debuffs are more painful when you’re already liable to fail. One the flip side, the bonuses thoughts offer might push you down paths you wouldn’t otherwise take.
  • You’ll level up faster – Failing builds character. You’ll gain extra token amounts of XP every time you finish a task and you’ll level faster and higher, if only marginally.

That’s not all, as ZA/UM has also completed work on enabling widescreen support for the game as well. This was a heavy requested feature and one that ZA/UM had acknowledged previously that they were working on it.

Disco Elysium is available to purchase on both Steam and GOG.com

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