Game Difficulty in NEO: The World Ends with You
NEO: The World Ends With You features four types of game difficulty modes which are Easy, Normal, Hard, and Ultimate. Note that progressing through the game will enable you to unlock these different difficulty settings at any time during play.
Below are all difficulty modes in NEO: The World Ends With You, including each mode’s features and how to unlock them in the game.
|Difficulty Mode||Features||How to Unlock|
||Unlock through Fret‘s Social Network Node on Week 1, Day 4 (1 CP).|
||Unlocked by default.|
||Unlock through Minamimoto‘s Social Network Node on Week 1, Day 4 (4 CP).|
||Unlock through Joshua’s Social Network Node after clearing the main story (Week 3, Day 9).|
Changing the Game Difficulty
The game is automatically set to Normal mode once you start a new game. This can be changed by pressing the directional pad while outside of combat after you have unlocked the other difficulty modes during the main story. Your level can also be lowered which increases the drop rate of pins from Noise enemies at the cost of lowering your party’s HP.
Farming Rare Pins
For farming rare pins (including Uber Pins), it is recommended to set the game to Hard or Ultimate. Note that some of the rarest pins can only be obtained on the higher difficulty modes as well. For better chances of obtaining the best pins, you can also set your team’s level to the lowest possible, granted that you can still efficiently defeat foes despite the penalty applied to your party’s HP.