Kingdom Hearts 2 (Final Mix) Vanitas Mod

Adding to a classic

Modding games has never really caught my eye before. It’s cool – there are lots of things and changes you can do and add into some of your favorite games. When I heard about a mod for Kingdom Hearts 2 (final mix version), which is probably my favorite game of all time, I just had to check it out.

In this mod, players take on the role of a brand new playable character, Vanitas – an antagonist in other titles. You can check him out in Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3. With a brand new move set and abilities, players re-live the classic journey with a fun and very challenging twist: the mod is only playable in critical mode, the hardest difficulty in the game. Fighting familiar bosses and enemies has never felt so fresh. You also can gain new keyblades only seen in other Kingdom Hearts titles.

New challenges to overcome

On top of adding a brand new playable character and obtainable keyblades to the game, this mod also includes three new drive forms, a gameplay mechanic where the player builds up the “drive gauge” to activate new powers and abilities for a limited time. It also includes three new secret bosses. Fans of the series will know that if it’s a secret endgame boss then they are no laughing matter. You better believe me, these guys take the cake, being harder than the base game’s secret boss.

Multiple new “summons” are available to use in the form of customized enemies seen in the base game. To add to this huge mod players can change out Vanitas’ allies by equipping different equipment to the base game’s previous allies, turning them into different “unversed”- an enemy variant seen in other titles to the series.

Development information

Development for this mod began early 2018 and released March 30th, 2019. It was created by Xaddgx absol brasse, Soraikosan and many others. If you are interested and would like to learn more, check out Xaddgx absol brasse’s channel to watch the progression of making this mod.

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