Today, Super Animal Royale is leaving Xbox Game Preview and launching version 1.0. We can’t thank all of you in the Xbox community enough for taking the time to not only play Super Animal Royale, but provide your feedback on how to keep making it better and better.
Your feedback was especially valuable when it came to optimizing the experience for controllers, and you’ll be able to see how some of that feedback made its way into the game when you launch the new update.
v1.0 is one of our biggest updates yet, and kicks off Season 1, so we’re eager to dig into it and talk about all the exciting changes you can look forward to today!
Animal Pass Archive
One of the major frustrations we heard from you about battle pass systems in ongoing online games is that when a season ends, the opportunity to earn that content is gone forever. We wanted to get rid of that FOMO and let you make progress at your own pace, so today we’re debuting the Animal Pass Archive.
The current season will cost 550 SAW tickets as normal to unlock, but with the Animal Pass Archive, you will also be able to activate any previous pass that you own to earn progress on it alongside the current season. The XP you earn goes into both passes, too! If you missed or don’t own a previous season, you also have the option to purchase it for 750 SAW tickets.
Season 1: Super Animal World Pass Begins
Over the last several months, Xbox players have grown to know and love Super Animal World, the safari park that used to play host to visitors from around the world, and now serves as the setting for Super Animal Royale. With Season 1’s new Animal Pass, we’re celebrating many of the park’s fine establishments themselves, including items from Slow Food, Crispr Cafe and the Welcome Center.
The pass also features park-themed food and drink items and weapons, including the Chocolate Cake Pistol that all players can earn for free! Players who complete the pass will also be able to celebrate the launch with us in-game using the brand-new Party Horn emote.
Lastly, let’s talk about Mini Animal pets! That’s right, your Super Animal can now be followed around by a smaller animal as a pet. The Mini Animals are bioengineered to make traditionally untamable beasts like tigers and bears suitable as pets, and while they’re not exactly tame, they’re at least mini enough to prevent serious maulings. To start, there are 8 Mini Animals for purchase in the SAW Shop, and a Mini Capybara that can be earned in the Super Animal World Pass.
Super Frogs Leap Onto the Island
SAW has cooked up the game’s very first Super Amphibian in the lab:, the Super Frog! Starting at level 30, players can now unlock the Super Frog and 4 additional breeds: Super Tree Frog, Super Rain Frog, Super Horned Frog, and Super Dart Frog.
New Gameplay Improvements
Version 1.0 of Super Animal Royale is packed full of gameplay improvements, including two brand new Super Powerups and improvements to existing powerups.
The new SAW Impossible Tape powerup will instantly repair your opponent’s damaged armor upon their death, saving you tape and time. Impossible you say? Not for SAW Scientists. Just note that level 3 armor will only be repaired to 2/3 of its durability. 3/3 would truly be impossible.
The second new power is the Bandolier, which increases your max carrying capacity for ammo, super tape, grenades, skunk bombs, and bananas (praise!). Simple, but effective!
We’ve made changes to existing Powerups as well, including a redesign of the Skunk Gas Vial to the Skunk Gas Snorkel, and added traction in shallow water while wearing Claw Boots so you don’t lose any speed All-in-all, the update introduces about 50 balancing adjustments, game optimizations, content updates, and bug fixes — a list far longer than we can fit here! If you want to check out all of the changes we made in v1.0, check out the full patch notes here.
We hope you all have a great time with the update and Season 1! Your participation in this community and your feedback has made this game what it is. Please continue to let us know what you want to see in our next updates in our Discord server or on your preferred social channel. See you on the island, Super Animals!
Super Animal Royale (Game Preview)
This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game.
It’s fight for furvival! Super Animal Royale is a 64-player, frenetic, top-down 2D battle royale where murderous animals fight tooth, claw, and machine gun across an abandoned safari park. Collect and customize your favorite critters and weapons, then put them to work in solo matches or team up as a squad of up to four players!
• Survival of the Fittest: Scavenge a variety of powerful weapons, armor and items to become the apex predator in intense 64-player online matches.
• The Superest World: Explore a massive, beautifully illustrated 2D island and discover its hidden lore, by chatting with its inhabitants and scouring its rich environments for clues.
• Different Stripes for Different Fights: Collect hundreds of animal breeds and customize them with thousands of cosmetic items, weapons, outfits, and even umbrellas!
• Evolving Events & Updates: Enjoy an endless stampede of new content, including seasonal outfits, animals, and weapons to collect.
• The Fast and the Furriest: Flatten your foes while rolling dirty in a Hamster Ball, or mount a Giant Emu and peck your way to the promised land.