We have just released Update 2.3 for Awesomenauts, which means Penny Fox is now officially the 17th member of the Awesomenauts! All users with access to the Starstorm expansion will be able to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge around the battlefield with this new super-agile 'Naut. Take care not to get slowed or snared though, as Penny is at her most vulnerable when she can't use her speed to her advantage! Check out her Character Showcase video over here!
Update 2.3, which we have dubbed "Secrets of Space", is the biggest update we have ever released for Awesomenauts. The update does not only add a new 'Naut to the mix, but also brings an incredible amount of balance tweaks (with all characters receiving some balance love), three new skins (including the long-awaited and oft-rumored Cynical Vinnie skin), a new in-game song, and a substantial array of improved graphical effects. The patch notes are over six pages long, and can not be included in this post. You can find the full notes over here
, but we'll summarize some of the most important points below.
In addition to all the new content and balance changes, we've polished up many of the in-game effects. Solar coins are now shinier, airstrikes pack a little more visual punch, Froggy G's Splash Dash looks a little splashier, and a lot of other effects received a little love. The Droppod entry does look a little more violent and a little less safe right now, but that's not something the Awesomenauts can't handle.
There is also a new in-game song called "I'll Make You a Star, Baby." Starstorm owners will find this song added to the regular in-game music mix! It's another awesome track by our friends at Sonic Picnic, and you can listen to it through this link if you can't wait to check it out!
With 2.3 live, we'll be turning our attention to the next Awesomenaut that is chomping at the bit to jump into the fray! We'll have more to reveal on Sentry X-58 in the coming months, and will also be working on completing the locally stored replays!