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A Big Announcement

Mystic - April 1, 2017

(In case it wasn’t obvious by the date this was posted, this is an April Fools’ Day post, and the following is not true. On the other hand, the levels shown are indeed legitimate 2.2 content.)

It’s been a while since we had a proper update, but we have something special for you today. Over the years, we’ve received a lot of community feedback. Of all the things the community has suggested over the years, extra characters is by far the most popular. Today, I’m happy to announce that along with slopes, 2.2 will feature a fourth character: Big the Cat!

Greenflower Zone Act 2 That’s right! Big the Cat has made it to SRB2! The first thing you notice is right in his name: he’s almost double the size of the rest of the cast, which is obvious even with the analog camera in this shot. Big uses this bulk to deal extra damage to foes and have a base jump even higher than Sonic’s.
Deep Sea Zone Act 1 However, I’m sure that’s not what you’re thinking when it comes to Big. Of course, Big’s primary feature is his ability to fish! Pressing spin while standing near water still starts fishing, allowing you to hunt for the one that got away. Your biggest catch in the stage is displayed at the top of the screen instead of score.
Techno Hill Zone Act 1 However, fish don’t just live in clean water. Big can fish in slime, mud, and even lava! If it’s a liquid, cast a line and see what you can pull up! To complete the stage, you need to find Froggy, but there’s tons more to find! Along with fish, you can also fish up junk, rings, or even super sneakers.
Aerial Garden Zone Finally, Big has been fully integrated into the game overall, including exclusive emblems! Fish up a big enough fish in each stage for the fishing emblem, which can get really difficult as some of the later stages require finding a very huge fish. There’s nothing like the thrill of finally landing that lunker after several hours in GFZ1.

That’s all for this update, but join us next time when we introduce you to our fifth character, Charmy, complete with voice clips!

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