Our Clever Endeavour team has been incredibly fortunate to support Ultimate Chicken Horse for over 5 years, and we’re back with another free content update to the game! We’re introducing a new character to the animal party, a new level and a handful of new outfits. Get ready to meet Hippo, coming to Xbox One and Series X | S owners on September 20!
Large and in-charge, Hippopotamus (Hippo for short) joins the Ultimate Chicken Horse cast!
This groovy critter is ready to boogie the house down. Don’t let the goofy smile fool you, Hippo is a real contender for the Ultimate title.
Head all the way back to the Cretaceous period with Hippo’s alternative skin, Triceratops! This alternative skin is compatible with all of the regular Hippo accessories.
How did Triceratops safely join the rest of the animals? No one really knows, but we heard it had something to do with a very special car…
Once you’ve become acquainted with Hippo, you’ll be able to unlock nifty accessories for Hippo and Triceratops.
- Cowboy boots: While Hippo usually has dancing shoes on, sometimes they get swapped out for these trusty boots.
- Balloon: Picked up from the fairground, its name is Wilson.
- Floatie: Hippo can’t swim, so they need this device when they go to the pool with the other animals.
Despite being in the game title, Horse has always been one accessory short compared to the other critters. But fear not, we bought Horse a new outfit!
Horse loved it so much that we made sure to provide 7 different colour variations: blue, orange, green, purple, red, pink and yellow. While Horse is convinced the outfit is streamlined for speed, it doesn’t do much other than look cool.
The whole cast and crew have ventured off to the local theme park and a certain attraction has caught their eye: this speeding roller coaster!
Once unlocked, this map will have you placing blocks and traps so you can safely pass under the tracks and on to the finish line – via another piece of totally safety-compliant scaffolding. Make sure to keep your appendages away from the ride at all times; if you get too close, it will send you right to the grave!
Once the Hippo-Party-Plus update is live on September 20th, you’ll be able to unlock all of the new content mentioned by collecting unlock boxes on all levels with a “?” sign.
All the content updates mentioned above are the cool, more obvious updates to players, but we have also updated a whole bunch of backend stuff. For example, we upgraded the Unity version that the game runs on and changed some physics related to wall colliders. Overall it should make the game feel a little smoother and more consistent to play. A bunch of this backend work came about because we learned that much of the online architecture that we use from third parties is retiring. We wanted to make sure the game lasted as long as possible by transferring it to new systems. This work ended up being a lot more complicated than we originally thought, and is still being worked on by the team behind the scenes.
We’d like to take this time to thank you and everyone who has played Ultimate Chicken Horse for making it what it is today! We hope you enjoy our last scheduled content update aswe move on to our next big project.
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