[Game Update] - 400152

Release Date: 03/19/20


Update Information:

Today we have our next character refresh! As usual we also have some new skins and some new streaming drops. But we also have a little bit of studio news and a small teaser for the next content update. Enjoy!

Wendy clutches tightly to the memory of her twin sister, Abigail. Some days, it’s almost as if she never left…

Even from the afterlife, Abigail never stopped looking out for Wendy - and now Wendy has discovered how to return the favor. Her affinity with the supernatural has led her to the mysterious practice of Ectoherbology, allowing her to create haunting elixirs to aid her sister beyond the veil and make their bond stronger than ever before.

Here are some of the details:

  • Wendy carries a flower that can summon her sister Abigail's spirit. 
  • Abigail's spirit gets stronger over time but starts over if she is destroyed.
  • Abigail's might is tied to Wendy's health, making her fight harder while Wendy is weak. 
  • Wendy can ask Abigail to stay close to her or roam more free via Abigail's flower.
  • Wendy does not lose sanity due to ghosts.
  • Pipspooks can now be found roaming around gravestones.
  • Wendy can commune with Pipspooks to help them find peace in exchange for Mourning Glory.
  • Wendy can use Mourning Glory in her Ectoherbology crafting tab to help her sister's spirit in various ways.
  • Wendy has reduced damage in combat, but suffers less sanity drain from auras and the dark.  

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New skin sets available

We have also added new skin packs for purchase. The Wendy Deluxe Wardrobe contains 5 skins, Wendy's Nostalgic, Guest of Honor, Roseate, Triumphant and Survivor skin sets for $12.99usd. We have also added the Fanciful Chest which includes the Rosy Posy Parasol, Straw Bonnet, Shared Armoire, and a set of Abigail's flower skins for $3.99usd.

Wendy's previous skin sets (halloween, magma, victorian, snowfallen, and gladiator) are also on sale for 50% off for the next two weeks!. 

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New Streaming Drops!

We are adding the Crystallized Cabinet to the Crystalline collection. For more information on streaming drops and how to get them, check out our support topic here

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Studio Note:

Just a quick note regarding the team at Klei Entertainment. As noted previously, everybody at Klei Entertainment is working from home due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Many of us have been working especially hard to help maintain operations as we all move out of the office and into our homes and with everything being done online, extra time must be spent in organizing conversations and trying to maintain communication. As some of you may know, we have a very open office and we are almost always in contact with each other as we go about our days. Some of us work across multiple teams and that work has become a bit more challenging for everybody.  

That being said, at this time the transition has not caused any major disruption in our operations, but it would be overly optimistic to expect that we won't have any delays at all. We're going to have to be especially mindful about this in the coming weeks and make sure we don't take on too much work so we can keep things running smoothly. 

Likely, you won't see any real difference in what we deliver until after the next big update as we are already well underway with that and will be wrapping up the bulk of that work soon. But hopefully you won't see much change at all. We'll do our best and we'll let you know if/when we start seeing anything changing.

And Finally!

If everything goes according to plan we expect the next update to be toward the end of April with the next Return of Them Content update, "She Sells Seashells". Here's a bit of a teaser of what's to come. We'll have more info shortly before release!

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We also have a small surprise for you next month as well and we'll let you know about that when it's ready. 

That's it for now, we hope you all enjoy the new update and stay safe out there.

Update 400152 - 03/19/2020
Changes:

  • Wendy has been refreshed. Key changes:
    • Wendy carries a flower that can summon her sister Abigail's spirit.
    • Abigail's spirit gets stronger over time but starts over if she is destroyed.
    • Wendy can craft the Sisturn to increase the rate that Abigail's spirit strengthens.    
    • Abigail's might is tied to Wendy's health, making her fight harder while Wendy is weak.
    • Wendy can ask Abigail to stay close to her or roam more free via Abigail's flower.
    • Wendy does not lose sanity due to ghosts.
    • Pipspooks can now be found roaming around gravestones.
    • Wendy can commune with Pipspooks to help them find peace in exchange for Mourning Glory.
    • Wendy can use Mourning Glory in her Ectoherbology crafting tab to help her sister's spirit in various ways.
    • Wendy has reduced damage in combat, but suffers less sanity drain from auras and the dark.
    • Abigail's damage is affected by the number of enemies she is fighting, allowing her to be effective against a single enemy but at her best when fighting a crowd.
  • Added optional word filter to public server listing.
     

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