The update delivers fixes for the games save system. But more notably, it introduces three new characters inspired by the Chinese New Year.
First and foremost, theres Fortune Chicken, which is also featured on the games new icon. Fortune Chicken is a sort of Chinese version of Crossy Roads default Why did the chicken cross the road? character. Its free for a limited time, so make sure to unlock it at no cost while you can in the games character selection screen.
Unsurprisingly, Fortune Chicken comes with a new Chinese New Year-inspired Crossy Road theme, which features fireworks, lanterns, pagodas, and cards bearing the yuan sign.
As it turns out, collecting a certain number of those cards unlocks one of the other new Chinese New Year characters, which is a mystery character. (Spoiler: Its the Chinese god of prosperity Cai Shen.)
The remaining Chinese New Year character is a Chinese dragon named Xi, which can be unlocked via a $0.99 in-app purchase or in exchange for coins through the games prize machine.
Created by the Australian developer Hipster Whale, Crossy Road was updated last month with MFi controller support and new characters including ones inspired by Australian animals, apparently in celebration of Australia Day on Jan. 26.
Ive been addicted to Crossy Road since its release in November last year. As such, I always find that a notable update to the game is cause for celebration. Its latest update is no exception, especially as its actually released in celebration of the Chinese New Year.
To my fellow Crossy Road fans: Kung Hei Fat Choi! Now go forth and unlock Crossy Roads new Chinese New Year characters.