Prepare your Vacpacks adventurers, update 1.2.0 is on its way for the critically acclaimed Slime Rancher
. Titled "Mochi's Megabucks Update", we can expect to see new slimes, a new area of the world map, and an update to Rush Mode.
Some new screenshots of the new area, known as Nimble Valley, have been revealed in all its splendor.
The development roadmap for this update is as follows:
Partner with Mochi Miles in a STRICTLY BUSINESS capacity to corner the market on quicksilver slime plorts! Explore the Nimble Valley, a wholly-owned property of Miles Corp, and earn unique rewards from your boss, THE Mochi Miles.
The experience in the Nimble Valley is very different from anything else in Slime Rancher, offering an action-packed race through the valley as you attempt to feed a herd of dozens of quicksilver slimes with blasts of electric charges.
Why doesn't the rest of the world know about quicksilver slimes? Why are they ONLY located in the Miles-owned Nimble Valley? I'm sure it's just a coincidence.
The 5-Day Rush is getting an overhaul, including a name change! Rush Mode shares the same goal as the 5DR in that it's a race to get as many newbucks as you can in a limited period of time. However, Rush Mode introduces a variable time limit, that can be extended through smart, efficient play. It will also feature a few bonus offerings out on the range to encourage mixing up ranching with exploring.
Please note that while we expect high scores to completely change, 5DR world records posted online will be preserved as Rush Mode scores will be distinguishable.
While no release date has been announced yet, version 1.2.0 is set to launch late February.