The big addition this time around is a new tutorial- Bear Bastard’s Mecha Camp. Learn everything you need to know about the game (mostly) from one of Earth’s most notorious bandits (reformed, mostly). It’s a short, fun adventure that walks you through all of the controls for exploration and combat. Plus, you get to spend the night in a wooden cabin on the edge of the dead zone. A cabin that may be infested with rats. Or worse. A good time will be had by all.
This release also adds jumping- mecha with jump jets can now use them to instantly leap over terrain. In addition, mecha designs that were jump-capable in previous GearHead games have been updated so they are jump-capable now (the Haiho, Phoenix, Trailblazer, and Zerosaiko). Note that this change is not retroactively applied to mecha you already own; you might want to hold onto those old versions, in case they become collector’s items.