Super Animal Royale Tonight

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Scene from a SAR Tonight broadcast.

Super Animal Royale Tonight (SAR Tonight) is a Super Animal Royale (SAR) in-universe news program. Videos of five episodes of SAR Tonight were posted to the Super Animal Royale "Store page" on Steam. They were presented as five of the standard video trailers used to provide previews of games on Steam, and were presumably created by Pixile, the same software development company which created Super Animal Royale.

The format of the SAR Tonight program is that of a live sports news broadcast, such as the ESPN program SportsCenter. The two hosts sit at a newsdesk, with a video monitor on the wall behind them. The hosts are Donk Patrick, a donkey character, and Howl Michaels, a monkey. These two animated characters share the same art style as the animal avatars of the players in the SAR game. Donk Patrick delivers the news dialog, and Howl Michaels provides commentary. Patrick speaks English (interspersed with occasional natural donkey-calls; their occurrence seems to be an involuntary mannerism), while Michaels speaks in unintelligible monkey-like chatters, although Patrick understands him (and, if one listens closely, one can distinguish, in the monkey-chatter of Michaels, the corresponding English syllables of the words that Patrick interprets).

Most of the duration of an installment of SAR Tonight is used to replay a series of video clips of recent SAR matches. These matches feature members of the online-gaming public, and seem to have been recorded by them, themselves, and then submitted to Pixile. Several clips seem to feature segments of the gameplay of gamers who are live-streaming their gameplay, on a website such as Twitch or YouTube.

During their commentary, the hosts of SAR Tonight refer to the in-universe geography, culture, and history of the SAR game world. Patrick often mentions the island, where the game is set, and he describes the closing of one of its main attractions: the Super Animal World Safari Park.

Cosmetics[edit | edit source]

The following cosmetics are the rewards for participating and being chosen to be included in an episode of SAR Tonight. The winners may claim a maximum of one winner reward per episode, but there are exceptions. Anyone who played a Super Animal Rebellion member at the end of episode 3 can get the Rebellion Helmet.

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SAR Tonight Umbrella
Winner Reward

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SAR Tonight Microphone
Winner Reward

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Tiger Silhouette T-shirt
All Participants of Ep. 1/2 Get

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SAR Tonight Tee
Winner Reward

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Donk Tee
Winner Reward

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Howl Tee
Winner Reward

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Golden Video Jacket
Winner Reward

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SAR Tonight Cap
Winner Reward

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Fox Silhouette T-shirt
All Winners of Ep. 3 Get

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Rebellion Helmet
ALRITE Level 100
or given to players who played a rebellion member in episode 3

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SAW Security Uniform
or given to players who helped film escape scene in episode 4

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SAW Helmet
ALRITE Level 50
or given to players who helped film escape scene in episode 4

Season 1 Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Episode Name Release Date
1 Early Access Begins Tonight 12 December 2018
2 Howl Strikes Back 14 January 2019
3 Friends of a Feather Fight Together/Birds of a Feather (Kill Together) 16 April 2019
Teaser: Clip Submissions Open 24 May 2019
4 The Fight Goes Underground 21 June 2019
5 Barn to be Wild 27 August 2019
6 Hee-haunting Howl-aween 25 October 2019
Teaser: Clip Submissions Open 16 November 2019
7 The Night Before CRISPRmas 13 December 2019
SAR Super Special Report: Unidentified, Giant Specimens Spotted on the Island 6 March 2020
Super Animal Royale Tonight: Where are Donk and Howl? 27 March 2020
Super Animal Royale Tonight Season 1 Recap 11 November 2020

Season 2 Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Episode Name Release Date
1 The Stage is Set 3 December 2020
2 How the Finch Stole CRISPRmas 17 December 2020

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The names of the hosts, Donk Patrick and Howl Michaels, are allusions to the prominent real-world sports journalists Dan Patrick and Al Michaels, although the SAR characters do not impersonate their namesakes.
  • The in-universe store Earporium sponsored episode 2 of SAR Tonight; the Earporium is a location that players will find in the S.A.W. Welcome Center.
  • At least one broadcast of SAR Tonight was violently interrupted by animals who claimed to represent the Super Animals Super Resistance.
  • The in-universe factory Super Milk Bar that sponsors episode 5 is located in the Super Animal Farm. This advertisement was used to announce new content (the Super Cow and its breeds) from the next game update.

Gallery[edit | edit source]