Cotton Reboot! will add Appli-Ke Pumpkin and her talking hat companion Needle from Cotton 2 as a playable character via a free update in early May, publisher Beep announced at Shooting Game Daikanshasai 2021. The update will also improve screen visibility, as well as fix various bugs.
Characterized by her powerful shots and speedy movement, Appli-Ke’s difficulty has been rebalanced to allow even new players to clear the game without a continue. She is voiced by Hyo-sei, who also voiced her in Cotton 2 (where she was credited as Kumiko Yokote).
Needle, on the other hand, is a more difficult character. However, his high rapid-fire speed makes him suitable for racking up points. He is voiced by Yoshinori Ishikawa.