The lights are on
The holidays are upon us, and that means all the biggest games of the year just came out or are coming out very soon. It also means, in this new age of post-release content, that the games that already came out earlier this year (or last year) have new holiday-themed DLC. Here's a round-up of what's available if you want to add some holiday cheer to your video games.
Borderlands 2 - How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day
Borderlands released in 2012, but Gearbox has been vigilant in its efforts to add new content to the game. On December 17, How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day will release for $2.99 and will task players with taking on Abominable Mister Tinder Snowflake in the town of Gingerton.
Saints Row IV - How The Saints Saved Christmas
Not to be outdone in regards to characters saving things when it is snowing outside, How The Saints Saved Christmas, which is available now, tasks the Saints crew with doing exactly what the title of the DLC implies. The gang wears terrible sweaters, fights gingerbread men, goes caroling, and makes references to the greatest Christmas movie of all time: Die Hard.
Payday 2 - Charlie Santa Heist
It doesn't go quite as far as Borderlands 2 and Saints Row with its holiday theme, but you can get your hands on some Santa Claus masks to make your heists more festive with the free Charlie Santa Heist DLC. It will be available for free to PC players on December 16.
Pikmin 3 - Fortress of Festivity
The Fortress of Festivity is free for players who update Pikmin 3, and while it isn't explicitly called out as being DLC for the holidays, there are wrapped presents and a fir tree with covered in decorations. It's for the holidays.
Call of Duty: Ghosts - Festive Personalization Pack
It doesn't add new levels or any large game additions, but you can decorate your gun to look like an ugly holiday sweater, get a seasonally themed reticle, playercard, background, and patch, and it's free to download for Xbox players.
LittleBigPlanet - The Nightmare Before Christmas
Released back in October, the winter holiday relevance of The Nightmare Before Christmas may be debatable. Is it a Halloween film, or a Christmas film? Regardless or your opinion, it does have Christmas in the title, and you can pay a few bucks to add Nightmare Before Christmas content to your copy of LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2, so it's close enough.
What do you think of seasonal DLC? Do you buy it? Do you take the time to download the free DLC? Does taking on gigantic monster snowmen, as opposed to regular monsters make the season more fun? Let us know in the comments below.
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