Peggle fans who haven't checked out Roundguard yet may find it easier to make time for it starting today, as the new Gift Giver update brings a seasonal event and permanent improvements.
At the top of the update comes three new NPCs doling out silly jokes and tough tasks in equal measure. There''s the aptly named frost giant, The Big Freeze, a "moody" dark elf named The Projectionist, and the Gift Giver himself, though don't expect Saint Nick to come down a plinko-like chimney. Expect a twist on the bearded hero fitting of Roundguard's fantasy universe. Completing his challenges will unwrap gifts for the players. Christmas has come early in this new free update, apparently.
While the characters are permanent additions to the game, a seasonal event also kicks off next week, December 20, and runs through the new year until January 2. Characters will be dressed for a North Pole-like climate, complete in ugly sweaters and winter hats, as the dungeon will see its first snowfall of the year. The two-week event also uses a new mechanic: snowballing. With this active, all in-game pots, normally great for amassing lump sums of coins to spend, will now stick to the player. Additionally, Icy Winds will blow your hero around each level.
“This last year has been hard, but it feels good to put a little more fun out there to thank everyone for the kindness and generosity they’ve shared with us,” said Andrea Roberts of Wonderbelly Games. “We’re looking forward to a fresh new year with new things to share!”
The Gift Giver update is the third since launch for Roundguard. It's available as a free update from today for all of Roundguard's platforms, Apple Arcade, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC via Steam.