Chair and Epic Games announced this morning that the first free content update for iOS game Infinity Blade will arrive tomorrow. Alongside the previously revealed Marrow Fiend -- "rumored to devour its victims, taking their bones for its blade and shield" -- comes a smattering of swords and shields (five each), a shiny new set of armor, and five new helms (the Xmas-themed Holiday Helm, among others).

The level cap will also be adjusted to 45 from 40, and players will be able to purchase gold from within the game. And if you're anything like us, you'll want to be rocking to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra while fighting the Marrow Fiend with the Holiday Helm equipped -- the ability to pump your own music into the game comes as part of the update. Chair further promises "New areas to conquer! New enemies to fight! Multiplayer! New swords, shields, helmets, and magic rings! And more!" for some point next year, so don't go forgetting about Infinity Blade just yet.
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'Tis the season for giving and ChAIR | Epic Games is giving gamers even more reasons to play the critically acclaimed iOS hit, INFINITY BLADE! The first free content update will be released via the App Store tomorrow - less than two weeks since its Dec. 9th debut!

We're so grateful to all of our loyal customers for keeping INFINITY BLADE on the charts!

Content Pack #1 Features:

- Gamers can collect and master 5 new Swords, 5 new Shields, 1 new set of Armor, and 5 new Helmets, including the Santa-themed "Holiday Helm!"

- Maximum Character Level raised from 40 to 45!

- New Enemy Revealed - The MARROW FIEND! This creature is rumored to devour its victims, taking their bones for its blade and shield.

-Purchase Gold! Due to popular demand, we have added the ability to buy extra Gold via in-app purchase!
- Gamers can now listen to their own music while playing INFINITY BLADE!

- Optimizations and minor Bug fixes.
More updates coming next year, including: New areas to conquer! New enemies to fight! Multiplayer! New swords, shields, helmets, and magic rings! And more!

About Infinity Blade
Taking handheld gaming to new heights, the graphically intense "Infinity Blade" features adrenaline-fueled sword battles and epic boss fights set in the realm of a fully 3D castle. The game's robust single-player mode features an intuitive combat interface and simple touch controls, which enable hardcore and casual gamers alike to engage in fun, furious battles. As play progresses, players gain experience, build stats and earn more powerful items to prepare their knight for the final encounter with the game's nemesis, the God-King. Additional content will be released free of charge via planned updates, including a fully integrated multiplayer mode, which enables players to find friends and other challengers to battle online via Game Center.

Infinity Blade is the first mobile game to be powered by Unreal Engine 3. The latest version of Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides access to Epic Games' award-winning toolset, now features support for iOS. Additional information on UDK can be found at: http://www.udk.com/download

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.