Warriors in Paradox Interactive's War of the Roses can expect a free content update on December 19, aptly titled "Winter Has Arrived." After all, that is generally what happens after it's been established that "Winter is coming."

Winter Has Arrived brings two new snowy maps based on the battles of Wakefield and Towton, new armor and new weapons. Two additional, new weapons will come at a price on Decemeber 21, based on medieval depictions of the Virgin Mary – the Dagger and Sword of Mary for Christ's Mass. They will be sold at a discount through December 26, when they will transform to full price.
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NEW YORK - December 17, 2012 - The battles between the houses of York and Lancaster show no signs of slowing down, with heroic knights remaining locked in combat as the cold winter months begin. Paradox Interactive has announced that the newest free content update for War of the Roses, entitled "Winter Has Arrived," will be available Dec. 19 and includes new armor and weaponry, plus two brand new snow-covered maps based on the historic battles of Wakefield and Towton.

The truly pious will also be able to wield the Dagger and Sword of Mary for Christ's Mass, inspired by medieval depictions of the Virgin Mary, laden with holy symbols. Both weapons will be available Friday, Dec. 21, at a special holiday price. But that mercy will expire on Dec. 26, at which point the prices will rise to the cost of a King's bounty!

Join Paradox Interactive this Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7pm GMT / 11am PST for a special War of the Roses broadcast as they demonstrate both new maps and show off all the new content. To get a front row seat to all the medieval mayhem, tune into the official Paradox Interactive TwitchTV channel at www.twitchtv.com/paradoxinteractive.

A new trailer for War of the Roses will help aspiring knights prepare themselves for the long, merciless winter. It may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4Y4wxIbzas

To find out more about War of the Roses and prepare for an even deadlier battle, visit http://www.waroftherosesthegame.com/

This article was originally published on Joystiq.