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Third Borderlands 2 Headhunter mission brings abominable snowmen Dec. 17

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The third Headhunter add-on mission for Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2, How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day, will hit Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC and Mac on Dec. 17, publisher 2K Games announced today.

The DLC will cost $2.99 on each platform through the Xbox Live Marketplace, PlayStation Store and Steam.

How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day is a holiday-themed adventure, featuring killer snowmen and the requisite ugly holiday sweater. Vault Hunters will find themselves in the village of Gingerton assisting arms dealer Marcus Kincaid in finding a missing train stuffed with guns. At the end of the search, players will go up against another formidable boss to claim its head, Abominable Mister Tinder Snowflake.

Defeating the giant snowman will net players "a big ol' snowman head," which sports a different expression for each character class, as well as holiday-themed character skins like a Santa outfit for Gunzerker Salvador and ugly sweater for Krieg the Psycho.

How Marcus Saved Mercenary Day also includes a Borderlands version of classic Christmas tune "Carol of the Bells," written and performed by Raison Varner, Gearbox Software sound designer.

2K Games has promised more information on additional Headhunter add-ons "early next year." Currently available Headhunter missions include the horror-themed TK Baha's Bloody Harvest and Thanksgiving adventure Wattle Gobbler.