Ghostrunner will be releasing a major new DLC expansion in early 2022, IGN can exclusively reveal. After teasing it as the “Ultimate DLC” last week, Ghostrunner’s developers took the wraps off the new content today, revealing that it is a story-driven expansion featuring a major character from the core game.
Titled Project_Hel, the new DLC will you in the shoes of Hel, one of the original game’s trickiest bosses. In the Project_Hel DLC, she will be a combat-oriented character designed to appeal to “new players and veterans,” and will feature her own ability progression system.
Project_Hel’s story will span six missions, following Hel as she descends Dharma Tower. It will also include new enemies, bosses, and six new tracks from electronic musician Daniel Deluxe. It was originally planned as a smaller piece of DLC, but eventually grew into a “full-blown Ghostrunner experience.”
In addition to the new story, 505 Games is planning a free cosmetics bundle. The Holiday Pack will include several festive swords and matching gloves, and will be available December 7.
In our original Ghostrunner review, we called it a “speedrunner’s dream” when it launched last year. “You may die hundreds of times, but instantaneous respawns and generous checkpointing ensure that Ghostrunner’s challenging combat and platforming never become a chore,” reviewer Mitchell Saltzman opined.
Since then 505 Games has announced Ghostrunner 2, a sequel being developed for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
When Project_Hel is released, it will be the biggest piece of Ghostrunner DLC to date. Players can sign up for an early private beta that will take place before launch, with participants being included in Project_Hel’s credits.
Project_Hel will cost $14.99, and will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Amazon Luna, and PC on January 27.
Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN