The four Ghosts expansion packs all contain four new multiplayer maps and an episode of the Extinction co-op mode. The first two packs also include new weapons. The DLC is available in a season pass or individually.
On the Xbox One season pass, the first four DLC packs were bundled into The Untold Stories of Los Perdidos. In June, Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α was announced and released on the same day. It is not part of the season pass. All four of the untold stories will be included in the PC version of Dead Rising 3 when it releases on September 5.
The base game released in April and developer RedLynx committed right out of the game to a full year of DLC in the form of six packs. The expansions will include "new tracks, new bike parts, rider gear, and new items for the track editor, and each DLC will let you enjoy a new Career Mode Event." Season pass and individual purchases are both on the table, but only pass holders will get an exclusive Crater Hazmat Suit.
Ubisoft's near-future open world game offers a season pass, but the meat of the content isn't out yet. The single-player focused Bad Blood released on September 23 for season pass holders and September 30 for all other players.
Crash Bandicoot 4, on its surface, is a pixel perfect continuation of the series' legacy. Levels are filled with dazzlingly colourful enemies and obstacles that hide just how difficult it'll be getting past them. Crash remains a jort-wearing buffoon who you'll repeatedly hurl insults towards as he misses the edge of a platform by an orange whisker. And, most importantly, Toys for Bob's sequel is incredibly fun to enjoy with another person on your couch, as you pass the pad and try to crack its levels together.
Some ski areas that have been operating in recent weeks and months have strictly limited the number of people allowed on site. Many require you to buy your lift pass and book your time on the slopes at least a day in advance, you can no longer just roll-up. Some have sold-out for several days in advance as a result. Reports from Australia indicated tickets at some resorts were snapped up for much of the season there. Some have also staggered arrival times at the base.
On 1st April Canada announced fully vaccinated skiers and boarders can now travel there without needing to take a covid test. By the start of May just a handful of ski areas remained open, most others having ended their seasons normally.
La Parva was the first to say it would do so, to season pass holders only, from the 18th August, El Colorado followed on the 19th. A third, Corralco, opened on 29th August, Others said the remainder of the ski season was so limited and their costs to open so high with all the COVID related restrictions it was not worth them opening for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Ski areas were only open to local people with season passes or similar, and unusually they were not allowed to open at weekends. Other measures at resorts that have reopened including cutting hill capacity by up to 70%, only one person per chairlift seat, limits on numbers in mountain restaurants and so on.
On 6th November the French government said masks must be worn in lift queues but need not be once on open lifts this season. They also said if COVID infections hit 200 per 100,000 people then the French Health pass will be required to board lifts.
Montgenevre, Val Thorens and Porte Puymorens (first in Pyrenees) opened on 20th November, the first season start since 2019. Increasing pandemic cases led to tightening of rules with the health pass required to access lifts and masks to be worn on outdoor as well as indoor lifts but at the start of December everything remained open with more centres opening.
On 1st April Italy stopped requiring people to have a COVID digital pass to buy lift passes. By the start of May most Italian ski areas had completed their seasons as planned with the Presena Glacier the last to close on 15th May.
Lesotho has one small ski area, Afriski, which was originally due to open for the season at the start of June. Afriski later announced that now that Lesotho has fully re-opened its economy, it would open for its 2020 season on 18th June.
Initially lifts could operate at capacity if busy but everyone must wear masks however from the end of October opening resorts began announcing measures similar to those adopted in North America and in much of the southern hemisphere during the 2020 season there. In some case limited numbers on lifts, in waiting areas and on the whole mountain. Also insisting tickets are bought online, sometimes with timed slots. Laax initially opened to season pass holders only.
In terms of operating in the second pandemic full season, in 20-21 there were limits on the number of people using some lifts, masks had to be worn in most locations and some larger resorts introduced a requirement to pre-book slots on the mountain, selling out of the limited capacity on peak dates well in advance.
In terms of other US ski areas that are usually open in late spring and in some cases early summer: Mt Bachelor, a second Oregon resort, also re-opened, from May 16th, but only for 9 days to the 24th May, and only for season pass holders. Both areas sold out of lift tickets for re-opening day very fast.
In Minnesota Wild Mountain ski area groomed some of is remaining snow and installed rails and other features to create a hike-up terrain park which it opened on the afternoon of May 9th, charging $10 for access or free to season-pass holders.
Putting tone aside, winter often plays an even more direct role in the narrative. Films such as "Christmas Vacation" wouldn't make much sense if they didn't take place during the holiday season after all. That's not to mention the obstructive nature of snow and freezing temperatures in films such as "Cold Mountain," "Fargo," and "Force Majeure." In John Carpenter's horror classic "The Thing," which takes place in the heart of Antarctica, the desolate winter weather mirrors the isolation characters face as the film progresses. 2b1af7f3a8