It sure feels like we were just talking about Synth Riders, doesn't it? The Groovin' Essentials pack launched earlier this month, but the team over at Kluge Interactive isn't content to have that close things out for the year. No, it still has some more content to drop before things roll over into 2023.

The Merry Synthmas update is a free update for the game that includes a number of small bits and bobs for everyone to boot up and enjoy. First and foremost, the update includes yet another free song, adding a synth cover of the 'The Carol of the Bells' by Dance of the Dead. While the new song is the marquee highlight of the update, there will also be a new winter theme that features Santa soaring around on his sleigh in the background. Additionally, you'll be able to start customising the platforms that you're projected to be standing on while playing a song, featuring colour options and decals alongside some Holiday-themed challenges to try and bang out.

Finally, the update also brings with it new native language compatibilities, a nice thing to see as the game continues to broaden its reach to more and more players. The new localisations are Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish.

That's a fair bit of content given that Kluge just released a pretty big update a few weeks ago!