Hungry Shark Evolution nabs 'The Big Christmas Update' and lets you eat delicious elves

Ubisoft just pushed out a substantial holiday update for its superbly addicting game Hungry Shark Evolution.

Version 2.9 for Windows Phone is now live in the Store, and it features a Happy Holidays greeting when launching and the game itself has a few bonus features for Christmas time as well. Indeed, the update is so big that Ubisoft have a hilarious trailer to show off all of the holiday shark cheer, which is worth checking out.

As of now, the Windows 8.1 version of the game has not received an update but our bet is the timing of the Store releases are slightly off. In other words, within the next few hours or days that version of the game is also likely to get an update.

Hungry Shark Evolution is one of the silliest games we have played, complete with dramatic but catchy music, upgrade abilities, and overall bloody mayhem. Eating elves just adds to the hilariousness. Additionally, since the game is free (optional in-app purchases, of course) and Xbox LIVE supported, there is no reason not to get this game. It even has 512 MB support, although graphics may be choppy.

No word if there are needed performance improvements to the game, which stuttered a bit even on a Lumia 1520, but so far it does feel a tad smoother. Shout out if you find anything new, including smoother graphics and wach the embedded teaser trailer.

Thanks, Israel H., for the tip!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.