As previously mentioned, Red Dead Redemption continues to receive more and more DLC, which is impressive for a game that was already pretty large and content rich to begin with. Right now gamers are treated only to the official logo for the Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack, which can be seen above. But more news about the upcoming Nightmare is set to follow this week, with Rockstar revealing a host of all-new details and media from the pack, including the debut of the teaser trailer, this Thursday, September 30th.
As a refresher for those who might have forgotten what the Undead Nightmare Pack is going to be all about, here is a quick rundown of what we know so far. The Undead Nightmare Pack will feature an entirely new mostly single-player campaign that follows John Marston as he tries to find a cure for the highly infectious zombie plague that has spread across the frontier. And it will also feature brand new gameplay mechanics, weapons, zombie animals, mythical creatures, a brand new secret location, and some new multiplayer modes. Of course, we will likely learn more as Rockstar continues to reveal more information, goodies, and releases the trailer this week. So be sure to keep close, as we will continue to deliver the news and insight on the Undead Nightmare Pack as it is released.
Based on what we know so far, I really like what the Pack is offering (and I sure hope it turns out better than Liars and Cheats). Sure, the notion of zombies in the Red Dead Redemption world might seem a little odd at first blush, but really, the game was already so large, and Rockstar has already provided such a sizable amount of DLC, that I think a little zombie DLC at this point could be pretty fun. Even the logo screams “fun” to me. It looks creepy, implies some gore, but it is not over the top in any way. It actually reminds me of classic horror movies or the Halloween haunted houses I would hit up as a kid. If a logo can create a tone for upcoming DLC content, I like what this logo is doing.
And Halloween is getting closer. I know all the supermarkets near me are starting to hit the Halloween promos pretty hard, and dropping the Undead Nightmare Pack when everyone already has creepy-crawlies on the brain feels like a good move to me. So yeah, would I have wanted zombies in the main story and as part of the main game world? Probably not, no. Rockstar did a great job of creating a West that felt real and alive. But as DLC coming out to support a game that released back in May, I think it could be a fun, welcome addition. It could also be a good way to get gamers back into the game, capitalizing on the Halloween spirit that slowly spreads throughout October.
What do you Ranters think? Are you excited about the addition of zombies and the undead to Red Dead Redemption? The West is famous for some great ghost stories and ghost towns, after all. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
When the Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack stumbles from its grave, it will hit the Xbox Live for 800 points and PSN for $10.