Ever wonder what it would be like to play Road Rash in the Old West? You have? Awesome, because Red Dead Redemption's 'Liars and Cheats' DLC will be adding horse racing to its repertoire. Horse racing will allow up to eight players to participate in a cup-style race (like Mario Kart) that ranges between three to five races per cup. Where does the Road Rash stuff come in? Racers will be allowed to shoot at one another after a certain amount of time of pacifism.
Each racer is given a fixed amount of weapons and ammo and will only be allowed to pick up more from fallen racers. Respawns will be enabled after a set amount of time, most likely only a few seconds. Currently unknown is if gambling on the races will be enabled, but one would hope this will be allowed.
The horse racing in Redemption's single player was mostly enjoyable, but the lack of being able to shoot at other people did make it a bit less Old Western for me. The inclusion of armed racing in 'Liars and Cheats' is definitely something I will be looking forward to, it's definitely been in my top fantasies of the setting.
'Liars and Cheats' will be the next to last DLC coming out for Redemption, with the 'Undead Nightmare' serving as the last bit of content Rockstar will be releasing for the title. 'Undead Nightmare' puts protagonist John Marston in the role of savior as he scours the land for a cure for a zombie outbreak.
I am sad that there will be no longer content emerging for Redemption, but what's there is more than enough to sustain any long time player, or even better, any new player who starts playing the game. More than likely, Rockstar will also release a special 'Game of the Year' edition of Red Dead Redemption that comes complete with all of the DLC.