Red Dead Redemption has yet to hit store shelves but already developer, Rockstar Games have unveiled that the upcoming western epic will receive a free DLC pack shortly after the games release.

Entitled ‘Outlaws to the End‘ the DLC will bring six new co-operative missions for 2-4 players to experience, as well as adding new Achievements and Trophies. It is scheduled to hit the 360 Marketplace and PSN sometime in June for the amazing price of $0.

Rockstar have detailed three of the six new missions, which they describe as being explosive and epic:

  • Walton’s Gold – Walton’s Gang have taken control of a mining camp rich with gold. Fight through the camp and load your mine cart with as much gold as you can carry and get out as fast as you can – Walton’s boys have rigged the place to blow.
  • The River – Ride a raft down river, taking out rebel encampments along the way until you reach the rebel stronghold of Nosalida and a final epic battle for the town’s massive weapons caches. Watch out for Gatling gun-equipped enemy rafts.
  • Ammunition – The Mexican Army has the town of Tesoro Azul under siege. Storm the gates under heavy cannon, Gatling gun and sniper fire to destroy the Mexican artillery placements.

Sam Houser, President of Rockstar Games had this to say on the pack:

“Multiplayer in Red Dead Redemption offers players a whole new way to encounter the massive open world we’ve created, but we felt the experience would not be complete without co-op game play. With these missions, we wanted to create new ways for players to share in the experience of engaging with this amazing landscape.”

I think I speak for a huge number of us here at Game Rant when I say this really is fantastic news. The multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption looks to be every bit as good as the single player. We can’t wait to posse-up and explore the enormous playing area together – the more missions and activities there is to do the better. And of course the DLC is free which is the icing on the cake – Nice one Rockstar!

Red Dead Redemption is set to hit stores on May 18th in North America and the 21st in Europe, for both Xbox 360 and PS3.