Red Undead Redemption DLC Coming

Red Undead Redemption?

If you thought the free "Outlaws To The End" Co-Op Mission Pack was all the Red Dead Redemption DLC you could handle, you'd better strap yourself in. Rockstar Games sent word yesterday that additional DLC for Red Dead Redemption is indeed on its way, and will begin rolling onto PSN and XBOX Live Marketplace as soon as August.

Dan Houser, Rockstar Games' founder had this to say about the DLC:

We want to continue to provide Red Dead Redemption’s fans with a steady supply of innovative new content.  Our goal is to continue to pack as much entertaining gameplay and as many surprises as we can into the massive world of Red Dead Redemption over the coming months.

Currently, we know of four new DLC packs coming our way, starting with the "Legends and Killers" Pack at the beginning of August 2010, and culminating with the Red Dead Redemption "Undead Nightmare" Pack later this fall - my guess is Halloween.

Here is a rundown of all the upcoming DLC you can look forward to over the coming months:

"Legends and Killers" PackNew active map locations, characters and more:

  • Release date: beginning of August 2010;
  • 9 new multiplayer map locations – more than doubling the amount of territories in the multiplayer competitive modes;
  • 8 new multiplayer characters – play as characters from Red Dead Revolver;
  • Introducing a new projectile weapon: the Tomahawk, with corresponding challenges for single-player and multiplayer gameplay;
  • New achievements and trophies;
  • Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE).

"Liars and Cheats" PackNew competitive modes, multiplayer mini-games in Free Roam, and more:

  • Release date: TBC;
  • Attack and Defend multiplayer competitive mode and challenges;
  • New multiplayer horse races, complete with mounted combat;
  • Play as the heroes and villains of Red Dead Redemption, as well as 8 additional multiplayer characters;
  • Multiplayer versions of Liars Dice and Poker from the single-player game;
  • Introducing a new weapon: the Explosive Rifle, with associated challenges available in single-player and multiplayer gameplay;
  • New achievements and trophies;
  • Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE).

"Free Roam" PackDelve deeper into the world of Red Dead Redemption with new modes, challenges and gang hideouts to discover:

  • Release date: TBC;
  • Additional Free Roam challenges;
  • New action areas and defensive placements;
  • Posse scoring and leaderboards;
  • New anti-griefing measures in Free Roam;
  • Pricing: TBC.

"Undead Nightmare" PackGhost towns and cemeteries come alive in a West gone horribly wrong:

  • Release date: TBC;
  • Brand new single-player adventure, challenges and quests;
  • 8 new multiplayer zombie characters;
  • Additional animals unleashed in the world;
  • New dynamic events and more;
  • Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE).

The take-home news here is that, over the course of the DLC releases, Rockstar will be further populating the game-world, both in single-player and multiplayer modes; and they are actively bringing a sense of focus and order to the multiplayer component - something that has been sorely lacking thus far.

I'm sure they will all be fine DLC packs, but frankly I personally only have eyes for the "Undead Nightmare" Pack. The prospect of fighting through a zombie apocalypse set in the Old West is the stuff of my dreams:  like Dead Rising, but without the drink-mixing and roof top soccer matches.

What say you, Ranters? Does this DLC hit the spot, or are you cowboyed-out already?

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