Red Dead Redemption gets Zombies and Gambling and Free Roam - oh my!

   08/07/2010 at 16:40       Phil May       2 COMMENTS.
Source - Computer and Video Games
 - Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games, Multiformat, Zombies, Brains

The first one's free, the rest will cost you.

Yup that's always true of DLC but what's in store for Red Dead Redemption next? Zombies, hordes of brain-eating shuffling zombies are the content of just one of the DLC packs planned by Rockstar for its sprawling and wholly satisfying Western adventure.

Here's the lowdown on the DLC, varmints!

Legends and Killers Pack

New 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 Pack

New 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 Pack

Delve 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 Pack

Ghost 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).
Sounds great. I never get sick of zombies finding their way into realistic games. Never.
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Tiger_Walts - on 08/07/2010 at 19:10 wrote:
Wow, just wow. A real wealth of stuff that was sorely missing from the vanilla free roam but the pricing is way, way too high. Makes Activision stuff seem reasonable.

Plus, how will this affect a split user base. It has the potential to kill off an already waning multiplayer community. Also, a feature labelled "New anti-griefing measures in Free Roam" should not be paid for so I expect that pack to be free.

peej - on 12/07/2010 at 10:53 wrote:
It's an unusual set of packs but I guess Rockstar / Take 2 think that enough people bought the original to get some decent sales out of even the most reamy DLC.

The one that annoys me the most is the Zombie pack. I don't particularly mind Zombie shit in games where you're already buying into a fantasy scenario but in something that's trying to be a fairly gritty representation of the wild west, it just feels a bit wrong somehow. Same as sticking 'em in COD.

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