Rockstar Reveals Red Dead Redemption DLC Plans

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Zombies are coming to Red Dead Revolver. Because zombies make everything better. But that’s not all that’s coming to RDR. Rockstar revealed an ambitious DLC schedule today, which details four new content packs due out by the fall.

Here’s the whole schmeer from the press release:

The upcoming downloadable content for Red Dead Redemption includes:

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).

It’ll be interesting to see what Rockstar’s take on zombies looks like. And the addition of multiplayer poker will lead to real-world gambling. Of the new weapons, the Tomahawk seem the most intriguing to me, but I’m a sucker for a good projectile weapon. Most of all I’m glad the Undead Nightmare pack will have new single-player content as well. We’ll have more info and impressions on the upcoming RDR DLC as it becomes available.

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