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  • 08Jul

    Bring the undead to “Red Dead Redemption” for $10 later this year

    Rockstar revealed their plans for Red Dead Dedemption DLC today. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be a lot of new content for the single-player mode – this time, it’s all about the multiplayer, with the exception of the “undead nightmare” pack, which, of course, is the last addition (can we hope for a Halloween release?).

    But more multiplayer content is an awesome thing, since RDR’s multiplayer is incredibly fun. Add that to the fact that you get some new weapons for use in both modes, some multiplayer poker and that one update will include some mysterious “anti-griefing measures,” and these look like a win all around. (But in the interest of full disclosure, I’m such a fan of this game, so of course I think it’s all awesome.)

    There’s no release date for any of these except the first, and that’s just a vague “beginning of August 2010,” so I can’t tell you exactly when you can shell out the cash and/or points for these purchases, but they all look pretty good, at least.

    Here are the details, straight from Rockstar:

    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).
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