Before Red Dead Redemption was released in May, Rockstar promised to support it with post-release add-on content. The publisher made good on that pact and released the free Outlaws to the End co-op mission pack for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network in late June. However, the publisher won't just be giving content away for free.
The publisher today announced that four new downloadable content packs will mosey their way onto Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network beginning in August. The DLC includes the arrival of additional weapons; maps; animals; new saloon games, like Liars Dice; and playable characters from the game's predecessor, Red Dead Revolver.
In August, the Legends and Killers Pack (800 Microsoft points or $9.99) will be released. This heap of content brings nine fresh maps to the game's multiplayer competitive modes, eight new characters (from Red Dead Revolver) to saddle up as in multiplayer, a Tomahawk weapon, and trophies/achievements to collect.
The Liars and Cheats Pack (800 MS points, or $9.99) adds goods for the title's single- and multiplayer components. The content brings new multiplayer horse races with mounted combat, an Attack and Defend multiplayer mode, eight new multiplayer characters, and multiplayer versions of Liars Dice and Poker. The Liars and Cheats Pack also adds the explosive rifle, which can be used in both single- and multiplayer. The Liars and Cheats Pack has yet to be dated.
The Free Roam Pack, which bears neither a date nor a price, expands the game's already expansive Free Roam online component. The pack adds new Free Roam challenges, posse scoring/leaderboards, new "action areas" and "defensive placements," as well as what Rockstar is calling new "anti-griefing" measures.
The fourth and final pack Rockstar announced today is the Undead Nightmare Pack (800 MS points or $9.99). This content starkly differs from the others in that it is a ghoulish endeavor and a single-player test. The content brings an entirely new single-player adventure, with fresh challenges and quests. Additionally, it adds more animals to the game's biosphere, new "dynamic events," and eight new zombie characters for use in multiplayer. Rockstar promises additional details, including its release date, "soon."