Red Dead Redemption preorder bonuses hitting XBL, PSN this week

Once retail exclusives, $1 Deadly Assassin Outfit, Golden Guns Weapon Pack, and War Horse hitting download spots tomorrow; L.A. Noire bonuses available as DLC "much sooner."

Rockstar Games' open-world Western Red Dead Redemption launched last May to widespread praise. The game was released with several retailer-specific preorder bonuses, and this week those gifts will become available to all, via Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

Rockstar Games has announced that all three preorder bonuses--Deadly Assassin Outfit, Golden Guns Weapon Pack, and War Horse--will become available tomorrow, April 12, on the PlayStation Network and on Xbox Live for $1 and 80 MS points, respectively.

The War Horse is not just a horse.

Rockstar apologized on its blog for the delay in bringing the content to the masses, citing "unanticipated technical delays" as the reason for the slow release. The publisher also promised that L.A. Noire--due out next month--will see its preorder bonuses arriving as DLC "much, much sooner."

For more on the titles in question, check out GameSpot's review of Red Dead Redemption and GameSpot's latest hands-on preview with L.A. Noire.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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55 comments
GAMERVeiwer
GAMERVeiwer

good deal.. if you cant afford a Dollar...well i feel bad for you...Hec if u cant afford 5 dollars well.. i wont say anything...Rockstar does not owe us anything..infact.. we owe them for creating the Game we all since young kids have been waiting for ..i beat this game 4 times and love the online part also, i cant get enuff of the Wild West and i wont be playing another sandbox game till GTA5 or Red Dead Redemtpion;Part 2

Sheehe
Sheehe

They should do this with all games. But they should also not wait this long. After 4-6 months it is already enough time to get some extra stuff.

Jeebes007
Jeebes007

Buy it or don't buy it guys, it is totally up to you. Obviously Rockstar don't really want your money but they are now giving you the chance to get some nice bonuses you missed out on. This download is purely for our benefit, and to be honest I'll be buying it to check it out. People would gladly pay an extra 10-15 dollars to get it when it first came out why not buy it for a dolar now?

speedytimsi
speedytimsi

Thank god it's only $1 for those dnls. I remember that ppl were selling $40 a pop for the war horse a while back on ebay.

oneligas
oneligas

it would of been nice if they were 50 cents each but a dollar isn't totally unfair

Setsuka13
Setsuka13

R* is pretty cool for brining in these pre-order items for purchase. Most developers don't even give a crap that players might actually want this stuff. I mean, why should people be left out because they didn't pre-order at Wal-Mart, GameStop, Amazon.com, etc.?

MrPepino000
MrPepino000

Umm.... what happens if the War Horse dies? or can it?! :0

Double_Wide
Double_Wide

Awesome, I just started this game last month :)

punksterdaddy
punksterdaddy

I think there is a little subtle hint in here...? and that is... That pre-order bonuses are just not worth it... $1.00 and 80ms points for what exactly, coz the game works well without it? Its also far too little, far too late! People reading this: Do yourselves a favour and don't buy into all this pre-order bonus nonsense, they already make a fortune without this and it really isn't worth it for any game that I've seen yet?

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

I can only hope the same thing happens to Dissidia 012.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

The author made one of the sentences ambiguous. It is NOT $1 for all DLC. It is $3 for all dlc. Each one of the downloads is a $1. I won't be buying this nonsense.

LeoLex_
LeoLex_

yeah this is too late for me but someone will be made up

pszone
pszone

Well doent bother me if its late at least more better im ganna buy this wk

XtremeDude09
XtremeDude09

You don't get fame from killing so how do the golden-guns increase you're fame?

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Andy9Beans Microsoft is too busy focusing all it's efforts on it's 'family friendly' image nowadays. Red Dead is probably too violent for them :P

BlackSnake123
BlackSnake123

DLC is a method of stealing from people!Don't pay for such crap people!

Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

Simultaneous release on XBL and PSN??? Surely not, someone wake Microsoft up, they've actually missed the chance to pay for a timed exclusive!!! ;)

annoyingdevil
annoyingdevil

If rockstar make an open world space game and an open world kids game . then there the best

Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

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annoyingdevil
annoyingdevil

Why wont the price drop in my local shop its £30.

itchyflop
itchyflop

good company and a good selection of software titles released by them, I agree i am too looking forward to la noire.

XxSUPERSNAKExX
XxSUPERSNAKExX

ROCKSTAR I'm telling you this once again, YOU'RE THE BEST!

RambutanHead
RambutanHead

Rockstar, from you, I will buy anything.

auron_16
auron_16

@collinmul Yeah, they're required to charge for it. They can only release so many freebies (like they did with the Hunting and Trading package).

MagicMarker44
MagicMarker44

Another good reason to play Red Dead Redemption again! Can't wait!

cynicalundead
cynicalundead

Hmm, kinda late, but very cool. This is one of the best games ever!! I paid $50 for the War Horse on Ebay the day after launch day.

RIPANTHONY8008
RIPANTHONY8008

i will buy the dlc for a dollar.i just recently got the game finally after beating alot of my other games.i did see recently on amazon a listing for a goty rdr guide so i assume there will be a goty rdr as well.probably will include all the dlc.the guide was listed as a limited edition

MrPepino000
MrPepino000

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CodingGenius
CodingGenius moderator

Hey, that war horse is supposed to be fun! At least they followed through on making it all available!

Nightrain50
Nightrain50

Should be free, disappointed in Rockstar

Yathoom
Yathoom

RDR very worthy of my money.. Always!

gibb1
gibb1

i bought the game when it came out and still haven't played it, so this is def buy for me.

xblane
xblane

Why complain about the value of these? You want the DLC but think it is a ripoff? If it isn't worth a dollar to you, surely you don't really care about it.

nickery123
nickery123

yes! someone who isnt trying to rip me off!

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

They need to just put this friggin game on PC already. :P

collinmul
collinmul

Are they required by Microsoft or Sony to charge for this "DLC"? I don't get it. Why charge anything if you're just going to charge $1? Seems to me if Rockstar was really trying to make money out of this they'd bundle all the DLC together, throw in a new in-game outfit or some other frilly do-dad, and charge $3..... Why $1? Is irritating some of your cash-strapped fans worth $1? That figure didn't just come nowhere.

Aaron__1127
Aaron__1127

Not that i play the game ne more so i don't really care but im getting sick of games doing this. These pre-order bonus are meant to be just that a "pre-order bonus" to get these most ppl buy at eb games and spend about $100 per game( i get them to price match so a little less usually). I could just shop thru eBay spend half the price and then get these dlc l8r ne-way? btw gold guns sux there only on the standard weak weapons srry. outfit and horse are kewl

--Thomas--
--Thomas--

Better late than never, I suppose.

jazzyrider
jazzyrider

so are the bonuses worth the wait?

foxrock66
foxrock66

Eh. Might be fun to replay with the outfit and horse

Espada12
Espada12

Seriously? Rockstar you were good with DLC all the time.. don't start with this rubbish now...

scorpgul
scorpgul

These pieces of **** should be free at this point to be honest. I can't believe they are asking $1 for each. Sigh...

georgeandoh
georgeandoh

This took forever to release Rockstar. Will most people who completed this game already need this though?

HelIWithoutSin
HelIWithoutSin

The horse is pretty handy, and the golden guns are practically worthless.

Jurassic85
Jurassic85

Lets read between the lines: 1. If they are willing to release it at this point, there won't be a sequel or GOTY edition for a long time. 2. If they are going to release it for just a dollar, what does that say about the value of preorder bonuses when the game is new? 3. Releasing the game at this point implies they will be supporting this game for a long time. Can we hope for more DLC in the future?

pokecharm
pokecharm

I'm marking my calendar to download these...but would I really replay the game...hmm...but now does it seem cheap if you did pre-order? I guess since you may have used it in your first go-round, then it had value then, the game's been out a while.

Linkari
Linkari

Awesome! I was getting scared that I would be forever screwed from these deals.