Red Dead Redemption zombies DLC creeps onto XBLA

Xbox Live Update: Rockstar Games' add-on for Western joined by Zen Studios' Pinball FX 2, demos for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.

Microsoft's virtual marketplace adds an eclectic mix of content this week, ranging from the second entry in Zen Studios' pinball series to the latest content pack for Red Dead Redemption.

For gamers clamoring for the zombie-fication of Red Dead Redemption, the Undead Nightmare pack (800 MS points, or $10) is now available to download today on Xbox Live. The single-player content expansion sees players again riding as John Marston and tasks them with finding a cure to the "highly infectious undead plague" that has ripped through the game's environments. Additionally, Undead Nightmare adds more animals to the game's biosphere, new "dynamic events," eight new zombie characters for use in multiplayer, and a new Undead Overrun cooperative mode.

On Wednesday, Zen Studios' Pinball FX 2 arrives as the final entry in Microsoft's Game Feast promotion. It follows Hydrophobia, Comic Jumper, and last week's Super Meat Boy.

Fresh tables and visuals come with Pinball FX 2.

Technically a free download, Pinball FX 2 is a platform that will work with the original game's tables, as well as a new 800 Microsoft point ($10) starter pack of four new tables. Those who already own the original Pinball FX will also be able to import that game's tables into the sequel, where they will receive new achievements and visual updates. Players will also be able to sample new tables before deciding whether or not to make a purchase.

On the demo front, Microsoft added two trials today, the first of which is for Criterion Games' Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The sampler gives players a first look at and feel for the upcoming racer reboot. Specifically, players will be able to test out the title's new Autolog in-game technology and can earn 500 Cop Bounty and 500 Racer Bounty. The bounties can be migrated to the full game when it's released on November 16 by using the same EA account used in the demo.

The other demo dropping today is for Game Republic's Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. The title focuses on cooperation between the two lead characters. One is a roguish youth who returns to his homeland after its population is decimated by spectral warriors controlled by a "dark force." Once said youth arrives in the kingdom, he teams up with Majin, a horned creature that looks like a cross between a minotaur and one of the Where the Wild Things Are creatures. As they explore the titular desolate realm, the pair learns about Majin's past--as the beastly companion evolves.

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im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

@silverdoe Well I didn't know it was out tomorrow. I thought it was going to be either a exclusive or a timed exclusive. Somewhere inside you has to realize that this is a complete slap in the face to the gamer. A third party developer giving exclusivity is like telling the other side "well thanks for purchasing our product but you bought the wrong console sucker."

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

ps3 has that majin game demon in japan psn store

KillerBill316
KillerBill316

For those pointing out that the DLC is also for PSN, please note that this article is an "XBL update," not a PSN update. PS3 is still getting the DLC, it's just that PSN doesn't update until later. When that happens, GS may or may not mention it on a "PSN update."

Marky360
Marky360

@MonkeyFoots Luckly for me I just got off work so NFS here I come

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Here we go, butt hurt PS3 owners!

howie1926
howie1926

I'll get it eventually but I just got Fable 3 today...sooo yeah....

Nibustan
Nibustan

Hm XBLA? and I thought I saw it on PSN too today?

HailedJohnDman
HailedJohnDman

ive got the dlc, its everything you imagined and more its so awesome!! if you have red dead then you owe it to yourself to get this , very cheap only 10 dollars and it has more content than most $40+ games

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

oh look, zombies. yawn. and they could include a bunch of naked (or zombie i assume would be the popular choice) women in a need for speed game, and it still wouldnt hold a candle to forza... or dirt...or gran turismo

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

undead nightmare looks awesome, but i will probably not get yet :( but that doesn't matter, whenever i get it, it will still be just as great. (although it may be good to get with Halloween coming)

dylan417
dylan417

Oh Gamespot and their verbs.... "creeps" on to XBLA :lol: they always have to put a little spice into their titles :P

RadicalToenail
RadicalToenail

Love the fact that they make no mention of the PS3 release while other sites are saying its out for both systems...

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

theres a difference between XLBA and XBL marketplace... just sayin.

MonkeyFoots
MonkeyFoots

I hate that I'm @ work!!! I can't wait to get home and try Hot Pursuit! Damn it sucks being responsible sigh lol

silverdoe
silverdoe

@im-a-roustabout: Goddamn, stop whining, it's out tomorrow on PSN. What's wrong with you?

silverdoe
silverdoe

So Red Dead is from 2K Games. Check before write sth!

Knutte79
Knutte79

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EliteM0nk3y
EliteM0nk3y

@im-a-roustabout: I believe this DLC is only timed exclusive, so PS3 owners will get it soon. Also Mafia II had DLC that is exclusive to the PS3 and 360 owner's will never get.

im-a-roustabout
im-a-roustabout

I don't mean to bash or anything, but I think it's so lame that this is a third party developer and LIVE gets this. This is still not going to make me buy another 360 (mine red ringed, warranty is out). I love the 360 and all, but why can't we, as gamers, enjoy this fun looking game altogether. I was about to go and buy Red Dead b/c this looked like so much fun, now I won't even purchase their product until all DLC is available for this game.

fightmusician
fightmusician

Red Dead Undead is a must have! Cannot wait to kill me some zombies just in time for Halloween.

gago-gago
gago-gago

Downloading the Undead Night Pack now!