Four Expansion Packs Coming for Red Dead Redemption

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Beginning in August, Rockstar has announced that it will release the first of four planned expansion packs for the Western epic, Red Dead Redemption. Unlike the recently released “Outlaws to the End” DLC that was free of charge, the new maps will charge a $9.99 fee (three of the four maps have a $9.99 tag, while the other is TBA, but most likely also $9.99). The DLC will be released simultaneously on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

The planned releases (taken from the Rockstar announcement):

Legends and Killers Pack (Releasing beginning of August 2010)

New active map locations, characters and more:

• 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

• New Achievements/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:

• ‘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

• New Achievements/Trophies

• Release date TBC

• 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:

• Additional Free Roam Challenges

• New action areas and defensive placements

• Posse Scoring / Posse Leaderboards

• New ‘anti-griefing’ measures in Free Roam

• Release date and pricing TBC

Undead Nightmare Pack

Ghost towns and cemeteries come alive in a West gone horribly wrong:

• Brand new single player adventure, Challenges and quests

• 8 New Multiplayer Zombie characters

• Additional animals unleashed in the world

• New Dynamic events

• More details to follow…

• Release date TBC

• Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE)

Yes, you are reading that correctly- the last pack listed will include zombies. Rockstar is no stranger to expanded content for its games. Grand Theft Auto IV offered two massive expansion packs, “The Lost and the Damned” and “The Ballad of Gay Tony”. Together they offered nearly 20 hours of entirely original content for the game.

No screenshots have been released yet, but we will keep you posted.