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Red Dead Redemption

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Take Two
Developer: Rockstar
Release Date: May 18, 2010 (US), May 21, 2010 (EU)

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'Red Dead Redemption' (ALL) Legends and Killers Pack Coming Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2010 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.

Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age.

Red Dead Redemption recreates the American West at the turn of the 20th century: a violent and turbulent time of rapid growth and change. Players become the partially reformed outlaw John Marston; blackmailed by the government, his family threatened as he is forced to traverse the vast and unforgiving expanses of the Western frontier in search of members of his former gang. In a dangerous world full of opportunistic criminals, corrupt officials and settlers battling the elements in a struggle to survive, Marston’s journey takes him from the dusty and lawless frontier to the civilized towns of the North, and down into a Mexico on the brink of a full-scale civil war.

Utilizing Rockstar's proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it.

Four packs of add-on downloadable content will be released for the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE over the next few months, starting with the Legends and Killers Pack August 10, 2010, and culminating with the Red Dead Redemption ‘Undead Nightmare’ Pack this fall. The packs follow the recent release of the free Outlaws To The End Co-Op Mission Pack, which is currently available on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE.


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).
More details on these upcoming packs and other updates will be revealed closer to each release.
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