We'll just be outlaws until the Undead Nightmare arrives

Rockstar Games have recently announced plans for an ongoing series of downloadable content for the astoundingly brilliant open-world title Red Dead Redemption. Four packs have been announced for release on the Playstation network and Xbox Live over the coming months, beginning with the Legends and Killers Pack at the beginning of August, and culminating with the Undead Nightmare Pack this autumn.

“We want to continue to provide Red Dead Redemption’s fans with a steady supply of innovative new content,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. “Our goal is to continue to pack as much entertaining gameplay and as many surprises as we can into the massive world of Red Dead Redemption over the coming months.”

With four downloadable content packs announced we can all be assured that Red Dead Redemption will be one title that will live on, especially when you see how much multiplayer and co-operative action is promised;

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).

As you can imagine more details will be released on these upcoming packs closer to release, hopefully the plethora of DLC will not take too long for it to all be released, because you just know that everyone is going to be gunning for some zombie action in the Old West in the Undead Nightmare Pack.

While you wait for your zombie filled-mayhem don’t forget to check out the free Outlaws To The End Co-Op Missions Pack available on the Playstation Network and Xbox Live, if you haven’t done so already.