The old West is about to ride again on modern gaming platforms. On August 17, Rockstar Games is releasing its iconic action-adventure title, Red Dead Redemption, on both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. This release will also include the widely adored Undead Nightmare DLC at no additional charge. The new RDR website is already up and running.
The announcement, with a trailer on YouTube channel and the Rockstar website, brings the classic Western experience and its chilling horror counterpart, Undead Nightmare, to the Nintendo Switch and PS4 platforms in tandem for the first time.
With its intricate plotline centered around John Marston, an ex-outlaw coerced by the U.S. government to hunt down his old gang members, the game offered a unique mix of action, adventure, and an engaging narrative. This formula resulted in the title selling over 23 million copies and securing numerous Game of the Year accolades.
Adding a supernatural twist, Rockstar introduced the Undead Nightmare expansion, turning the conventional Western setting into a haunting landscape filled with zombies. This move to bring Red Dead Redemption to the Switch and PS4, with a physical release slated for October 13, reinforces Rockstar’s commitment to revitalizing their storied franchises for modern gamers. With additional bonus content from the “Game of the Year” edition, players old and new can delve deeper into the world of Red Dead.
It should be noted that this isn’t Rockstar’s first foray into re-releasing its classics. In 2021, the company unveiled a remastered collection of three seminal Grand Theft Auto titles under the moniker “Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition.” Despite initial challenges, Rockstar and development partner Grove Street Games worked diligently to address issues and improve the collection.