Rockstar have announced today that the upcoming Red Dead Redemption
will - on top of the "deep single player campaign and robust online multiplayer" - have a co-op mode, released as DLC in June.
But wait, before you start frothing at the mouth and typing your hate-fuelled, disestablishment tirade, know these two very important bits of info: the DLC is free
and will add three achievements. Yeah, you heard!
Rockstar's press release describes the content with some words that you can read:
The Outlaws to the End Co-Op Mission Pack will feature six all-new cooperative multiplayer missions to play with 2-4 players. This will be a completely free download that we will have ready for you to download and play at some time in June.
These six explosive and epic missions will play out across the game world, including:
Walton’s Gang have taken control of a mining camp rich with gold. Fight through the camp and load your mine cart with as much gold as you can carry and get out as fast as you can – Walton’s boys have rigged the place to blow!
Ride a raft down river, taking out rebel encampments along the way until you reach the rebel stronghold of Nosalida and a final epic battle for the town’s massive weapons caches. Watch out for Gatling gun-equipped enemy rafts.
The Mexican Army has the town of Tesoro Azul under siege. Storm the gates under heavy cannon, Gatling gun and sniper fire to destroy the Mexican artillery placements.
Plus three more missions to be revealed in detail soon.
The Outlaws to the End Co-Op Mission Pack will also yield additional multiplayer XP rewards, and brand new Achievements/Trophies to unlock.
Rockstar will release more information about the pricing and release date, as well as the other two DLC packs "over the summer," so stay tuned for that.
It does make you wonder why they didn't just include it on the disc, but personally I'd rather the game ship on release, then have some free DLC (free being the operative word) rather than see its release date pushed back again.Red Dead Redemption
is set for release on May 18th in North America, May 21st in PAL regions.