Thursday, September 30, 2010

Red "Undead" Redemption - Undead Nightmare Trailer and artwork!

This has been quite a week for Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar Games has been releasing images and video for their "game add-on" Undead Nightmare all week, and I gotta say I am VERY excited!

If you read my previous post about this you'll know that I LOVE Red Dead Redemption, due to it's story and detail it is quite possibly one of the best Western games ever created....and while taking a very realistic game and adding in a Zombie element might seem mildly weird to the uninformed, it is amazingly clever as well. Fighting Zombies in the Old West is Classic!

The story is this:

Unleashed upon the world of Red Dead Redemption, the Undead Nightmare Pack will feature an entirely new mostly single-player campaign that follows John Marston as he tries to find a cure for the highly infectious zombie plague that has spread across the frontier.


Yesterday they released some great High Def screen shots, (including John Marston, the games protagonist, riding a Zombie Horse!) which you can see HERE......but its all been leading up to today, when they released the first teaser trailer for the game.


A lot of fans of Red Dead have been complaining that this is going to ruin the integrity of the original game, but they shouldn't worry, Rockstar has confirmed that the story is going to be a separate from the normal game. Personally, their complaints have fallen on the deaf ears of this Weird Westerner.....although I certainly understand their concerns.

The images and trailer look like they've channeled a little bit of Grindhouse, and a smidgen of some Italian Horror, some great 70s horror in general (the original game channels Spaghetti Westerns nicely, especially in the music) and hopefully this "Episode" will be really scary and a lot of fun!

Rockstar has an official site with everything that has been released so far HERE and its a very safe bet that this wont be the end, so as more info and media is released Ill post it here at the Emporium!

Until then......braaaaaaains......


Ashe said...


caledre said...

I can't wait for this one either, Mark. Looks very cool.

Red Dead is a great game already. Injecting zombies only sweetens the pot.

Comic Trans said...

Hey man, seen the trailer for The Warrior's Way yet? Seems like Jackie Chan has already made this movie twice, but this looks a little more serious and action-packed.

The Infernal Mr Adams said...

Ed - I agree! and its a great game! its definitely creepy seeing all the places you are familiar with from the original game flaming and overrun with the undead...they did a fantastic job. I dont know if you have a gaming system, but if you do you should check it out :D

Comic Trans - I had heard of it, I wasn't sure if I was going to report on it but reviewing the trailer I think I will, thank you for the heads up!