Rockstar has announced plans for a series of downloadable content packs for open world Western Red Dead Redemption.

Four packs of add-on DLC will be released for the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live "over the next few months", three of which will be priced $9.99 on PSN and 800 Microsoft Points (£6.85) on Xbox Live.

"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."

The first, called the Legends and Killers Pack, will be released "at the beginning of August", and will include nine new multiplayer map locations, more than doubling the amount of territories in the multiplayer competitive modes. It'll also bring eight new multiplayer characters, letting you play as characters from Redemption's predecessor, Red Dead Revolver.

It'll also introduce a new projectile weapon, the Tomahawk, with corresponding challenges for single-player and multiplayer gameplay.

And, of course, there will be new achievements and trophies.

The second DLC is called the Liars and Cheats Pack. It'll bring an Attack and Defend multiplayer competitive mode and challenges, new multiplayer horce races, complete with mounted combat, will let you play as the heroes and villains of Red Dead Redemption as well as eight new multiplayer characters. It'll also include multiplayer versions of Liars Dice and Poker from the single-player game. The new weapon is the Explosive Rifle. Release date is TBC.

Also TBC is the Free Roam Pack, which includes additional Free Roam challenges, new action areas and defensive placements, posse scoring and leaderboards, and new anti-griefing measures in Free Roam. The pricing on that one is yet to be announced.

And finally there's the Undead Nightmare Pack, in which "ghost towns and cemeteries come alive in a West gone horribly wrong". That'll bring a new single-player adventure, challenges and quests, eight new multiplayer zombie characters, additional animals in the world, new dynamic events and more. It'll be out in the autumn.

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