As someone who did not own a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, and also because it was never released for the PC, I never got to experience Rockstar Game’s well-loved Western action-adventure title, Red Dead Redemption (RDR). On the other hand, I played the sequel (which is actually a prequel), Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) about a year ago and while I was awestruck by its world, I did not finish it because I had been suffering from a serious case of open-world fatigue at that point.
However, I might just revisit RDR2 after I complete RDR, which will be heading to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and will be backwards compatible with the PlayStation 5 on August 17. While I do know that fans have been pining for a remaster of RDR, this conversion by Double Eleven Studios is still great news for individuals like myself who have never played the game or original fans to enjoy it on modern consoles.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that Double Eleven Studios does a better job compared to Grove Street Games’ shoddy work on Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition. RDR is one of the most critically acclaimed games not just in the year it was released but of all time as it won over 170 Game of the Year Awards and it should not be marred by half-assed conversion or remastering efforts.
RDR tells the story of former outlaw John Marston as he journeys across the American Wild West and Mexico to track down his former running mates and members of the notorious Van der Linde Gang so that he can start a new life and save his family. Other than the main game, this new release will also include the Undead Nightmare expansion that brings a zombie apocalypse to the Wild West where Marston will have to fight zombie hordes as he searches for a cure.
As of time writing, Rockstar Games has not mentioned if they have added new features or changed existing ones but for the first time, it will have new language support that includes Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Latin American Spanish.
Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare will be priced at USD49.99 / ~SGD67 / ~MYR228 and can be purchased from the Nintendo Switch eShop and PlayStation Store, which physical releases arriving on October 13. For those looking to purchase the digital edition, you can already add it to your wish list.