Red Dead Redemption re-release comes to Switch and PS4 on August 17th

Red Dead Redemption is making its way to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (and even the PS5 via backward compatibility). Rockstar Games has recently revealed that this transformation, termed as a “new conversion,” has been accomplished in collaboration with Double Eleven, a studio established by former Rockstar developers back in 2009.

The anticipated launch of the game on these two systems is scheduled for August 17th, arriving more than ten years after its initial debut on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Interestingly, this version is already compatible with newer Xbox consoles. Subsequently, it was succeeded by a substantial sequel in 2018. Notably, these releases will also encompass the inclusion of the noncanonical Undead Nightmare single-player adventure, where John Marston finds himself in a showdown against relentless hordes of zombies.

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare artwork and logo
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Red Dead Redemption will be available for $49.99 through the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store, while physical copies are expected to hit the shelves on October 13th. Moreover, the game will extend its linguistic embrace, adding support for several new languages, including simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Latin American Spanish.

Even though this Red Dead release doesn’t fall under the category of a remake or remaster, it joins the ranks of an extensive array of recent video game remakes. This roster includes titles like Dead Space, Resident Evil 4, Advance Wars, Link’s Awakening, Final Fantasy VII (whose sequel is slated for release next year), System Shock, The Last of Us, as well as upcoming ventures such as The Witcher and Super Mario RPG.

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In the year 2021, Rockstar also introduced a remastered version of the Grand Theft Auto trilogy, albeit with a reception that wasn’t particularly favourable.

Naturally, the development efforts at Rockstar extend beyond the realm of releasing a slightly enhanced edition of Red Dead Redemption for newer consoles. In the preceding year, the game developer made a significant revelation that work is underway on Grand Theft Auto VI. This announcement followed a substantial leak of more than 90 videos that made their way onto the digital landscape.

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