Rockstar’s Dan Houser spills on RDR zombies

Tuesday, 19th October 2010 06:08 GMT By Justin Kranzl


Creative director and co-founder of Rockstar Games, Dan Houser, has opened up to GameSpot about the decision to flood the sober, western world of Red Dead Redemption with “inherently ridiculous” zombies.

Houser explained that while Undead Nightmare will take place within the time span of the “main game,” it won’t be considered as part of the actual RDR narrative.

“You play Undead Nightmare as John, and it is an entirely stand alone game that runs separately from Red Dead Redemption’s main story and not part of any Red Dead Redemption ‘canon’ if such a thing exists,” he said.

The Rockstar co-founder said RDR protagonist John Marston makes a better fit as a zombie-hunter than Grand Theft Auto IV’s Niko Bellic or Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’s CJ Johnson, and promised to “mine” existing RDR characters for “satire, social commentary or pathos”.

Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare DLC is set for a October 26 release.



  1. The_Deleted

    Quite bored of hearing about this now, just shut up until we can play the damned thing.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Crysis

    Is this a seperate game, an expansion if you will? like GTA’s Ballad of Gay Tony & The Lost & Damned.
    I sold my RDR a while back to get Reach, but i’ll get this if it doesn’t need the original disk.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    You’ll need the original RDR disc to play this. Its DLC.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    Not if you buy the on-disc version. They already said that that version won’t require the original game, just like the GTA episodes.

    #4 4 years ago

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