Rockstar Games revealed yesterday that the zombie-fueled Undead Nightmare downloadable content pack will be unleashed upon the world of Red Dead Redemption on October 26. And just when I thought I couldn’t want the damn thing more, Rockstar goes ahead and releases new info and screens for four new playable mounts coming with the DLC: the aptly titled Four Horses of the Apocalypse.
Each mythical horse possess a unique ability that spells bad news for anyone unlucky enough to cross their paths.
- Death: With Hell following close behind, Death carries with him a violent wake that rattles through the skulls of the undead, causing a spectacular cranial explosion for any zombie it comes in contact with.
- Famine: Attracting a swarm of insects wherever it travels, Famine's thin shadowy frame and crimson eyes mask an everlasting stamina.
- Pestilence: A ghastly harbinger of plague and disease that's easily identifiable by its exposed wounds and ocular hemorrhaging, Pestilence possesses an exceptionally high pain threshold.
- War: Given power to take peace from the earth, the fiery red horse known as War ignites a trail of flame upon all those in its path, turning the living and the undead alike into smoldering ash.
And here are these devilish delights in all their apocalyptic glory:
All of the horses look spectacular, but the idea of being able to cause zombie heads to explode simply by running by them is so ridiculously brilliant I can't take it. If I were a zombie, I'm pretty sure the contents of my head would currently be decorating my cubicle.
Source: Rockstar Games