Well, there you have it. After weeks, maybe months of speculation fueled by recent ratings board listings and sneaky official website updates, those Red Dead Redemption remaster rumours have finally been put to bed, because we now know that the game is getting a re-release… on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
It’s not far off either, headed to both platforms next week on August 17th. The game on both Switch and PS4 will also ship with the zombie-themed Undead Nightmare expansion included. It doesn’t appear to have received a massive overhaul in any meaningful way from a visual standpoint but presumably will offer a higher resolution/performance on the PS4 than its PS3 counterpart.
A physical retail release on both platforms is also due out a bit later October 13, and the game will support Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Latin American Spanish for the first time. We’ll update with more once we know it.
The surprise announcement comes via a trailer dropping rather unceremoniously on applicable YouTube channels, which you can watch below:
From the Rockstar official website:
Experience the epic Western adventure Red Dead Redemption and its groundbreaking zombie-horror companion, Undead Nightmare, as both games come to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for the very first time in a single package. In a new conversion by Double Eleven Studios, the Switch and PS4 versions bring the two classic experiences together again for both new players and original fans to enjoy across modern consoles, including backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 5.
Red Dead Redemption on Nintendo Switch and PS4 also includes Undead Nightmare, the hallowed story expansion that reimagines the world of Red Dead Redemption as Marston fights to survive a relentless zombie horde and searches for a cure in a spooky, supernatural twist on the Western genre.