Rockstar is looking to capitalize on the strong sales of Red Dead Redemption. They're planning to release a quartet of premium DLC packs.

The Legends and Killers Pack ($9.99) will be the first release, arriving on the PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime in early August. It adds new maps and characters to the game's competitive multiplayer modes. A new Tomahawk weapon and Achievements/Trophies are included as well.

Rockstar also provided gameplay details on the Liars and Cheats Pack, Free Roam Pack, and Undead Nightmare Pack. The release dates are unknown for each. Here's the full fact sheet they sent:
Legends and Killers Pack

New active map locations, characters and more:

  • Release date: beginning of August 2010;
  • 9 new multiplayer map locations -- more than doubling the amount of territories in the multiplayer competitive modes;
  • 8 new multiplayer characters -- play as characters from Red Dead Revolver;
  • Introducing a new projectile weapon: the Tomahawk, with corresponding challenges for single-player and multiplayer gameplay;
  • New achievements and trophies;
  • Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE).

Liars and Cheats Pack

New competitive modes, multiplayer mini-games in Free Roam, and more:

  • Release date: TBC;
  • Attack and Defend multiplayer competitive mode and challenges;
  • New multiplayer horse races, complete with mounted combat;
  • Play as the heroes and villains of Red Dead Redemption, as well as 8 additional multiplayer characters;
  • Multiplayer versions of Liars Dice and Poker from the single-player game;
  • Introducing a new weapon: the Explosive Rifle, with associated challenges available in single-player and multiplayer gameplay;
  • New achievements and trophies;
  • Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE).

Free Roam Pack

Delve deeper into the world of Red Dead Redemption with new modes, challenges and gang hideouts to discover:

  • Release date: TBC;
  • Additional Free Roam challenges;
  • New action areas and defensive placements;
  • Posse scoring and leaderboards;
  • New anti-griefing measures in Free Roam;
  • Pricing: TBC.

Undead Nightmare Pack

Ghost towns and cemeteries come alive in a West gone horribly wrong:

  • Release date: TBC;
  • Brand new single-player adventure, challenges and quests;
  • 8 new multiplayer zombie characters;
  • Additional animals unleashed in the world;
  • New dynamic events and more;
  • Pricing: $9.99 (PlayStation Network), 800 Microsoft Points (Xbox LIVE).

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