‘Red Dead Redemption’ and ‘Undead Nightmare’ Coming to Nintendo Switch & Modern PlayStation Systems


Rockstar Games have made a long-awaited announcement, giving fans of the Red Dead Redemption franchise a chance to play the original game and its zombie companion, Undead Nightmare, on modern gaming systems for the first time.

Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare are being converted to PlayStation 4, with backwards compatibility for PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch by Double Eleven Studios. The game, which is not a remaster or remake, costs $49.99 on the Nintendo Switch eShop and PlayStation store and will be available on August 17, with physical editions to come on October 13.

An official PC version of the game has never been released and was not included in the announcements. As for Xbox, the game is already compatible with modern consoles with backwards compatibility for the original 360 version of the game.

The update to the game includes several new language options, including Brazilian, Simple and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Latin American Spanish., Polish, Portuguese, and Russian.

Red Dead Redemption follows John Marston as he hunts the remaining members of the Van der Linde Gang across the American West and Mexico in a deal with the federal government to see the safe return of his wife and son, Abigail and Jack. John is the secondary playable character in 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2, which serves as a prequel to the events of the original game and features a look into John’s days in the gang through the experiences of main protagonist Arthur Morgan until Arthur dies, changing the event focus to that of John trying to make an honest name for himself as a rancher.

As for Undead Nightmare, the expansion pack for the original game is non-canonical, set in an alternate timeline where John is fighting through a zombie apocalypse to find the cause and a possible cure for the outbreak which has already infected his wife and son. Undead Nightmare featured a single-player campaign, two multiplayer modes, and cosmetic additions to the environments and characters of the base game to build the apocalypse ambience.

Watch the trailer below, and stay tuned with Nerds & Beyond for updates.

Hannah’s a lifelong nerd, but has been with the team since May 2021. Her life is easily classified by two abbreviations - BBG3 and ABG3 (before Baldur’s Gate 3 and after Baldur’s Gate 3). Especially nerdy about: video games, folklore, Star Wars, D&D, Spider-Man, and horror (all of it). Based in Denver, CO.

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