Here’s how we know Red Dead Redemption Remastered is coming

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All signs point to Red Dead Redemption Remastered and there are already details regarding the Undead Nightmare DLC.

Red Dead Redemption is widely regarded as one of the best games of its era. In 2010, Rockstar Games took the Grand Theft Auto formula and applied it to Red Dead Revolver, a 2004 action game that dropped to middling reviews. While it was a very different experience from Grand Theft Auto, the game is regarded as one of Rockstar’s finest and is ranked as one of the best games of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 generation. 

The series returned to the limelight with Red Dead Redemption 2 but the previous title still lived on for many. Luckily, even as the company grinds away at Grand Theft Auto 6, a new generation of players will be able to experience the original with multiple leaks pointing at a Red Dead Redemption Remaster.

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Is there a Red Dead Redemption Remastered?

Though it hasn’t been officially revealed, Rockstar has seemingly begun preparing for the release of a remastered Red Dead Redemption on multiple fronts. This includes submissions to government game rating agencies as well as changes to the publisher’s official website.

Leaker Tez2 discussed a number of changes on the Rockstar website in relation to Red Dead Redemption. Included in that was a new logo for the game, with the added incipit of “Rockstar Games Presents.” Alongside this was an updated list of platforms that included multiple modern consoles and a new western-themed font.

Alongside those changes was the reveal that the GRAC, South Korea’s equivalent to the United States’ ESRB, received a request from Take2 Interactive to rate a game entitled Red Dead Redemption on June 5, 2023. There isn’t a reasonable explanation for all of this outside of a remaster of Red Dead Redemption.

Will the Red Dead Redemption Remaster have Undead Nightmare?

The Red Dead Redemption Remaster will have the Undead Nightmare DLC according to the GRAC.

When issuing a rating for a game, the GRAC gives an explanation for its rating including a bulleted list of objectionable content in the game. Included on the list for Red Dead Redemption is “dead bodies being infected with zombie viruses, reviving, and biting [people].” The only content related to zombies in the original release of Red Dead Redemption was the Undead Nightmare DLC.

It’s hypothetically possible that Rockstar created new zombie-related content for the game or plans to instead release Undead Nightmare as DLC. Much more likely is that it will be packaged in the game and available to play on day one.

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Written by Steven Rondina

Steven Rondina has been playing video games since he was a toddler and appreciates every genre out there. He has earned the platinum trophy in every Soulsborne game, is regularly Master Ball-ranked on the competitive Pokemon ladder, and has spent thousands of hours missing shots on Dust 2. His work has previously been featured by Bleacher Report and The Washington Post, and he was an Assistant Editor at You can follow him on Twitter / X at @srondina.

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