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​The Walking Dead Officially Celebrates Red Dead Redemption 2 Day

​The Walking Dead Officially Celebrates Red Dead Redemption 2 Day

You could say the similarities between John Masrton, protagonist of Red Dead Redemption, and Rick Grimes, star of AMC's The Walking Dead, are uncanny.

Although one chose to protect the law in his previous life and one ventured down a path of murderous rampage, both characters protect their family at all costs - especially in the face of blood thirsty zombies. Oh, and they usually wear matching fancy hats.

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The horse-riding, sharpshooting, undead-surviving duo are almost two sides of the same coin, and it's because of this unique relationship that the official Walking Dead Twitter account is celebrating Red Dead Redemption 2, today's brand-new Wild West epic.

Their post, alongside a re-imagination of Red Dead 2's promotional image, says: "Happy #RedDeadRedemption2 Day from #TheWalkingDead."

If you've read the above comparison and are wondering when the hell Marston faced zombie horrors, it was during the brilliant Red Dead Redemption DLC Undead Nightmare.

Just this week we revisited the classic add-on, highlighting why it's the perfect time to jump back into it. Well, now Red Dead 2 has launched it's probably not, but when you should definitely give the game-changing DLC another go. Perhaps on Halloween?

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We'll probably never see a Walking Dead x Red Dead Redemption cross-over, but one can only hope - we'd like in-game cowboy gear such as Rick's hat or his deadly Colt Python, either as Easter Eggs or usable items.

Even better, we'd like to see Rockstar Games offer another expansion similar to Undead Nightmare. Perhaps doing the same thing twice is a bit lazy - and boring - but we're sure the Houser brothers have a few tricks up their sleeves for end game content.

But first you've got to make your way through 60 hours worth of campaign. And with that added on top of time spent on side quests, messing around, and Red Dead Online, DLC should be the last thing on our minds.

What do you think about this news? Do you think they're similar? Are you glad RD2 is here? Have you played it yet? Let us know on Twitter.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games/AMC

Topics: red dead redemption 2, Rockstar Games, Entertainment, AMC, Technology, Arthur Morgan, The Walking Dead

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

 

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