Let the record show that of all the classic monsters in our shared mythology, I hate zombies the most. The idea of loved ones rising from the grave as rotted corpses eager to eat one's face is deeply disturbing to me on too many levels. Combine that with my belief that zombies in video games are horrendously overdone this generation and you can understand why I was ready to pass on the upcoming "Undead Nightmare" downloadable content expansion for Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. I've been eager for some kind of single-player add-on to John Marston's adventure, but zombies? Not so sure about that. Then I saw the new trailer released today that shows some of what's to come and now I think I'm on board with it after all. Take a look at this:
Zombie bears! The story has something to do with searching New Austin for a cure to the zombie plague that has mysteriously sprung up. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the undead happen to be characters that Marston gunned down during his campaign through the west, but I think I see the shocking plot twist coming a mile away: before "Undead Nightmare" is over, sweet Bonnie MacFarlane will become a zombie. That's how to twist the knife in the heart of the player, at least.