Rockstar has turned to the Bible as a source of inspiration for its upcoming Red Dead Redemption downloadable content, Undead Nightmare.

The steeds of the four horsemen of the apocalypse will be among the mythical creatures players will encounter on the new frontier. They are the mounts of Famine, Pestilence, War and Death.

Each has special powers and each will be tameable but very difficult to break in.

Rockstar describe each horse below and screenshots can be found at the bottom of this page:

Famine: Attracting a swarm of insects wherever it travels, Famine's thin shadowy frame and crimson eyes mask an everlasting stamina.

Pestilence: A ghastly harbinger of plague and disease that's easily identifiable by its exposed wounds and ocular hemorrhaging, Pestilence possesses an exceptionally high pain threshold.

War: Given power to take peace from the earth, the fiery red horse known as War ignites a trail of flame upon all those in its path, turning the living and the undead alike into smoldering ash.

Death: With Hell following close behind, Death carries with him a violent wake that rattles through the skulls of the undead, causing a spectacular cranial explosion for any zombie it comes in contact with.

Undead Nightmare will be released on the 26th of October. Rockstar will be revealing more mythical creatures included in the DLC as the release date approaches.