Three in-game bonuses which were previously available only to people who pre-ordered Red Dead Redemption from particular retailers will be made available for anyone to purchase on Xbox Live and PSN shortly.

Each item will cost 80 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live or AUD $1.32 (approximately NZD $1.80) on PlayStation Network. Look for them to start appearing for download from today, Tuesday, 12th April. "They should be fully available across all territories on both platforms within 24-48 hours thereafter based on the networks' respective update cycles," Rockstar stated.

The company has apologised to players for the delay in making the items available as DLC, claiming "there were some unanticipated technical delays," and reassured players that pre-order bonuses from the upcoming L.A. Noire "should become available as DLC much, much sooner."

The Red Dead Redemption bonus items are detailed below.


The Deadly Assassin Outfit

"John Marston's Deadly Assassin outfit causes your Dead Eye meter to regenerate at twice the speed. With more Dead Eye, you have more time to place each shot with total accuracy, making you the deadliest gunslinger in any fight."


The Golden Guns Weapon Pack

"Available for use in the Red Dead Redemption Single Player story, the player who wields the Golden Guns receives more Fame for each kill. The more Fame you get, the more in-game side missions become available. So there will be more opportunities to duel, more kidnapped townsfolk to rescue and you can bribe lawmen for less."


The War Horse

"There are countless horses to be found in the massive world of Red Dead Redemption, but none is stronger, faster or tougher than the War Horse. Whether storming gang hideouts, exploring the wilderness for hidden treasure, or outrunning the law, the War Horse gives gunslingers an advantage in nearly every situation."