Deadly Assassin makes it into Red Dead Redemption

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Gamers have voted for their favorite reward for pre-ordering Red Dead Redemption from Gamestop.  The winning outfit is the Deadly Assassin, which allows players to regenerate the "Dead Eye" targeting feature twice as fast throughout the game.  There's all sorts of hoops to jump through to unlock the outfit so read all of the fine print.  An explanation and video are here.

Red Dead Redemption is scheduled for release on May 18, 2010.
GameStop and Rockstar Games Announce Winning Red Dead Redemption Pre-order Premium

The voters have spoken – let their voices be heard! GameStop and Rockstar Games announced today the winning pre-order premium in the “Red Dead Referendum” is the Deadly Assassin. This exclusive unlockable outfit for the upcoming release of Red Dead Redemption beat out its worthy adversaries, the Savvy Merchant and the Expert Hunter, by a landslide in a public referendum that’s been underway since Jan. 25.

The Deadly Assassin outfit will allow players to regenerate the “Dead Eye” targeting feature twice as fast throughout gameplay. Pre-order customers will receive a unique code at launch. They will then need to complete the following in-game challenges to unlock this GameStop exclusive outfit:

o Win a Duel in Armadillo – Travel to the town of Armadillo, and accept the challenge to fight a duel. Just make sure to win.

o Capture or Kill Mo Van Barr – While in Armadillo, find the wanted poster for Mo Van Barr, accept the Bounty Hunting mission and bring this notorious member of the Walton Gang to justice, dead or alive.

o Solve the Mystery of the Missing Townsfolk – People have been disappearing for weeks from the outskirts of Armadillo. Track down the clues, solve the mystery and live to tell the tale.

o Search Coot’s Chapel – Find the ruins of Coot’s chapel in the wilds of Cholla Springs, and search it for treasure.

o Complete the Twin Rocks Hideout – Find the legendary criminal hideout of Twin Rocks, located North of the town of Armadillo, to complete this final challenge.

Red Dead Redemption is available at GameStop stores nationwide on May 18, 2010.

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