Next week, a trio of Red Dead Redemption's pre-order bonuses—the Deadly Assassin Outfit, the Golden Guns Weapon Pack and the War Horse—will finally be made available as downloadable content via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

If you've been waiting for those digital rewards, you've been waiting for close to year. Rockstar says that won't happen with its next game, L.A. Noire. The 1940s detective adventure is saddled with a quartet of retailer pre-order "exclusives" that include special outfits, cases and other digital goodies.


Rockstar gives us just one more reason to avoid retail pre-order exclusive nonsense in an update today:

Apologies to everyone for having to wait so long to get these available as DLC as there were some unanticipated technical delays - for those of you inquiring about the expected availability of the L.A. Noire preorder bonuses as DLC after game release, those should become available as DLC much, much sooner.

That's refreshing, though doing away with pre-order exclusives like this would be much more ideal.

For Red Dead Redemption fans looking to get their hands on the aforementioned digital goods, Rockstar Games will be selling each of them at 99 cents a pop next week.

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