Sony’s next PS4 Pro bundle lassos in Red Dead Redemption 2 for no additional cost, offering the game alongside the 1TB, 4K-ready console and a DualShock 4 controller for $399 when it releases on October 26th. This gives you some big savings, and eliminates the need to preorder the game ahead of release. There’s nothing special or custom about the console hardware itself, however.
This bundle is available for preorder now through Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and GameStop, though at this point, none of these retailers actually promise delivery on release date. Amazon doesn’t rule it out, but Walmart says that orders will be delivered on or before Tuesday, October 30th. Preordering through Best Buy guarantees availability on release day, but requires you to physically pick it up at your local store, and you’ll pay an extra $22 at checkout to guarantee release day delivery at GameStop.
Despite the hassle, you get a free game with the purchase of a PS4 Pro — and not just any game. The Verge recently sat down to play Rockstar Games’ anticipated prequel during a preview event, and all signs point to fans of Red Dead Redemption (and equestrian-based companionship) being pretty pleased.