Red Dead Redemption 2 is official

  1. Brian Crecente

    Red Dead Redemption 2 hits next fall, Rockstar Games announced this morning, with a trailer bound for Oct. 20.

    “Red Dead Redemption 2 will release worldwide in Fall 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems,” according to a news post on Rockstar Games’ website. “An epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland, the game's vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”

    The trailer for the game hits 11 a.m. ET on Oct. 20., but a more detailed image of those characters used in the tease can be seen at the bottom of this post.

    On Sunday, Rockstar tweeted a picture of its logo centered on a splotchy field of red. No new details have hit beyond the second image, and the company has not responded to requests for comment. We’ll update this story if Rockstar responds.

    On Monday, Rockstar tweeted out a second image seemingly tied to Red Dead Redemption, this one showing seven figures silhouetted by an orange sun on a red backdrop.

    Last night, someone discovered that Take-Two had apparently registered the domain for Red Dead Online.

    Open-world Western action game Red Dead Redemption was initially released in May 2010 to overwhelmingly positive reaction from both fans and critics. The game was built on the RAGE engine and ran on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Some critics have called it the best game to hit those two systems.

    In the original title, you play as John Marston, who is forced to take on work from a gang after his wife and son are taken hostage. The game has you playing in a third-person perspective as you ramble through 1911’s Mexico and the western United States.

    This summer, Red Dead Redemption received backward compatibility support on the Xbox One. That support included the original title as well as the Undead Nightmare add-on and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition.

    Monday’s tease dominated Twitter feeds and led to a spike in stock prices for Rockstar Games’ parent company Take-Two.


    Source: Polygon

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  1. televisedfool
  2. Kabal
    Comes out right around the time I go off to college I know what I'm going to be doing instead of studying.
  3. ZacOnCrac
    What is the reason for supposedly calling it Red Dead 3? I was told it's in the same universe as Revolver but different story lines and areas (not that I really ever cared for it).
    Just be happy gawd damn
  4. EHEBrandon
    I hate how they're calling this Red Dead Redemption 2... Why couldn't it be Red Dead Revolution or Red Dead Revenge.. This is technically the third Red Dead game and I feel they called it Redemption 2 for the simple minded people who don't know about Revolver. Any-who still excited non the less.
    1. Salus
      Probably cause it's a sequel to redemption and not revolver lol
  5. Jacob Frye
  6. Se7ensins Lover 7263
    Can't wait baby !!!! I really need to invest in another next gen console now.
  7. LookBroZombies_XBL
    I'll pretend I didn't read this and forget about RDR2 so that when it comes out in 2018 I'll be surprised!
  8. Inxlinx
    Hopefully they will be smart and do like Bethesda/Ubisoft (including bc games with new titles) and include RDR with pre-orders for XB1. Can't wait to see what the trailer/game entails.
  9. AlienFreek01
    Let's see if they mess it up. Hype is low until I see the trailer tbh
  10. CAPiiX