Rockstar Announce Red Dead Redemption
Oft rumoured sequel Red Dead Revolver 2 has finally been paraded to the public and gee whizzickers, it’s picked up a new name while Out West. Red Dead Redemption will be released on the PS3 this Fall.
Check after the break for some more details including why you should give two hoots about a “Western”.
Can anyone say “Grand Theft Cowboy?”
The first game was an extremely competent and easy to pick-up straight-forward actioner. It would appear however that, considering they spent all that time (and money) creating that snazzy RAGE engine, and since it’s been just lying around the place since GTA IV hit the streets, Rockstar have decided to blow off some of the cobwebs and introduce it to the dusty and brutal setting of Western America, circa 1900.
Red Dead Redemption follows the story of former outlaw John Marston and sets players up against the harsh realities and panoramic beauty of the American frontier at a time when new technology and politics started to change the hinterland forever and usher out the era of the cowboy.
Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games, says:
“The seamless combination of breathtaking beauty and intense action, all woven together with strong plot-lines in a massive vibrant, rural environment is mind-blowing. We think this game helps to push the limits of what an open-world gaming experience can be.”
An open-world western with gun-fights akimbo and inhabited by a cast of characters from whores to preachers to cagey gunslingers? From the mavens of the industry in terms to immersive plot-driven hard-hitting games? Count us in, pard’ner.