After two days of teasing fans, the long-awaited sequel to wild west open-world epic Red Dead Redemption has been officially announced by developers Rockstar Games.
The announcement was made via the developer’s official Twitter account with a tweet which not only revealed the game’s title logo, but also gave fans a rough release date of Fall 2017. A late September/early October release would be the most likely, fitting the GTA release schedule over the last few releases.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) October 18, 2016
The link in the tweet takes you to the Rockstar Games official site page for the new game and also reveals that a trailer will be released on Thursday October 20th at 11am Eastern Time (16:00 GMT). The site page also gives us a brief synopsis for the game:
“Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is 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.”
Red Dead Redemption is a 2010 release from Rockstar Games, the creators of the Grand Theft Auto series. The game took the basic concepts of GTA, along with the usual fantastic story-telling, and transported the setting to the wild west, replacing car-jacking with horse-rustling. The game was an overwhelming success, winning a number of game-of-the-year awards and seeing a number of DLC, including a secondary zombie-based storyline which turned the massive open-world into one giant zombie movie.
For many fans, the sequel is a long time coming, it’s been six years since that original release and after an apparent leak earlier this year which was said to have revealed the open-world map for the new game, excitement couldn’t be higher.
Roll on 2017.