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Rockstar Games Officially Announce Red Dead Redemption 2

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.

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.

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