Rockstar Games announced that Red Dead Redemption is scheduled for a fall 2009 release. Developed by Rockstar San Diego, as a follow-up to the 2004 hit game, Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier.
Utilizing Rockstar’s proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes – each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it.
A lot of you gamers won’t remember the first title out of this series, Read Dead Revolver, while it was a solid game a lot of gamers glossed over it the first time. There is no doubt that making a game about the Wild West that stays true to life and is appealing to gamers is a tough task but if anyone can do it, its got to be Rockstar. Red Dead Redemption seems to be much more interactive, polished, and have better appeal to casual gamers and as we all know that’s what really makes games sell. I would love to see them promote this game a little bit more but we will see what they do as the game approaches its release date. Check out the new trailer.