On Sunday October 16, developer Rockstar Games tweeted an image of their logo in a red and black color scheme. The gaming community immediately took notice of the nod to Rockstar’s western epic Red Dead Redemption, prompting anticipation for the series’ long rumored sequel. The next day they released a teaser image with the series’ distinct style and imagery. After filling the entire internet with excitement Rockstar Games has officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2.
A purposely vague description on the company’s site reads, “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.” In classic Rockstar fashion, however, this is not the end of the hype train. The announcement also declared a forthcoming trailer will be released on Thursday October 20 at 11am ET. The game has a projected release date for the of Fall 2017.
In 2010 the first Red Dead Redemption released to universal acclaim. Its blend of rich world-building, characterization, and gameplay put it in consideration not just as the best game of that year, but as one of the greatest games of all time. Consequently, the series’ long dormancy led to many rumors that fueled a potential sequel’s legend. General speculation paints the game as a prequel that could be set a bit farther to the east of the original’s. We’ll learn more as the veil is slowly pulled back on the game. For now it’s enough to have full confirmation that the legendary series will continue.
[Source: Rockstar Games]