Red Dead Redemption rides out this fall

Rockstar San Diego's open-world Western shooter arrives for the Xbox 360, PS3 later this year.

For years, Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games have been keen on reminding analysts and investors of the money-making potential of its Red Dead Revolver franchise. Be that as it may, the Rockstar San Diego-created franchise has remained dormant since the Western first shot up the Xbox and PlayStation 2 in 2004.

However, that changed today. Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in fall 2009. Billed as a follow-up to Revolver, Redemption takes place several years after the events in the original, closer to the turn of the century. Central to the events is John Marston, a former outlaw caught up in the uncertain times created by the industrial age encroaching on the American frontier.

Red Dead Redemption will be powered by Rockstar's proprietary RAGE engine, better known as the game tool behind Grand Theft Auto IV. Like its top-rated sibling, Redemption offers an open-world environment in which players can explore the vast regions of the West, from rolling grasslands to frontier towns. The game will also feature its fair share of action, including both mano-a-mano gunfights and larger battles.

For more information on the original, check out GameSpot's review of Red Dead Revolver.

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bigkillerj1
bigkillerj1

Yo this game is going to be intense. I loved the original and still have it. One thing I would also like to see from Rockstar...is The Warriors on next gen. I loved that game too...probably one of my all time favorite games and movies.

RockmanX207
RockmanX207

I am looking forward to this. It is about time there is a vast open world western. That is what the west is all about. But I hope that it doesn't play like any of the GTA games. That would not be good for a fast paced western shooter.

Sw1tched
Sw1tched

this will be the best damn game ever made.......been waiting for years for a sandbox western.......and thank god it's ROCKSTAR making it....it will have everything you want in a western in this game

raeamn24
raeamn24

Rockstar should make a game like GTA but in the future

DarkWolf81
DarkWolf81

I was never that into western games until I completed Gun the other week on PC (had to spend my fileplanet hitpoints on something!). Also thought Rockstar should def do an open-world western with better graphics and story and here it is. Never played Red Dead Revolver, but sounds like it was good. Sometimes you have to forgive a few graphical/physics glitches over the fun gameplay

dylaniscool09
dylaniscool09

this is the game i have been waiting for since i beat GUN. i have always said that rockstar should make an old western game and here it is! im so stoked!!

jcopp72
jcopp72

This game is going to be seet

crazy098
crazy098

Finally! The first game was a blast, and was the sleeper hit of the year.

big1cody
big1cody

this is going to be off the chain because the first one was awesome and action packed

1mansopininon
1mansopininon

Revolver had it's flaws but the idea was great. The story, showdowns and the diversity of characters kept it interesting. These are the things I'd love to see again. With better graphics, mechanics, physics and a few more goodies should easily prove that westerns are far from dead in the videogame world.

Ciremi
Ciremi

Psyched for this. First one was a real joy to play. Would have loved to see Red and the rest again, considering how open-ended the first installment was, but we can't have everything. The first one was done right and a whole lot of fun, and I'd like to see this one done right too. Can't wait!

xJuice_Boxx
xJuice_Boxx

This is going to be sweet. The first one kicked ass. I played the sh*t out of it. I cant wait to pick this one up. If anyone hasent played the first one I suggest picking it up.

fkholmes
fkholmes

Holy crap, this sounds great. Haven't played the first one but this sounds so awesome.

JunoFallon
JunoFallon

I'm really excited. I've always felt that a properly done western game could be an amazing experience. Gun and Red Dead Revolver were both enjoyable games but I felt like there was room for growth in a good way. Hopefully this will make a move in that direction.

jcopp72
jcopp72

looks like this is gonna be pretty good

gummy_joe
gummy_joe

I loved the original, this looks like a worthy sequel.

jaredcrazy3232
jaredcrazy3232

Remember the teaser at the end of the games portion of the announcment of the ps3 at e3 way back in 04? (I think 04)

otanikun
otanikun

Never played the first one, but this certainly looks to be something to watch out for this year.

Xaviersx
Xaviersx

Good to hear, really liked the story and feel of the 1st, and so did my neighbor who I loaned the game. It's nice to know that not just the car series and war games get a sequel. Do well Red Dead Redemption.

guertt
guertt

wow! it looks awsome!!!

setonj18
setonj18

Yes!! the first one was so good. And since they added free roam its gonna be really good

jarvis008
jarvis008

I really liked the first one, I'll be definitely getting this

alcapwn1019
alcapwn1019

Yeah I thought GUN was pretty good. I know its sort of a small game but I would be lying if I said I didnt enjoy the gameplay.

iwantasong
iwantasong

Why are people slamming GUN? That is the best game I've ever played. It was a lot better than the first Red Dead Revolver. But, hopefully this will be even better than GUN. I am really looking forward to this.

WilHiteWarrior
WilHiteWarrior

Uh, I might debate that the original Red Dead Revolver was open-world. Not that I mind, because it was still a fun game, I just dont really know how you could call it open-world. Yes, you could explore the town between levels, but there wasn't really much to do except talk to people and buy stuff, and most of the stuff was to unlock journal pages and such

Coey-69
Coey-69

I thought this was there PS3 exclusive, But not. Good news for me though (360 Owner)

makemeweak
makemeweak

I'm much more interested in this than another thug-simulator like GTA.

Samfisher_1
Samfisher_1

Ooooo goody! First one was a great game

simonbelmont2
simonbelmont2

The first Red Dead Revolver was great so I'm looking forward to this. Bring back the Scorpion Revolver!

Da_Skull_King
Da_Skull_King

i didn't like the first one but this might be a pretty good game

PhoenixVenom
PhoenixVenom

Gamingcucumber i think your forgetting about gunsmoke and sunset riders both super sweet games. I was just talking about RDR the other day and wanted another good western game and then i saw this. it would be sweet if it was an open world open ended game where you can explore and take on missions you want and challenge people to shootouts, and play cards and be in a bar fight and goto a brothel just like the west was and all the things i love abbout it

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

Red Dead Revolver was awesome, on PS2. I hope this will be much better than before.

ozzio
ozzio

i hope it use euphoria, i love that movement

decomp
decomp

I was thinking retrospectively about how awesome Red Dead Revolver was the other day. This is great news, if it's a western with GTA style gameplay that would be great! The first one was a bit too linear.

smerlus
smerlus

please have gambling, bar fights, wanted poster bounties and things that are in most Western Movies.

Gamingcucumber
Gamingcucumber

I have yet to see a good Western game. Hopefully this will be it.

sortacanadian
sortacanadian

yeah Gun was pretty bad, had it come out before red read revolver and call of juarez it would have been recieved better, but I do think it was still barely passable due to a lack of other options in the genre. Hopefully this new game will succeed in doing what Gun tried to do and just replace it entirely.

Ratnutz14
Ratnutz14

omg Amir, seriously? gun was the absolute WORST western game EVER , I hated that game SO friggen much, its on my top ten worst games ive ever played list... honestly. RDR and games like Call of Juarez are absolute winning , top notch western shooters. gun was a huge dissapointment. everyone claimed "gta in the old west" but it was so far from fun.. i literally beat it in one sitting on a rental. and suffered through the entire thing.

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

this is going to kick some major assage!

Amir29
Amir29

Everyone seems so hyped!! I remember playing revolver for 10 minutes and hating it. Maybe I should have given it a better chance? I personally enjoyed "Gun" a lot more. But, Rockstar has come a long way this gen. I'll be sure to give a test run longer then 10 minutes this time around.

chapan17
chapan17

wow i ws actually wishing for a sandbox environment western for a while, it was gonna be MY big idea... damn u R* always keeping the man down... actually i hope its a good game.. got potential and kinda new genre, people seem to be doing sandbox with everything now, first gangsters, then superheroes, and now cowboys whats next... let me guess pirates... wait damn giving out another idea

XanderKage
XanderKage

Further proof - R* hate PC's. First a couple of crappy ports, now no PC version at all.

MaxPower15
MaxPower15

I haven't played Revolver but I heard it was pretty cool. To bring back that franchise is a brilliant move, specially now where there are no westerns. The open world concept is perfect too for this type of stuff. I advise everyone to see 3:10 to yuma.

pungaboy
pungaboy

Cool. Revolver is easily the best Western I've ever played. It's not the Best Western I've ever slept at though.

Lexxzilla
Lexxzilla

I hope they bring back Red and Annie, or at least let them have a cameo, I love those guys.