October 26 2018, mark down it down guys because that is the official release date of Rockstar Games’ highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2.
The sequel has been long overdue since the debut of 2010’s seminal masterpiece Red Dead Redemption on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
The announcement was made today via Rockstar Games’ official Twitter account with a post simply saying ‘Red Dead Redemption 2 is Coming October 26th 2018’.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) February 1, 2018
A press release on the Rockstar Games website says:
We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26th 2018. We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish.
We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it. In the meantime, please check out these screenshots from the game. We look forward to sharing a lot more information with you in the coming weeks.
2010’s Red Dead Redemption was a pivotal moment for Rockstar as it proved that they didn’t need to rely on the success of GTA to thrive as a company. While initial impressions would mark Red Dead Redemption as a GTA clone set in the American frontier the reality was it was much more than that.
Other than pulling off the usually Wild West outlaw antics like robbing banks, getting into shootouts, crossing the border to Mexico and rigging poker games, Red Dead provided gamers with the full cowboy experience such as herding cattle and breaking wild horses. Micromanaging at its finest.
And its incredible gameplay revolved around one of the most memorable, and perhaps tragic, video game characters ever in John Marston with a story so powerful and an ending so sobering and cathartic that you have to sit back and applaud once the credits finish rolling.
Honestly, if you haven’t played Red Dead Redemption do yourself a favour now and grab a copy. You won’t regret the experience.
While it was no secret that a Red Dead follow up was in the works, very little information was released – which is typical of Rockstar.
Today marks the first time we’ve got a solid release date for one of the most hotly anticipated games.
October can’t come any sooner, better get those sick notes and paid holidays ready.