Red Dead Redemption was announced today by Rockstar Games, a sequel to 2004′s western shooter Red Dead Revolver. It’s set to release this Fall on Xbox 360 and PS3.
The story follows former outlaw John Marston and will take place 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.”
“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.”
“The team at San Diego have massively exceeded our expectations with the sheer depth of experiences in Red Dead Redemption,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “The seamless combination of breathtaking beauty and intense action, all woven together with strong plotlines in a massive vibrant, rural environment is mind-blowing. We think this game helps to push the limits of what an open-world gaming experience can be.”
The game is being built using the RAGE engine, the same used in GTA IV and Midnight Club LA, and will feature an open-world environment which will include frontier towns, wildlife-packed prairies and mountain passes.