One would think the gaming industry would've enjoyed some "AAA" Western-based FPSs, but it has yet to happen. This is why we're all hoping that Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption puts the cowboy in the limelight for once.

Many have been anticipating this game for quite some time, and we know the developers have been putting a great deal of time and effort into RDR. Up until now, we weren't sure of its expected release date but according to VideoGamer , the game is now scheduled to arrive some time in April. This comes along with the announcement of a new trailer, "My Name is John Marston," which will hit the web on Tuesday, December 1. We have high hopes for Redemption and it's a good plan to stick it into April, as March is so overloaded with blockbusters and promising titles, we're certain Rockstar's project would get overshadowed. But we have no idea what we might see in April – besides Gran Turismo 5 in North America, possibly – so perhaps RDR will flourish there. Of course, they'll need to have produced a good game for any "flourishing" to take place, but based on what we've seen so far, things are definitely looking up. We can't wait to check out that video next week; it should be most revealing.

And by the way, although Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood isn't really an elite title, it's still a solid and entertaining shooter, and a good deal better than the original game. That might tide you over until April, if you're in need of some old-fashioned Western action.

Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption

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bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

of all the titles coming out in early 2010, none are higher on my list than RDR… even god of war and heavy rain (PS3 exclusives) aren't as important to me as this game is… but, like i've said a hundred times, i'm just a sucker for sandbox games :D…

and the western genre doesn't have anything really worth your time… it's a shame considering how many great western movies there are…


Last edited by bOnEs on 11/25/2009 11:15:07 AM

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

With all the stuff coming out in March I think I'm going to be busy with those titles well into April…

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
11 years ago

i enjoyed red dead revolver so i might get this

Danny007
Danny007
11 years ago

Yes! I really enjoyed the first game so I'll be picking up a copy of the second.

crump602
crump602
11 years ago

Hell yeah, been waiting for this badboy! Their isn't enough westerns out there, shame!

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Well this certainly looks better then call of juerez. That game seemed more like a bad joke to me.

Quite possibly the only Rockstar game that sparked an interest for me without hype. I'll be keeping an eye on the reviews for this one.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/25/2009 12:46:33 PM

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www
11 years ago

COJ had too much screen tearing, demo didn't impress me. I'm counting on Red Dead to give me my John Wayne,Clint Eastwood or Charles Bronson fix.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

Why hasn't every dev figured out how to fix screen tearing?

I hate it.


Last edited by Jawknee on 11/26/2009 7:28:41 PM

Beamboom
Beamboom
11 years ago

"March is so overloaded" – so far yeah, but how many of those titles will be delayed with at least a few weeks? Based on experience with launch dates X months into the future I'd guess a good majority of them…

Not that it matters much of course… I'm optimistic and expect Red Dead to be *the* cowboy experience this gen!

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

You think it's a good idea to come out the month after everyone has spent their money on blockbusters? Doesn't sound smart to me. That, and I'm thinking quite a few are a little disappointed with R*'s latest endeavor so will be much more cautious about running out and getting this one.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

What!? They are making this an FPS?


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 11/25/2009 12:48:03 PM

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

i hope not!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Maybe he meant to type TPS

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

I hope the soundtrack is as excelent as the first one, cause that made the game for me

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

what is there to look forward to after april of next year?

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

the ability to save money

___________
___________
11 years ago

KZ3?
crysis 2?
RAGE?
plenty thats for sure, im starting to think there will be 1 game out every single week next year.
not that its a bad thing, though my wallet has been cowering in the closet for months now.

tlpn99
tlpn99
11 years ago

I am looking forward to this one 🙂

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

We need a good old western one, it would really sell, and it would break it up with all familiar settings. future, middle east, etc etc.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Oh baby, they dodged the bullet there..

A2K78
A2K78
11 years ago

Its a shame that Capcom not only abandoned RDR, but also sold the rights to Rockstar because their original vision of a arcade-style western shooter was much better.

If anything I really do hope Capcom revisit the western concept as their haven't a good western/arcade-style western since Sunset Riders and Wild Guns.

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

I am keen to see how this game turns out! Surely Rockstar will have a new and refined engine for this one!

Q!

"i am home"

___________
___________
11 years ago

i know i say this every year, but next year is going to be the best year for games.
providing none get set back, but than most of the games im looking forward to are from this year so they cant get set back again.
right?

556pineapple
556pineapple
11 years ago

The first one was good, but it could have been better in my opinion. I really hope this one improves on it.