'Red Dead Redemption 2' Announcement Coming Next Week

Video game developer Rockstar has announced that it will make an announcement about Red Dead Redemption 2 next week.

They will break the news next Thursday, 28 September 4pm UK time (or 11am ET).

The game is slated for release on PS4 and Xbox One although, as with the original, the developers have yet to comment on the possibility of a PC release.

Credit: Rockstar

It is believe the date could see the release of a second trailer for the game. Rockstar debuted the first trailer when the game was unveiled last October.

The game's release was recently delayed to Spring 2018, having previously been touted for later this year.

In a statement online, the gaming publisher said: "The game will be the first Rockstar game created from the ground up for the latest generation of console hardware, and some extra time is necessary to ensure that we can deliver the best experience possible for our fans.

Credit: Rockstar Games

Credit: Rockstar Games

"We are very sorry for any disappointment this delay causes, but we are firm believers in delivering a game only when it is ready. We are really excited to bring you more details about the game this summer."

However, in more positive news, it sounds pretty great. Rockstar says that it will tell "an epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland," adding: "The game's vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience."

Credit: Rockstar Games

Credit: Rockstar Games

Leaks have suggested the game will be a prequel to the original game, and its map will include New Bordeaux, the fictional version of New Orleans featured in 2K Games' Mafia 3.

Red Dead Redemption received huge acclaim when it was released in 2010, fetching an aggregate score of 95 out of 100 on Metacritic, and scooped several 'Game Of The Year' awards. As of February 2017, the game had sold over 15 million copies.

James Dawson

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