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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Could Be Set A Decade Before Original Game

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Could Be Set A Decade Before Original Game

Rockstar Games has been keeping its cards very close to its chest regarding the upcoming epic Red Dead Redemption 2.

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The western themed open world game has been highly anticipated since the first one was distributed in May 2010, more or less. After plenty of setbacks and delays, we can finally get excited for a 26 October release date.

But an apparent leak could have revealed when the second instalment to the franchise could be set. RockstarIntel stumbled across an art book for the video game being sold on Amazon by Random House, which has previously produced stuff for The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario and Jurassic Park.

The news site took a screenshot before all the information was taken down, which revealed that the product's description section contained a valuable bit of information:

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon
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It said: "Makers of the groundbreaking Grand Theft Auto series, award-winning Bully, Max Payne, LA Noire, and many others, Rockstar Games crafted Red Dead Redemption II - the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van Der Linda gang as they rob, fight, and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America at the turn of the century in order to survive."

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That last sentence could indicate that we're looking at a timeframe around 1890 to 1910.

The first game was set in 1911, following the adventures of John Marston as he tries to bring three members of his former gang to justice in order to free his wife and son.

Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games

Before you get excited that the second Red Dead Redemption will be about Marston's glory days in the years leading up to the previous game, that doesn't appear to be the case. Instead, it will focus on a bloke called Arthur Morgan, who is a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang.

That group existed in the first game around the West Elizabeth and Cochinay areas.

Rockstar Games released a statement in February that confirmed the October release date, adding: "We apologise 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."

It's been eight long years since we were able to roam cowboy America - here's hoping the wait has been worth it.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Rockstar Games, Entertainment, Red Dead Redemption, Video Game, Interesting

Stewart Perrie

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