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'Red Dead Redemption 2' Given Official Release Date

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'Red Dead Redemption 2' Given Official Release Date

Rockstar Games has confirmed Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released in October.

The company has released a statement saying: "Dear All. We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26th 2018.

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"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.

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"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."

In addition to the announcement, the company released a bevy of images from the upcoming sequel and the game looks absolutely incredible.

Credit: Rockstar Games
Credit: Rockstar Games

The news has caused a mixture of reactions from fans, with some expressing sheer, utter delight and others annoyed that it won't be ready for several more months.

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One wrote: "I've been waiting for this for a long, long time all I can say is if this isn't the best Rockstar game of all time I'm not waiting around for your next titles and I will spend my money elsewhere."

Another said: "Definitely don't want a rushed game for sure but man was looking forward to maybe a summer release. All in good time I suppose, can't wait!"

Another fan added: "Damnit Rockstar. Making us wait like that. But better to wait than to get an unfinished game though. Really hoping they focused on the single player campaign more than online stuff."

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

The original game, Red Dead Redemption, was released in 2010 and is similar to Rockstar's incredible Grand Theft Auto franchise, however it's set in 1911 in the Wild Wild West. The main character is former outlaw John Marston who has to bring his old gang to justice.

The game came fourth on EuroGamer's 'Games of the Generation' list, beating the likes of Fifa, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft, Call of Duty and World of Warcraft - not too bad if you ask me.

So naturally fans have been waiting for a solid eight years for new material and they've not been too impressed with Rockstar's delays. In May last year, the company announced it wouldn't be ready until the first or second quarter of 2018.

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Hopefully there are no more setbacks and we can delve into another instalment to the incredible game.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: News, Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar, Technology

Stewart Perrie
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