Rockstar Announces Red Dead Redemption 2
After teasing us on their social media channels with vague imagery — a marketing ploy only Rockstar can get away with and still have the masses bubbling with excitement — a sequel to the studio’s acclaimed open-world gunslinger has officially been announced.
As the freshly launched website puts it, “Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland” from the team that brought you Grand Theft Auto V and the first Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar promises the game’s “vast and atmospheric world” will play host to a brand new online experience.
Unfortunately, fans won’t be able to posse up until Fall 2017 when the game launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (no word on a PC release, kids). A reveal trailer for the game is set to drop online this Thursday.
There’s not much more to go on from here, partner. Rockstar is notorious for keeping details under tight wrap until they’re good and ready to reveal the info themselves. Is the game a prequel? Will the online take cues from the greatly expanded multiplayer play found in GTAV? Will we be hunting Sasquatch again? Is it weird it’s called Red Dead Redemption 2 even though it’s the third game in the series? Actually, I can answer that: yes! Stop trying to gun down Red Dead Revolver, man. You can still grab the Western that started it all as a PS2 Classic on PS4. RDR2 doesn’t come out for a year. You’ve got time.
(Article originally posted to When Nerds Attack)
Nerd Farmcast (Feat. Me)
Vegas local, and veteran controller snapper, Burke dishes with me on the 20th Anniversary of Resident Evil, how despicable it is I haven’t beaten Firewatch, and our mutual hard-on for Ubisoft’s hat looting simulator The Division.
Only 5,000 of you will get ahold of this Fallout controller
The Bethesda Store is holding a sale through Monday where lone wanderers can get 20% off shirts, trinkets, art books, and the like.
Additionally, running from today till Friday, the store will offer up super limited items, all Fallout themed. All are nifty items, sure, but tomorrow’s exclusive takes the radiation baked cake: a Vault Boy styled Xbox One controller (in all its glory, up above). Of which only 5,000 were made.
It’s too damn cool. A novelty no dignified Fallout obsessive can do without. I can’t even count myself among that crowd and I want one. If only there was a PS4 counterpart… (That’s a hint, Bethesda. I’m hinting you should make one).
UPDATED: She gone, folks. Mayhaps it’ll return to the store. Mayhaps Death Claws will roll over and die at the very sight of you. It’s not impossible (just very highly improbable).
Our First Black Ops III Trailer is Chillingly Good
I know, it’s increasingly difficult to get excited about Call of Duty. It’s something akin to tax season – an obligatory wallet dump that comes every year ‘bout near the same time. But Black Opsis the most successful, and entertaining, offshoot this series has mustered. And good goddamn is this trailer effective. Still feel invisible spiders...
Official Deus Ex: Mankind Divided cover art.
Say it with me now: Day-Us Ecks. You’re very welcome.