Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age.
Red Dead Redemption recreates the American West at the turn of the 20th century: a violent and turbulent time of rapid growth and change. Players become the partially reformed outlaw John Marston; blackmailed by the government, his family threatened as he is forced to traverse the vast and unforgiving expanses of the Western frontier in search of members of his former gang. In a dangerous world full of opportunistic criminals, corrupt officials and settlers battling the elements in a struggle to survive, Marston’s journey takes him from the dusty and lawless frontier to the civilized towns of the North, and down into a Mexico on the brink of a full-scale civil war.
Utilizing Rockstar's proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it.
The free of charge Hunting and Trading Outfits, coming simultaneously to Xbox Live and Playstation Network on October 12, features two previously unreleased outfits along with accompanying challenges – The Savvy Merchant and The Expert Hunter – originally candidates for the GameStop pre-order fan vote. In addition to their stylin’ aesthetics, both outfits will yield certain gameplay benefits that befit their respective themes. For example, The Savvy Merchant threads allow players to purchase guns and ammunition from any gunsmith for half the cost. Not too shabby! While The Expert Hunter garb doubles up the amount of skins and hides players may collect from their trophy kill.
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