Follow up to the 2004's Red Dead Revolver, 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.
It’s time to dust off your boots and mosey on down to GameStop on Monday, May 17, for Red Dead Redemption midnight launch events. At more than 3,000 stores nationwide, customers are encouraged to put on their best John Marston outfit and be among the first to get their hands on the new release.
Most participating GameStop locations will open at 10 p.m. local time; however, customers are asked to contact their local store to confirm the exact time of the event. Events may vary by location.
In addition, GameStop and Rockstar Games are hosting an exclusive event for New York City fans on Saturday, May 15, at the Union Square flagship store (32 E 14th Street). Starting at 9 p.m. to midnight, fans can play the game days before launch and pick up some outlaw-worthy swag including playing cards, posters, shirts, stickers and more. Event-goers must be 17 years or older to attend.
Pre-order the game with GameStop and receive the exclusive special edition featuring the Deadly Assassin outfit, while supplies last.
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