Rockstar Games’ upcoming western game, Red Dead Redemption, looks fan-freaking-tastic. It’s due out next year, but we have the latest screenshots NOW! It’s always cool to play as a cowboy. Now tell your friends that and spit some tar into a spit bucket. Yella Belly.
The game is set in 1908; it focuses around a former outlaw, John Marston, who is sent across the troubled American Frontiers to help in bringing the rule of law. The game will use open world gameplay similar to the Grand Theft Auto series with sandbox environments and a free-roaming ability. The environments will include frontier towns, prairies, and mountain passes. Realistic horses created with the Euphoria physics engine will play a major part of the game’s transport, and there will be over 40 different types of animals that can be hunted and realistic weather changes including seasons and the ability to ride trains to go to certain places faster than free roaming.