Newswire: Red Dead Redemption 2 is galloping onto consoles next fall

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On Sunday, we reported that it looked like Rockstar Games, the makers of Grand Theft Auto, was getting ready to announce a sequel to its acclaimed Western revenge tale, Red Dead Redemption. All it took was a single meaningless image—the studio’s logo on a red background—to send the internet into a frenzy. Yesterday, the developer’s Twitter account dropped another teaser, this time featuring the silhouettes of seven cowboys standing under a painted sun. And today, those figures came into full view, along with official word that, yes, this game is Red Dead Redemption 2, and it’s scheduled to be released in the fall of 2017 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. No plans for a PC version have been announced.

In addition to confirming the game, Rockstar is promising a trailer will be released this Thursday at 11 a.m. Eastern. This will give us ...