Rockstar Games have today revealed that their western shooter sequel Red Dead Redemption will touchdown on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on April 30th 2010 in Australia.
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.
Developed by Rockstar San Diego in conjunction with Rockstar North, Red Dead Redemption is built on the internally developed Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE) and Natural Motion’s Euphoria physics featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Midnight Club: Los Angeles for an unprecedented level of realism and atmosphere.
Six months after the debut trailer
, they've also released a new cut of gameplay footage in today's My Name is John Marston
trailer which boasts "some of the stunning vistas, rolling plains and huge action sequences". Check it out right here on AusGamers.