In an exciting announcement, Rockstar Games has revealed that the iconic open-world title, Red Dead Redemption, will make its highly anticipated return to current-gen consoles on August 17th, this time available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Fans will be able to relive the era of the Wild West in this remastered version, which will feature a range of enhancements and additional content. The release date also coincides with the tenth anniversary of the original game.
The news comes with details about the different editions and release dates. While the physical edition won’t be available until October 13th, players can digitally purchase the game starting from August 17th for a price of 49.99 euros. It’s important to note that there won’t be a specific release for Xbox One, as players on this platform will be able to enjoy Red Dead Redemption through backward compatibility. Additionally, next week is expected to see the availability of playing on PlayStation 5.
The version for PS4 and Nintendo Switch will include the complete single-player experience of Red Dead Redemption, as well as its “Undead Nightmare” expansion. Additional content from the Game of the Year Edition will also be added, providing players with even more opportunities to immerse themselves in the game’s thrilling world. However, it’s crucial to highlight that this version won’t include multiplayer elements.
The studio responsible for adapting Red Dead Redemption to these platforms is Double Eleven, a development team founded by former employees of Rockstar Leeds. This team has worked on various Rockstar Games projects in the past, ensuring a high-quality and respectful adaptation of the game’s legacy.
The game narrates the story of John Marston, a former outlaw who embarks on a journey through the territories of the American West and Mexico in search of the last surviving members of the Van der Linde gang. His goal is to save his family, leading him to confront friends and outlaws from the past amid the changing landscape of the end of the cowboy era.
The “Undead Nightmare” expansion will also be available, offering an exciting and chilling alternative story where Marston must battle hordes of zombies and seek a cure for the epidemic. In addition to the complete gameplay experiences, this version of Red Dead Redemption will include translations into multiple languages, expanding its global reach.
The impact of the original game, released in 2010 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, was undeniable, garnering praise from both critics and players alike. With sales exceeding 23 million copies, Red Dead Redemption became a landmark in the video game industry. Its sequel, Red Dead Redemption II, released in 2018, continued this success, accumulating over 53 million copies sold to date.
With the release of Red Dead Redemption on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, fans will have the opportunity to relive the story of the American Wild West on a new generation of consoles, enjoying visual enhancements and the same captivating narrative that hooked them a decade ago. The wait is coming to an end, and August 17th will mark the triumphant return of this classic to the hands of players worldwide.