Rockstar Games surprised the gaming community when it dropped teasers for “Red Dead Redemption 2” on social media. And now here’s another surprise that came to light this Wednesday: Amazon just opened preorders for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the upcoming game.
Based on the preorder pages of the game, the PlayStation version of “Red Dead Redemption 2” has a release date of Dec. 30 2017. On the other hand, the Xbox One version is releasing a day earlier on Dec. 29, 2017. Both versions are priced at $59.99.
The appearance of the preorder pages comes after Rockstar Games confirmed that the sequel to the western action-adventure video game is coming to Sony’s and Microsoft’s current consoles, as per GameIdealist.
Rockstar Games also announced that “Red Dead Redemption 2” is set for a fall 2017 release in North America. To pique the interest of fans, the company has also prepared a trailer that shall hit the web this Thursday, Oct. 20, at exactly 11 a.m. EST.
“Red Dead Redemption 2” is considered one of the anticipated releases next year, since its prequel launched successfully in May 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.
As the anticipation for the release of the trailer intensifies, speculations on who are returning for the sequel are also running amok. One of these speculations pertain to the possible return of John Marston and Bill Williamson.
According to Crave Online, if fans take notice of the silhouettes of the characters present in the teaser image (shown below) Rockstar Games released this week, the third person from the right appears to be Bill Williamson. Meanwhile, the figure that’s standing on the far left somehow depicts John Marston.
Crave Online initially speculated that Marston could be the protagonist of the sequel, claiming that he could be the one standing in the middle of the teaser image. However, it has since updated its report that Marston could just be part of the upcoming game since his figure is shown at the far left.
Nonetheless, since nothing is set in stone yet, it is possible that Marston could still be the protagonist of the game. Perhaps the first trailer that will be released tomorrow will shed more details on the plot of “Red Dead Redemption 2.”