Red Dead Redemption Now Available for Xbox 360 and PS3

Rockstar Games is proud to announce the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption is now available at retail stores in North America for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.

“We wanted to bring our vision of the American West to life," said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “With Red Dead Redemption, we tried to make players actually feel like they are an outlaw living in the last days of the Wild West."

Developed by Rockstar San Diego, Red Dead Redemption is a dark and epic story set against the dying years of the American West, as former outlaw John Marston is sent back across the frontier to track down the members of his former gang in a world where survival is a constant struggle. Red Dead Redemption’s single-player story takes players across the American frontier; down into Mexico, up into the mountains and northeast to the Great Plains, while the multiplayer experience offers a unique Free Roam mode for 16 players to form posses and explore the entire world, alongside Western variations on classic multiplayer competitive modes. Future downloadable content will include six co-operative missions available for free this June via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. Red Dead Redemption’s original soundtrack is available now on the iTunes store.

Seth Schiesel of The New York Times heralded Red Dead Redemption as a "tour de force" and claimed it to be the "new standard for sophistication and ambition in electronic gaming."

In the UK, The Guardian stated that Red Dead Redemption “stands out as one of the best open-world gaming experiences to date and is a clear contender for game of the year."

According to Game Informer, "The game perfectly captures the expansiveness of frontier life and the gritty gunplay of spaghetti westerns, rightfully earning its place alongside the great Western films and the best Rockstar games."

"The environments are breathtaking in both their scope and attention to detail," said stated that "[Red Dead Redemption] has all the hallmarks of a killer Rockstar title: compelling characters, a sweeping and brutal narrative, and more content than you can toss a lasso around."

Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB, and is currently available for the suggested retail price of $59.99.  Red Dead Redemption will release in Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific on May 21, 2010 and Japan in September 2010.

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