Fox Airing TV Special Based On Red Dead Redemption
Well, this is a little...unexpected.
If you've been to a GameStop in the past few weeks, you already know how hard Rockstar is pushing their new - and very promising - Western-themed, open-world adventure, Red Dead Redemption. But did you realize they're going beyond simple advertisements and plan to give you a full 30-minute TV show? You probably didn't. But according to The Futon Critic, the Fox network has revealed that a half-hour animated film based on RDR will air at midnight (11:00 p.m. Central) on Saturday, May 15. John Hillcoat ("The Road") is responsible for this special, which releases a mere three days before the game is scheduled to hit store shelves. The standard description there won't come as a surprise to anyone who has been following Rockstar's ambitious project, but a TV special? Really? Will this become a new trend or is this crazy unique? We're also wondering if watching this special will give us any insight into the storyline in the game; is it like a prequel? Should we be watching it if we plan to buy Red Dead Redemption?
I suppose you'll have to tune in to find out. There's no doubt that RDR is one of our most anticipated titles of the year, so anything related to it is automatically very, very interesting.
Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption
4/22/2010 10:51:35 AM Ben Dutka