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Red Dead Redemption Releases Official Launch Trailer

It's one of the most anticipated titles of the year and now, it's only a few days away! To celebrate, the launch trailer is here.

Set to release on May 18, Red Dead Redemption has already raked in a few super high review scores, including the very recent 10/10 from OPM, and we're very excited. This launch video highlights the host of eclectic characters and various backdrops, including the slowly developing New Austin and the revolution battlefield just south of the border. Rockstar would also like you to know that all the music in these RDR trailers comes directly from the game's official score and soundtrack, produced by acclaimed recording artists Bill Elm and Woody Jackson. Other exclusive tracks from contemporary artists like Jamie Lidell, Jose Gonzalez, Ashtar Command and William Elliot Whitmore are also featured.

Okay, so what do you think? How long have we been waiting for the defining Western-themed shooter? And given the open-world format, you can explore the vast landscape almost whenever you wish, and approach the diverse objectives however you see fit. As I've said before, it sort of reminds me of a Western Assassin's Creed and that is quite the premise. We may be a ways from the next Grand Theft Auto but who cares; we're getting Red Dead Redemption!

Related Game(s): Red Dead Redemption

5/13/2010 3:51:46 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (54 posts)

SplendidBlended
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 4:18:14 PM
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Oh hell yessss.
This reminds me of my Oregon Trail playing days...
bring it.

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FlyingKickPunch
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:27:14 PM

you have shot 5000 pounds of meat. however, you can only carry 200 pounds back to the wagon.


you have died of dysentery.

lol, that game was great.

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 7:46:30 PM

wow i loved that game

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sha4dowknight05
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 4:26:31 PM
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There aren't many wild west shooters as the only one I can think of for PS3 is Call of Juaraz however you spell it.

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aaronisbla
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 4:46:30 PM

Gun, Red Dead Revolver, Call of Juarez, not many others i remember

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Hezzron
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 4:31:18 PM
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With the early reviews confirming the greatness of this game, I finally gave in and pre-ordered it.

I loved watching Deadwood. I'm going to be tempted to cuss it up when I play this online, Al Swearengen style!

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Victor321
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 4:36:07 PM
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I think the score for the PSX review will be in the 9s, higher 8s at least :)

Cuz this game looks really promising!

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bOnEs
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 4:53:14 PM

i predict a 9.9... if GTA IV got that, i would imagine this game would be in the same ballpark as it looks to be just as revolutionary with the whole ecosystem and online lobby mode... R* likes to innovate...

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Victor321
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 11:01:34 PM

True, IGN would probably give a score like that, because usually, they give really weird scores...the score the reviewer could give off if you read his/her review would be like 7.0, but the actual score is 5.1. Weird O.o

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aaronisbla
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 4:47:36 PM
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its looking as if Rockstar San diego may become as popular as Rockstar North has, good for them if it delivers

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tlpn99
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 4:54:45 PM
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This is one looking cool game. I seen a movie tonight in the cinema (A Nightmare On Elm Street which I enjoyed surprisingly) the trailer on the big screen came on for RDR and it looked amazing my cousin was impressed too.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:19:24 PM

Dude the new Freddy is awesome, I loved that remake. Jackie Earl Haley is pimp.

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Mamills
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 4:59:54 PM
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yea this game is definitely a game of the year contender. im gonna even go to say it will be between this, LBP2 or GT5

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:12:56 PM
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Gonna be great! After I played Red Dead Revolver I wrote a Western/horror/time travel short story called Revelation Revolver. Hope I get inspired again.

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leatherface
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:18:00 PM

hey World, i love horror films, and that sounds like a great idea. is there any way you can post your story so we can read it?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:19:42 PM

I could post it in the forums if there is interest.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:44:08 PM

Actually never mind, if you want to read it go here: http://www.thebookevolution.com/shelves.php

Then do a title search for "Revelation Revolver"
and click the skeleton clutching the gun.

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FlyingKickPunch
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:29:34 PM

you're a modern day renaissance man.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 7:01:17 PM

Games, literature, comedy, wit, I do it all :)

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LittleBigMidget
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:18:09 PM
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If anyone wants to join a posse, or play online in RDR my PSN is BoobooJones :/

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I_defenestrate
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 7:03:18 PM

I'll send you an invite, mine is the same as above.

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spiderboi
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 11:21:35 PM

Lemme join in also :)

My PSN's spiderboi

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Danny007
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:19:11 PM
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Wow its looking super good.

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coverton341
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:21:48 PM
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Well, I have said it before and I will say it again, Westerns just aren't my bag but every now and again something comes along that makes me tilt my head to the side and say hmmmm maybe it isn't so bad. 3:10 to Yuma being one this being another.

I have to admit, that trailer has perked up my interest in this game.

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Alienange
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:39:44 PM
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Did you see the size of those vistas?

You'd have to be fool to not pre-order this from Amazon and get the golden guns along with your $20 credit.

Gawd I love that website!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 5:44:58 PM

can't wait to rock those golden guns

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:15:11 PM

oh yeah i pre ordered this today on amazon. 20 bucks plus golden guns= sweet deal

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Alienange
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:23:03 PM

Gonna have to make a golden guns only posse. We'd look SO dangerous.

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 7:24:59 PM

kick some ass with those guns. what's you psn alienange and world?

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 8:40:06 PM

yep this plus Super Mario Galixy 2 means I'm getting 3d dot game heroes for free

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 8:58:04 PM

DonovanTheICEMAN

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Alienange
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 4:48:55 PM

I am the same on PSN as I am at PSXE. If you request make sure you tell me why. Too many weirdos asking to be friends...

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:05:25 PM
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Ohm, man, y'all gettin' it 3 days before me, 'cept for the peepz who also reside in europe.
Can't wait.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:14:21 PM
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I just paid off my preorder

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:15:47 PM
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i have to wait for mine to come in the mail so my posse wait up for me

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FlyingKickPunch
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:27:40 PM

we'll be waitin' pardner!

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:28:43 PM

that's what i like to hear. if you don't wait we're takin 10 paces lol

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FlyingKickPunch
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:32:50 PM

pistols at high noon! draw, pilgrim!
uh-oh this game is going to make me talk like a cowboy for like a month. lol

this stuff's made in...new york city! new york city!? get a rope...

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 7:28:22 PM

lol lol lol lol lol @ new york city i remember those commercials

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tes37
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:24:57 PM
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This game is going to be awesome. I'm never in a hurry for the weekend to be over, but I am looking forward to getting this on tuesday.

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bOnEs
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 6:32:27 PM
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damn you R*, your PR machine is really starting to get to me now... we're just days away and you keep pumping us full of lead, i mean, content... my head is about to explode!!

i haven't been this excited about a game since since GTA IV... i didn't allow myself to get over-hyped but, now that the day is fast approaching, the hype is starting to reach the ceiling for me... i don't know how much more new information i can take in before i go over the top but, i just simply cannot wait to play this...

i wonder how soon we can expect a PSXE review? ben's been playing it this past week, i just know it... lucky bastard :D...

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Kai200X
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 8:41:38 PM
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I've been waiting for this game for awhile now, finally get to play it next week, and hopefully it won't let me down.

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XxNoir
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 8:58:27 PM
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Definitely getting it first day,it looks really great.Grand theft auto 4 in my opinion was kind of underwhelming & i found myself liking the previous iterations better.

Red dead redemption looks really great though,especially the multiplayer.By the way I'll be needing a posse so if anyone is interested my PSN is XxNoir--

I'm a really friendly & fun person to play with,so don't hesitate to add me guys ^_^

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kraygen
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 9:20:22 PM
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I'm uber excited, have been, will continue to be. Sadly game comes out on my wife's birthday so I probably won't get to play it until after she goes to bed that nite. Oh well, I'm up all nite anyway so a nice quiet undistracted 6-8 hour game session will be waiting tuesday nite.

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JDC80
Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 9:43:35 PM
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Got my Gamefly account back active just in time for this game.. Damn those who won't return MLB 10 so I can play.

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chicoda1nonly
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 12:02:44 AM
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Sold!! This is defintely worth a purchase!!!

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Shams
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 12:56:17 AM
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I just saw me some Clint Eastwood ("Pale Rider") tonight to get ready for this game. Marston looks more like the lead from "The Lost and The Damned", but with long hair. I reckon the same voice-over actor is being used, too. Even still, this game is gonna rock.

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just2skillf00l
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 2:03:28 AM
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I reckon this will be one joyous experience.

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I_defenestrate
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 2:11:17 AM
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Anyone else looking to get into a posse or some online RDR face shooting? PSN is I_defenestrate

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___________
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 2:50:06 AM
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where are all the reviews?
this is releasing 2 days earlier than alan wake, 7 days earlier than mod nation racers and STILL no reviews.
both mod nation racers and alan wake started getting reviews last week for crying out loud!!!!!
hmmmmmm, wonder when my gameinformer mags coming in, it was suppose to be here thursday.

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I_defenestrate
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 3:02:20 AM

I really mean no offense, but I would be more surprised if you had something nice to say...about anything. Why do you game if it brings you such woe?

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OriginalSin
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 5:08:06 AM
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Well if I wasn't sold on this already I definitely am now...

I can't wait to get my hands on RDR. It is definitely a day one purchase for me....

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JackC8
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 8:33:03 AM
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I wish it reminded me more of a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western - you know, with rather laid back and uber-cool characters. It seems more like a western version of a current video game. And why do all the colors look so washed out? Was that a stylistic choice or something?

Oh well, I'm sure it will be awesome. Now if I only didn't have so darned many other expenses :)

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StangMan80
Friday, May 14, 2010 @ 8:07:43 PM
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This Game is going to be a goty atender. I preorderd it last saturday. This game looks sweet like i've said before. I can't wait tell the 18th, A late B-day present but Thats ok It'll be worth it. I would like to see GT5 goty but if this game takes it's place I'll be plenty of happy.

P.S. next preorder... GT5!!!


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