The long-awaited sequel to the 2010 western game is due out next year

The first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 has been released.

The western adventure game is the long-awaited sequel to the 2010 game of the same name, which was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Red Dead Redemption saw players take control of former outlaw John Marston, whose wife and son are taken hostage by the government in ransom for his vigilante services.

The game’s publisher, Rockstar, today (October 20) released the first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, while also confirming a release date of ‘Fall 2017’. The new game will be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.

Watch the trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 below.

The new game will feature both single player and online multiplayer formats.

While the new game will be a sequel to the 2010 game, Red Dead Redemption 2 will actually be the third installment in the Red Dead franchise. Red Dead Revolver was the very first part of the franchise, released in 2004 on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox (it has also recently become available to play on the PS4).