Over seven years after the original Red Dead Redemption was released, Red Dead Redemption 2 could finally have a release date – unofficially at least.
The first trailer for the game was released all the way back in October 2016, at the time promising a release in “Fall 2017”.
Developer Rockstar Studios announced in May of this year that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game would be delayed until the second quarter of 2018.
That Spring 2018 release date was confirmed in September when a second trailer was released.
However, Danish games retailer Coolshop briefly listed a release date of June 8, 2018 for the game – though it has since replaced that date with a simple “2018”.
While there’s every chance the retailer accidentally published a placeholder date in error, Games Informer notes that the very same shop correctly leaked the Grand Theft Auto V release date a few days before it was officially announced.
NME.com has contacted Rockstar Studios to ask if the leaked release date is accurate.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be the third instalment in the Red Dead franchise, following its 2010 predecessor and 2004’s Red Dead Revolver, which was released two generations back on the Xbox and PlayStation 2.
The upcoming sequel will feature both single player and online multiplayer modes.
Red Dead Redemption was set during 1911 and centred on ex-outlaw John Marston whose wife and sons are taken hostage by the government, forcing him to hunt down three members of his former gang to get his family back.
The sequel will follows the story of another outlaw, Arthur Morgan, a member of the Dutch van der Linde gang.