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Red Dead Redemption 2 now has October release date

"We apologise to everyone disappointed by this delay."

Red Dead Redemption 2 will now launch on 26th October for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One - several months later than was previously announced.

It's a significant delay for Rockstar's Wild West sequel, which was previously pegged for a vague "Q1/Q2 2018" date. Before that, it was originally due to arrive in late 2017.

In a statement issued this afternoon, Rockstar apologised to fans waiting for the game and blamed the wait on a need for extra development time:

Until October, here's a handful of fresh cowboy-filled screenshots. Is that Bonnie MacFarlane?

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel to the original game. It features a new main character, Arthur Morgan, and the return of the Van der Linde gang who you hunted down in Red Dead Redemption 1.

The action is expected to take place to the north of the original map, but also include much of the original game's land as well. For more, here's everything we know about Red Dead Redemption 2 so far.

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