Despite Rockstar Games’ best efforts to suppress details regarding its open world western action-adventure video game, a British retailer may have accidentally outed the release date of the upcoming title. Previously, the American video game publisher teased that the “Red Dead Redemption” sequel is slated to arrive in fall 2017. With this leak, gamers may now have a specific date to look forward to.
According to RDR2.com, British online store Littlewoods may not have received the memo from Rockstar to withhold details about its game, especially the title’s release date. Apparently, the online store put up a preorder page for “Red Dead Redemption 2” and the product page just so happens to contain the major spoiler for the game’s release.
When preordering the game from Littlewoods, its product page for “Red Dead Redemption 2” shows that the highly anticipated title is scheduled for delivery on Oct. 2, 2017. Since Littlewoods focuses mainly on selling apparel, this tidbit is believed to have just fallen under the radar. Besides, the store isn’t really the type people frequent for video games.
However, the Oct. 2 date could simply be a placeholder. iDigitalTimes pointed out that the leaked release date is a Monday, which is not the typical day for games to arrive. In the U.S. market, games are usually released on Tuesdays. As for European game releases, they usually fall on Fridays.
Another discrepancy in this leaked date is the fact that it does not coincide with the placeholders Gamestop and Amazon are showing on their sites. The big electronics retailers are indicating that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be releasing on Dec. 31. If it’s any consolation, however, Dec. 31 is unlikely to be the release date of the game because Rockstar has already confirmed it to hit the market in the fall season.
Just like “GTA V,” the new “Red Dead Redemption” installment will center on three protagonists, who are members of John Marston’s gang. Interestingly, a preview trailer shows seven Old West gunslingers riding on horses, so Tweak Town says the game could have something to do with the Magnificent Seven. There are also rumors claiming the game to be a prequel of the original “RDR.”