'Red Dead Redemption 2' release date, news: Launch date may have been leaked

(YouTube/ Rockstar Games)"Red Dead Redemption 2" will be having different playable characters, and John won't be one of them.

Rockstar Games can be considered a genius when it comes to creating games, and, despite the long wait, one can almost always be sure that the anticipation is going to be worth it. The latest unreleased game, "Red Dead Redemption 2," has been the subject of a lot of speculation on when it is coming.

From the looks of it, though, avid fans may already have a date to mark their calendars. According to reports, UK online retailer LittleWoods.com may have mistakenly posted the release date of the title as it has listed the game available by Oct. 2. It has been removed though, and was replaced by a Dec. 29, 2017 date, which is most likely a placeholder.

It has been known in the past since the trailer was released that it is slated for a fall release. Despite not knowing if the information is legitimate or not, it does give hope for players that truly, the time is near for the title to be in their hands.

Nonetheless, "Red Dead Redemption 2" is shaping up to be an explosive sequel. It will be carrying the same rich, open-world setting from its predecessor that allows players to engage in multiple infiltrations and enjoy a vast single-player campaign.

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The unique and rather controversial point about the second installment will be the playable characters. An anonymous Rockstar informant said, "Three playable characters of John's former gang, and John isn't one." If the leakster is referring to the old gang, then that could arguably be Bill Williamson, Javier Escuella, and Dutch van der Linde.

Also, like most games, the online mode will follow shortly after the game's release. "The online mode will release later on, just like with GTA 5," the anonymous informant adds. "If it came out day one, nobody would play the single player and you ***** would crash the servers."

"Red Dead Redemption 2" is slated to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms by fall 2017.

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