It's finally happening. Beginning with a cryptic (but also super-obvious) tweet over the weekend, Rockstar Games has started to tease a follow-up to the beloved Red Dead Redemption. Though the blood red Rockstar logo sent out on social media on Sunday was a pretty clear indicator, today's image seems to be the clincher. Seven silhouetted figures, outfitted in classic Western attire, stand in front of a landscape that is unmistakably Red Dead. Folks have already started to speculate about the plot (is it a prequel with Marston's old gang?) and the characters (are they all playable?).
And memes. God, the memes.
Red Dead Denial-- Jane RIPt (@heymermaid) October 17, 2016
Red Dead Anger
Red Dead Bargaining
Red Dead Depression
Red Dead Acceptance
Datamined Rockstar's website and found this trailer and.. well, uhm about that supposed Red Dead teaser.. pic.twitter.com/ZGMkUZdLlP-- Nibel (@Nibellion) October 17, 2016
Zoom in.... aha! I knew it! pic.twitter.com/N8XvbyT45u-- Mark Brown (@britishgaming) October 17, 2016
leaked image of the new red dead protagonist pic.twitter.com/TJcCa7YBSV-- BIG SPOOKY BEAR (@MrBear__) October 17, 2016
Hmm ... what is the meaning of this cryptic tweet from Rockstar ... pic.twitter.com/GNzzMwtYTB-- Pixelated Boat (@pixelatedboat) October 17, 2016
wow rockstar has taken a seriously bold new direction here pic.twitter.com/S2yxH9l2Mx-- mists of grief (@failnaut) October 17, 2016
huge if true pic.twitter.com/3GKgGIpvMO-- Chris Dwyer (@junklatch) October 17, 2016
Let's get to the bottom of this mystery.-- Séan Wayne Casey Jr. (@SuperSeanpai) October 16, 2016
Computer - enhance. Zoom out.
Yes. Just as I suspected. pic.twitter.com/HCnSsx8KNb
dozens of games out this month but let's focus on one promo image for a game with no release date that we all knew was coming eventually-- Garrett Martin (@grmartin) October 17, 2016
*thinks about guessing names for the next Red Dead game, glances at twitter* pic.twitter.com/Djr6ZqCoKe-- Chris Livingston (@screencuisine) October 17, 2016
Red Dead Revengeance pic.twitter.com/3jVo7tzLuD-- Ian Boudreau (@iboudreau) October 17, 2016