Red Dead Redemption 2
"Red Dead Redemption 2" is scheduled for release sometime after September 2017. YouTube/Rockstar Games

The release of “Red Dead Redemption 2” is slowly inching its way closer and closer. But no matter how slowly the time is passing for fans of the franchise, there is an update to prove the day might be closer than initially thought.

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According to RDR2.Com, Rockstar Games has begun releasing promotional materials to several retailers in various countries. The publication shows images of the items, which include cardboard boxes with the official “Red Dead Redemption 2” artwork on all of its visible sides. Official posters were reportedly part of the package as well.

The materials look to be for stores in the United Kingdom, as it shows a release of “Autumn 2017” as opposed to “Fall 2017,” which was the original statement made from the United States. Furthermore, the images note that the game has been given a rating of R18 by Pan European Game Information. This level of rating indicates a level of violence that depicts “gross violence and/or... elements of specific types of violence.”

The showcasing of “Red Dead Redemption 2” posters does not particularly point to a specific date when the title will be available. It is highly likely that Rockstar Games is simply getting a head start on it offline marketing in order to obtain as much pre-order revenue as possible. And while the publication’s images came from the United Kingdom, several other stores are expected to start exhibiting the promotional material as well.

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Rockstar Games announced “Red Dead Redemption 2” some months ago and has not released anything official following the reveal trailer. However, the game developer did confirm that it will be released sometime in the latter part of 2017 -- possibly the last quarter. Furthermore, it will be compatible for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

Watch the reveal trailer for "Red Dead Redemption 2"