Red Dead Redemption 2
"Red Dead Redemption 2" is arriving on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the latter half of 2017. Facebook/Red Dead Redemption 2

A few days ago, Rockstar Games teased the sequel of “Red Dead Redemption” with a suggestive post on Twitter. While it was all just speculation then, the game publisher has since confirmed “Red Dead Redemption 2,” which will unroll between September and December 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The very first promotional image for “Red Dead Redemption 2” shows seven outlaws holding weapons as they walk away from a sunrise. To fans, the style has become a classic from the franchise and only builds up excitement that the game will be worthy of its predecessor. The seven individuals, however, provide proof to two rumours that have been going around for quite some time.

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“Red Dead Redemption 2” is a prequel

TechRadar first announced that the upcoming “Red Dead Redemption 2” would actually act as a prequel to the 2010 Western-themed title from Rockstar Games. At this point, the storyline has not been officially unveiled, but there is another feature to the image that hints at a prequel -- the presence of John Marston.

Right smack in the middle of the poster is a silhouette of a man that looks strikingly similar to the protagonist in “Red Dead Redemption.” Because his son, Jack Marston, finished that story, it only makes sense that the upcoming title is set before John’s demise.

Following this train of thought, the upcoming map in “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be quite different as well. The map will reportedly lack railroads and caravan camps will be widely scattered, both of which indicate an earlier Western world.

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Red Dead Redemption 2” will have multiple protagonists, all of whom will be controllable

Another earlier leak of the game that is being proven by the single image provided by Rockstar Games is that players will get the opportunity to control various protagonists. The leak, which has since been deleted on Reddit, was made in August by a man who claimed to previously work for Rockstar Games. And then, earlier this month, when the seven figures were first unveiled, the game publisher hinted at the same. It said that “Red Dead Redemption 2” would “provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”