Red Dead Revolver
"Red Dead Revolver" from Rockstar Games was first released in 2004. Facebook/Red Dead Revolver

The first installment of the “Red Dead” franchise, “Red Dead Revolver” was first released on Xbox One and PlayStation 2 in 2004 and on PlayStation 3 in 2012. Now, Rockstar Games is re-releasing the title for the PlayStation 4.

“Red Dead Revolver” for the PS4 is priced at US$14.99 (AU$20) and boasts better visuals and graphics. The game also includes more features from the original game, like more Trophies, Shareplay, Remote Play, Activity Feeds and Second Screen support for game manuals with PS Vita or PS App. The game is available for purchase at the PlayStation Store.

READ: 'Red Dead Redemption 2' update: Players will further the story of John Marston after April 2017

The game is not as popular as its successor, “Red Dead Redemption,” but the re-release for the current console has been expected for quite some time. This is because a leak of the game posted online and was quickly removed a few hours after.

“Red Dead Revolver” follows the story of Nate Harlow and his partner Griff, and which takes place in the 1880s Wild West. After finding gold at Bear Mountain, Nate and Griff commission the production of two special revolvers with a special iron cast scorpion. Griff is later captured by a Mexican army, and he uses his half of the gold as leverage to be released.

READ: 'Red Dead Redemption 2' set for release in 2017, will arrive with Microsoft's Xbox Scorpio

General Diego, the head of the Mexican Army, agrees to this but sends a man named Colonel Daren to kill Nate and his family. Daren successfully murders Nate and his wife, Falling Star. However, Nate’s son, Red, is able to run away after shooting Daren’s left arm with his father’s revolver.

The game picks up with Red living life as bounty hunter who brings criminals to justice. However, he is still struggling with the mystery of his family’s past and takes it upon himself to bring those who murdered them to justice.

“Red Dead Revolver” is told in third person that relies on precision gunplay.