Unusually for Rockstar, the pre-release flow of information for Red Dead Redemption has been remarkably candid.
But then it would need to be - Red Dead represents a massive challenge, even for a developer at the peak of their game like this San Diego based studio. With Grand Theft Auto, the premise is well established. You know you'll be driving a fast car and engaging in illicit acts with women of the night, and that there's likely to be carnage on a city-wide scale in your immediate gaming future. Red Dead is such a departure from established titles it's little wonder we've been treated to trailer upon trailer, all involving clear narration and extensive gameplay.