The newly released cover art for Rockstar's upcoming Western adventure game Red Dead Redemption features John Marston drawing a sawn-off shotgun and scowling in an uncouth manner. His cowboy hat is curiously absent.
We find this omission bold and slightly baffling -- like Superman without a cape. To our knowledge, it's the first Western-flavoured video game in history to feature hat-free box art. It would seem Rockstar is drawing a line in the sand. A line without hats.