When Red Dead Revolver was announced, there was something approaching collective realisation across the games industry. Aside from the odd level in games such as TimeSplitters, no cowboy games, complete with that 'gritty Western realism' we all know and love, had been properly brought to market.
Then something rather strange happened. Capcom canned the game outright, bringing misery to the considerable number of pre-release fans RDR had already gathered. However, in the style of the great white shark, Rockstar Games smelled the buckets of blood leaking from the binned code, and snapped it up, relaunching development of the game for both PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
Rockstar has stated that the basic game premise has remained unchanged, though the actual gameplay is believed to have undergone a massive overhaul, with insiders and various parties privy to the most recent build showing genuine excitement on the run up to its release.
For now, you'll have to make do with ogling these screens from the latest build of Red Dead Revolver, though E3 should be something to look forward to, with the game expected to make a major showing at the Los Angeles show this May.
At this moment, the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions are slated for release at the end of April this year, though we have been advised that this date may well slip. We'll keep you updated.