Red Dead Redemption

Has Red Dead Redemption 2 been leaked for the Nintendo Switch?

Published: 3/Apr/2019 19:50 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 8:31

by Paul Cot

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Since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, it has been rumored that it would be eventually released on the Nintendo Switch. Leaked information may have confirmed that this might be a reality very soon.

Nintendo Switch leak

While not being confirmed, many within the gaming community are expecting a Read Dead Redemption 2 Nintendo Switch announcement at some point in the near future.

Target, one of the largest retailers in the United States, appear to have inadvertently listed RDR2 specifically for the Switch. This, of course, only heightens the expectation of an eventual Switch release.

The listing, which was unsurprisingly removed shortly after, showed Red Dead Redemption with the PS4, Xbox One and most notably the Nintendo Switch logo above it.

While subtle, the gaming community were quick to pick up on it. It’s certainly possible this was simply an oversight and that Target don’t have any inside information. Nevertheless, it could also be evidence that the game is indeed being ported to the Switch.

RDR2 patch – graphical downgrade

Speculation surrounding a Red Dead Redemption 2 Switch release has also intensified because of a recent patch. Specifically, update 1.06 has downgraded the RDR2 graphics.

Fans have speculated that this could be testing for a Switch release which doesn’t have the hardware power of the PS4 or Xbox One.

It will be interesting to see if this graphics reduction is rolled back, as there didn’t appear to be any performance issues which warranted the downgrade.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar’s latest game…

So, will Red Dead 2 release on the Switch?

There’s every chance that the Target listing was a simple mistake. It makes sense they would remove it quickly knowing that this news would quickly circulate once it was made known to the public.

Furthermore, settings are always being altered to maximize performance in games. The 1.06 patch could have been no exception.

However, with strong rumors circulating ever since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, along with these indications that the game is coming, it seems more likely than not it will be released on the Nintendo Switch eventually.

Cosplay

Red Ded Redemption cosplayers become real-life Arthur & Sadie Adler

Published: 9/Sep/2020 13:13

by Jacob Hale

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Two incredible gaming cosplayers came together to create their own versions of Red Dead Redemption’s Arthur and Sadie Adler — and the photos look like they’re straight out of the game.

The first Red Dead Redemption game came out in 2010 and immediately earned mass appeal, with the 2018 prequel keeping the franchise alive and fans flocking to the servers of the Western adventure game.

As with every popular game, film or TV show, though, fans have all different ways of honoring their favorites, and cosplayers are no exception.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Arthur and Sadie
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Arthur and Sadie are a favorite of Red Dead fans.

We’ve seen some incredible cosplays in our time, but this one is really something special, with ‘maul_cosplay‘ creating his flawless take on protagonist Arthur Morgan.

That’s not all, though, as he also recruited female cosplayer ‘msskunk’ as Sadie, bringing the fan-favorite couple to life.

“RDR2 is my absolute favorite game and I think Arthur and Sadie should spend more time together,” maul said in his Instagram post. “That’s what the photos are about. Arthur and Sadie enjoying life and spending some quality time together.”

Arthur and Sadie’s relationship was an important one in Red Dead Redemption, and it would have been interesting to see their story developed further, and fans are definitely interested in seeing what occurs between the two — and the cosplay really showcases that. Not to mention, the outfits and setting are literally spot-on, and it’s almost impossible to find any difference between this and the characters themselves.

 

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Both the photos and the cosplays themselves came out looking incredible, as if the characters were lifted right out of the game. Heck, you wouldn’t be laughed at for mistaking this for game art rather than just a photo of two cosplayers paying homage.

This isn’t the first of maul’s cosplays to make waves, with some brilliant looks taken from the likes of Assassin’s Creed and Borderlands 3’s Zane.

If you’re looking for great gaming cosplays, maul and msskunk might be one of the best places to look, since their attention to detail is sublime.