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Red Dead Redemption Crammed With Colorful Characters

by Jeff Cork on Feb 26, 2010 at 02:43 AM

As you can see, Rockstar San Diego has been hard at work making sure nearly every stock Western character is represented in its upcoming sandbox game Red Dead Redemption. Everybody from the shifty federal agent to the snake-oil salesman is here, but fortunately there appear to be a few nice tweaks. While the loudmouth deputy isn't necessarily a different take on what we've seen before, Nastas could prove to be an interesting character if he's truly conflicted about his place in the world. And we can't wait to see what kind of "unfortunate habits" Zhou is burdened with. A love of opium would be the obvious and gratingly stereotypical one; let's hope Rockstar gets a bit more creative. They've certainly subverted expectations in the past, so we won't be surprised if the developer isn't satisfied with sticking with the safest character paths.

Also, here's a quick look at some of the weapons players will be able to use in the game.