Red Dead Redemption game box needs more hat

Rockstar Games unveils hatless cover art for Red Dead Redemption
  • (GamePro Australia)
  • — 23 March, 2010 17:02
You can leave your hat on. Unless you're John Marston.

You can leave your hat on. Unless you're John Marston.

Rockstar Games has released the cover art for its upcoming Western adventure game Red Dead Redemption. The cover art features reformed outlaw 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. To our knowledge, it's the first Western-themed 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.

To put this into perspective, it would be like seeing Mario on the front cover of Super Mario Galaxy II sans his infamous dirty moustache. Or a Final Fantasy game without a sexually ambiguous protagonist preening on the cover. Or an Evony ad without a gaggle of gigantic ballon-boobs slapping you in the face. [Stop this now -- Ed.]

It also begs the question: just what happened to John Marston's hat? Perhaps he has some yet-to-be-divulged hat projectile attacks, like Kung Lao from Mortal Kombat II? Or maybe a mischievous street urchin nicked off with it, which would explain his scowl and upraised boomstick. In any event, we can assure you that Marston dons a hat in-game. Phew.

Red Dead Redemption will be releasing for Xbox 360 and PS3 in May, 2010.

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Chris Jager

GamePro Australia

Comments

alex c

1

i think ul find every single final fantasy has no character on the front, bar the new one, theve al just had the final logo, check it out...

they felt the xbox version would benefit from the hot girl on the front, to tempt them over other games, the psone and ps2 ones only have LOGO nothing more. there classy logos as well.

he doesnt have the hat - maybe because someone shot it off....ive herd you can do this if you go for a head shot and miss, it takes the hat off... how cool.

glad there keeping the old boxart for the limited editions.

preferred it way more. interestingly, his hat is on,. in the old one.

Jip

2

What the hell is the idiot above talking about? Being able to shoot hats off of people in a video game is no new idea. Its been done hundreds of times before. In this generation of games its something you expect to happen anyway. It would be more suprising if you couldn't shoot hats off

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