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Rockstar Announces Release Date For Red Dead Redemption II's Original Score

There's no question that Red Dead Redemption 2's original score was one of the best thematic scores in years, bearing music similar to that one would hear in the westerns of yore. Now, Red Dead Redemption 2 developer Rockstar Games is releasing the original score for the game come early August.

Over a week ago, Rockstar had officially released the original soundtrack for their western epic, which includes memorable songs like "Cruel World," "That's The Way It Is," and "May I? Stand Unshaken." Unfortunately, it didn't include the unforgettable House Building Song, but the soundtrack was otherwise very original and highly catchy.

It's the score's time to shine now, with a collective release all its own. Rockstar sent out a tweet, seen below, that provides a taste of what prospective buyers will be listening to when they purchase the score.

Called The Music of Red Dead Redemption II, the score sports many of the sounds players are accustomed, including occasional guitar riffs of emphasis, wind instruments used in ways reminiscent to classic western films, frantic violins, and much more. The teaser above just scratches the surface of Red Dead Redemption 2's sophisticated soundtrack.

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Another thing to point out is the image in the teaser, and that is the face and revolvers of Micah Bell. As one of the most despicable video game characters in years, some may find it hard to merely look at the score's image if this close-up of Micah appears on the soundtrack. However, it is worth remembering that he got his comeuppance in the end.

With regards to the game itself, Red Dead Redemption 2 was released to largely universal acclaim. Many had issues with it, including the fact that the game took the phrase "taking its time" to new heights in gaming. Yet, many found the game immersive, regardless.

Many fans will very likely find this news exciting. As one of the most significant and compelling components of the game, listening to this during an intense workout can really provide inspiration, and a drive to work can suddenly feel like a desperate car chase.

Red Dead Redemption 2 fans can look forward to picking up this soundtrack August 9th.

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