Red Dead Revolver released for PS4, then taken down

Red Dead Revolver appeared without any warning on Australia’s PlayStation Store this morning in what looked like a stealth release of the PlayStation 2 classic by Rockstar Games. However, shortly after going up, the listing was taken down.

The short-lived listing revealed that the game was a 2.2GB download, and included (per usual with the release of PS2 games on the PS4) full 1080p up-rendering and enhanced features such as Trophies, Shareplay, Remote Play, Activity Feeds, and Second Screen support for game manuals with PS Vita or PS App. Further, it is priced at $22.95 in Australia, meaning it should come to the states in at $14.99 USD. And I say should, because clearly this release is inevitable, with the Australian PlayStation Store letting the cat slip the bag a bit too early.

Here’s the description for Red Dead Revolver provided by the listing:

“Vast, rugged, and lawless. As a young man, you were helpless to prevent the slaughter of your family at the hands of bandits. Many years later, you live as a bounty hunter bringing criminals to justice, while struggling to unravel the mystery of your past. You must find those who murdered your family. Then, you will take your revenge.

A blazing arcade-style third person game fueled by precision gunplay, Red Dead Revolver is a classic tale of vengeance on the untamed frontier.”

But for now, the listing doesn’t exist, and neither Sony or Rockstar have provided a comment.

My Opinion:

I hope this isn’t Sony’s answer to Xbox One getting Red Dead Redemption via backwards compatibility. For the sake of PlayStation comment sections, I really hope that isn’t the case.

Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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