Red Dead Redemption Delayed To May

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Rockstar's Western follow-up Red Dead Redemption, originally slated for release in late April in North America, has been pushed back to mid-May.

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The delay, which was revealed today as Take-Two Interactive announced their quarterly financials, has the North American release of Red Dead Redemption set to May 18th. The new date puts the North American version in line with the European release, which remains unchanged at May 21st.

During the Take-Two conference call, the company's president and CEO Ben Feder explained the reasoning behind the shift.

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"We shifted the launch of the game by several weeks into the third quarter. We believe this is the optimal time frame to release what is being hailed as the next generation of sandbox games."

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Within two weeks the following games will release: 3D Dot Game Heroes (5/11), Alan Wake (5/16), Red Dead Redemption (5/18), Super Mario Galaxy 2 (5/23), Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker (5/25). RD:D went from being a must-buy in April to an "I'll wait 'til it's an Amazon Deal of the Day" in May.