As if the countless trailers before haven’t done enough to get us all incredibly excited about the Western world Rockstar has created with Red Dead Redemption, they’ve just released this launch trailer that trumps them all.

The press release that accompanied this trailer makes special note of the music, to show that like everything else- they’re not messing around.
The music in our official launch trailer – as with all of the trailers for Red Dead Redemption – comes from the game’s official score and soundtrack as composed by critically acclaimed recording artists Bill Elm and Woody Jackson. Red Dead Redemption’s lush and emotive dynamic score captures the haunting sound of the dying American West and Mexico at the turn of the century. 

Filled with sweeping strings, martial timpani, and piercing horns, this music was performed on authentic instruments of the period, and evolves as you pass through each of the game’s three huge territories.  Produced by David Holmes, the soundtrack album also features exclusive tracks from contemporary artists Jamie Lidell, Jose Gonzalez, Ashtar Command and William Elliot Whitmore.

Tuesday, folks. I look forward to shooting you all down in a Mexican standoff.