Rockstar’s latest Red Dead is an homage to Seven Samurai
Rockstar are at it again. Only a day after first posting a red coloured logo onto Twitter, their Newswire and Facebook, a second tweet has been posted.
This one more or less confirms that a Red Dead announcement is imminent.
What’s interesting is the seven characters walking into the sunset. This could very well be a reference to The Magnificent Seven. The original film was released in 1960 and was a remake of the Japanese film Seven Samurai.
In 2004, an Anime series remaking the film was released called Samurai 7. One of the promo images for the anime is below.
The two images bear more than a passing resemblance, so it seems highly likely that whatever this new title is called, it will pay homage to The Magnificent Seven and Seven Samurai.
We’ll be sure to bring you more as we have it.
UPDATE: Rockstar has tweeted again, revealing the image is that of Red Dead Redemption 2. With the additional detail, the image looks even more like the one from the anime.