Rockstar shows where the wild things in Red Dead Redemption are

Fable III may be in the process of getting it, but Red Dead Redemption‘s already got it. Wildlife, that is. And lots of it.

Going by Rockstar’s latest update on the open-world Old Westerner, come next week, players can expect to be thrown into a gameworld that’s “populated by a complex ecosystem of over thirty different species of animal”; that’s everything from chickens, bats and armadillos to grizzlies, snakes and cougars.

As seen from the fresh batch of screenshots below, hero John Marston can go on the hunt — for sport or profit — or find himself on the other side of the fence.

The game’s out next Tuesday, May 18th, in North America and Friday, the 21st, in Europe.