The very first trailer for Red Dead 2 was a gorgeous showcase of the open world that failed to provide us with a decent idea of how the game will play. Rockstar is probably just teasing us, with plenty more of the western adventure to be shown over the coming 12 months. Judging by the trailer, the acts of horseriding, bandit shooting and desert exploring are back and better than ever, albeit in a familar form.
Red Dead Redemption 2 may offer up a total of seven playable heroes, and John Marston could well be one of them. The reveal artwork and debut trailer show seven men, who are clearly involved with the core narrative or online components. Either way, it’d be fantastic to have so many characters with their own unique traits and skills at our disposal. We’ll be sure to share more gameplay details here as they come to light.
Update: Watch the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer right here.
“Today we are proud to present the all-new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van Der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive. Coming Spring 2018 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.”
Players of the first game will remember running down the Van Der Linde gang, so this confirms Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel. As well as some seriously pretty environments, we got a glimpse of a train robbery – possibly similar in gameplay to GTA Heists? And a takedown with a bow and arrow, a weapon that didn’t properly feature in Red Dead Redemption but was in Red Dead Revolver back in the day.
If you’re really pumped for Red Dead Redemption 2 you can pre-order the game from the Rockstar Warehouse right now on either PS4 or Xbox One.
“Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland,” reads the sales blurb. “The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.”