Back in October last year, the world got the first look at the next Red Dead Redemption game. The first trailer wasn’t much, but it did show off the new engine’s graphic capabilities and needless to say, the wild west hasn’t looked any better than it does now. The game is currently scheduled for a Spring 2018 release which is slowly but surely approaching, and we’ve finally got some more teasers.
Rockstar Games has officially revealed the second trailer which shows off the basic plot of the game. Red Dead Redemption 2 tells the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob their way through America.
If you’ve played through the first Red Dead Redemption, you’ll instantly recognize that gang name. Dutch Van Der Linde’s gang was the group that John Marston – protagonist of the first game – initially ran with until an incident where he was left for dead. This means that Red Dead Redemption 2 is probably going to be a prequel of sorts, and maybe we’ll even see a younger John Marston!
The narrative is going to take an interesting turn as well. John Marston was an anti-hero in the sense that he wasn’t particularly good, but he did make a conscious effort to move away from his bandit lifestyle into regular family life. Now that we’re playing as a straight up criminal in the sequel, especially as a part of the ruthless Van der Linde gang, we’ll see things a lot differently. Perhaps we’ll get to see with our own eyes the pivotal moment that turns Marston away from the gang, which should be really interesting.
The new trailer shows some interesting gameplay mechanics as well. Expect to wrangle horses, explore swamps ridden with crocodiles, and even hunt for game to keep yourself full. Unfortunately that’s about it, and we didn’t see any actual in-game gameplay. We’ll probably see another trailer as we get closer to the new year, so hang tight! Red Dead Redemption 2 is still on track for a Spring 2018 release.