Rockstar Drops Official Trailer For 'Red Dead Redemption 2'
There is a lot riding on Rockstar's upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 video game. Not only was the first one was incredible, fans have been getting twitchy because this second instalment has been delayed again and again.
While it might not be released until October, we've been given another look at what we can expect from the game.
While there's not exactly much gameplay in there, there's no denying it's a pretty epic trailer.
First off, holy hell, the graphics on this game look simply love-leh. Sure, you'll say 'well duh, it's 2018, video game graphics should be mind blowing', but all the intricacies really are breathtaking.
It also looks like you'll be able to experience more diversity with Red Dead Redemption 2 as you'll be thrown into snow, desert, forest, swamp and city as the protagonist, Arthur Morgan, works with the Dutch van der Linde gang.
It seems as though Arthur gets roped into the criminal gang so that his grieving widow of a mother can stay financially secure.
We still don't know all that much about what exactly the missions will be like but it clearly involves train heists, burning buildings and shooting the shit out of everyone to become the fastest gun in the West.
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Whether you carry out all the missions for the Dutch van der Linde gang or do a few side pieces to double cross them is anyone's guess.
Fans found out this week that the game is likely to be set 'around the turn of the century', which would be roughly a decade before the scenes that played out in Red Dead Redemption. That was thanks to an art book associated with the game launch this October being leaked on Amazon.
"By 1899 the West has nearly been tamed," the trailer explains, confirming the rumours, adding: "The age of gunslingers and outlaws had almost passed into myth."
Interestingly, while the game will focus on Arthur Morgan, ComicBook.com says we might get to see John Marston, the protagonist from the first came.
He joined the Dutch van der Linde gang when he was a teenager, and in Red Dead 1 he was all grown up and was forced by the government to track down former members. So we could be getting a fresh faced Marston in this second installment.
Rockstar Games released a statement on February confirming the 26 October release date, adding: "We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish.
"We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it.
"In the meantime, please check out these screenshots from the game. We look forward to sharing a lot more information with you in the coming weeks."
It's been eight long years since we were able to roam cowboy America - here's hoping the wait has been worth it.
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