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Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Shows Off Story, Characters, Gameplay, and Setting

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Shows Off Story, Characters, Gameplay, and Setting
  • Red Dead Redemption 2's story hints at survival gameplay
  • The game is set in 1889 America
  • It's out on October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One

Rockstar Games finally revealed Red Dead Redemption 2: Official Trailer #3. And it focusses squarely on the game's story, characters, and setting. Set in 1889 America it's the end of the Wild West. Lawmen are tasked with hunting down outlaw gangs and those that don't surrender are killed. Red Dead Redemption 2's story has a bank robbery going wrong in the town of Blackwater with protagonist Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang forced to run. Red Dead Redemption hero John Marston makes an appearance as well as Dutch, the leader of the Van der Linde gang.

It's amidst this backdrop with federal agents and bounty hunters on their heels that the game takes place. Rockstar claims the gang has to "rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him." You can check out the trailer for yourself below.


All of this makes Red Dead Redemption 2 seem familiar to movies like Young Guns with a hint that its gameplay may be the deepest that Rockstar has ever attempted yet. We could see crafting and other survival elements play a larger role in this title than we've seen in past Rockstar Games as well as moral choices. That said, we won't know until the game hits. Red Dead Redemption 2 release date is October 26 for the PS4 and Xbox One.

Previously, it was suggested that the entire game may be completely playable in first-person and that there would be a battle royale mode too.

"It remains unknown whether battle royale will operate in similar fashion to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or Fortnite, but we wouldn't be surprised if Rockstar hopes to capitalise on the popularity of those two titles,"writes Trusted Reviews' Jordan King.

Furthermore, the post sheds light on Red Dead Redemption 2's other modes such as Revive and Survive, and Money Grab.

"Revive and Survive pits two teams against each other as they try and stay alive. You’ll have a limited amount of time to revive your teammates before they are eliminated. Finally, Money Grab features two teams fighting to procure bags of money in a central location. You’re expected to collect and return them to your base as quickly as possible," the report continues.

What's more is, you could play Red Dead Redemption 2 in first-person. This may extend to its single-player campaign in addition to multiplayer as well. Familiar gameplay elements like Eagle Eye make a return with some tweaks to allow for tracking of bounties and detecting nearby animals. The game may also feature what's known as Random Events. These are akin to GTA V's Strangers and Freaks. It could have "bounty hunting quests, treasure hunts and adventures with a mysterious stranger."

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