We may only be weeks away from E3, the gaming equivalent of Christmas, but once again Rockstar has opted to do its own thing. In the second proper trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, fans finally get some hints at what to expect from this story and gameplay wise.
Put in control of a member of the notorious van der Linde gang , Arthur Morgan, players will be rolling with the same hardened criminals that the first game’s protagonist John Marston went up against in Red Dead Redemption. This time around, however, it appears as though players will be playing less of a morally ambiguous protagonist and more of a straight-up criminal.
With past trailers showing Morgan robbing trains, mercilessly beating on perps, and extorting elderly people, this new trailer picks up exactly where we last left off.
This trailer finally reveals the exact time that Red Dead Redemption 2 takes place in. Our story is set in 1899, 12 years prior to the events of the original game. This time around Dutch and the Van Linder gang find their gunslinger, outlaw lifestyle coming under fire as the authorities attempt to tame the Wild West as the industrial era begins to usher in.
We see our protagonist Morgan, robbing trains and a bank, attempting to lasso wild horses and looking conflicted as fellow gang member ( and Red Dead Redemption protagonist) John Marston has a knife held to his throat. The trailer also hints at more interaction with townfolks, giving fans a glimpse at some kind of cabaret show as well as a doctor performing surgery. Whether this will be places you can take Morgan or just cutscenes remains to be seen.
We’ll have more information on Red Dead Redemption 2 coming shortly, along with a trailer breakdown and a handy story catch up for players.
Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on the 26th of October.