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Red Dead Redemption 2 - What We Know
After lots of rumors, disappointment, and feeling like it was never going to happen, it looks like it's finally coming, Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel to the 2010 game, is actually going to be a thing and it's exciting that we'll finally have some information on this eagerly anticipated sequel. Rockstar released a small teaser trailer on their twitter but we've got more information seeing as the second trailer was recently released, and it's got gamers buzzing with excitement!
You'll play as the protagonist Arthur Morgan who is actually a member of dutch's gang. It was speculated that we'd get to play as a younger John Marston as we did in the previous game but it looks like Marston is no where to be found in this prequel based on the information we have now. Will he show up later in the other trailers or as a special Easter egg in the game? Probably not, but we can all hope.
It looks like on top of having a good story this game is going to be beautiful as well as we see the trailer shows the characters and their surroundings to be beautifully rendered. Here are some screens shots from the trailers below:
It was looking like this game wasn't going to become a thing after hearing rumors for years of there possibly being a sequel to the beloved first game (which is actually the sequel to Red Dead Revolver, but whatever.) and then not hearing any official information on it for so long when they finally released that there actually would be a sequel made we could hardly contain our excitement, but we were let down once again after the game was delayed. It was set to release later in 2017 and has been pushed back to a Spring 2018 release, let's hope this one sticks!
It seems like you won't be working for the law in this game but instead you'll be working as a member of Dutch's gang, who is a character we'll remember, not too fondly, from the previous game. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out and if we will see and of the other characters from the previous game show up and how the story in Red Dead Redemption 2 will play into the story of the game we've already played, there'd have to be some overlap somewhere, right? Personally I'm hoping there will be because it would make sense, unless the story takes place in a different area than the previous story, which there have also been rumors about but nothing really concrete yet.
From what we've seen of the trailers so far it looks like we'll obviously have our main story to tackle as well as many side missions to complete and we'll still be able to Lasso people who have wronged us and tie them up. It also seems that we will still be able to tame horses. I really hope this is a feature they're going to keep in the new game because there's something pretty awesome about picking a horse out in the wild and taming it so it can tote you around on your many adventures. It also seems we'll be able to meander around and get into our own trouble as well and we'll still be able to hunt wild animals and I assume skin them too, we've gotta earn extra cash somewhere right? If skinning animals isn't your thing it looks like we may be able to rob trains and hold up banks so that's a new feature seeing as in the last game we were kind of on the side of the law (even if it was forced) and in this one we're more of an outlaw so it will be exciting to see what fun game in game features this will allow.
The game will of course be available on PS4 and Xbox One but it looks like it won't be coming to PC, or at least they haven't released that it will be and have dodged many questions about the subject saying that any updates about their titles will come from their labels. The original game was never released on PC but it's going to be 2018 we could throw some love over to our PC playing friends right? Plus I'm sure the game would look beautiful on PC, since PC games almost always look better than their console counterparts. Rockstar has released several of their other titles for PC so maybe we'll see this new title follow suit, only time will tell.
All in all this looks like it's going to be a game worth looking forward to and even if it's a new game it will be almost nostalgic to get to play around in the Red Dead world once again, It also looks like so far it's going to be the highlight of the game releases for the coming spring 2018 season, keeps your eyes peeled for more information on this exciting title and check back here for updated information as it comes in.