Rockstar Games has released the third official cinematic
trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, delivering story-driven action with plenty
of awe-inspiring visual moments.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set in America, 1899, where the end
of the Wild West era is approaching as lawmen have begun to hunt down the last remaining
outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.
After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of
Blackwater, showcased in the new trailer, our protagonist Arthur Morgan and the
Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty
hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and
fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive.
The trailer also depicts a younger John Marston, fresh from
receiving his trademark scars, and clearly in trouble from what looks to be a
rival gang. Marston’s appearance in Red Dead Redemption 2 was always extremely
likely given his connection to the Van der Linde gang – and now it’s confirmed
that he’ll be showing up, and likely in a big way too.
In Red Dead Redemption, Marston was pressured into tracking down members of the gang he was once part of, but in Red Dead Redemption 2 – which is set before the events of the original game, you’ll be playing as Dutch Van der Linde’s right-hand man, Arthur Morgan.
As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, however, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him. Other characters spotted in the trailer returning from Red
Dead Redemption include Uncle and Edgar Ross.
Expect more news on Red Dead Redemption 2 soon as IGN, GamePro
Germany, JeuxActu France have all confirmed previews to debut tomorrow. This “exclusive
first-look coverage” will be live at 7am Pacific (10am Eastern, 3pm BST). We’ll
be sure to bring you the highlights from these previews, which will likely feature
fresh details on the game with hands-on impressions.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is developed from the creators of Grand
Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption and tells the epic tale of life in America
at the dawn of the modern age. It’s slated to release on Xbox One and
PlayStation 4 consoles on October 26th, 2018.