Red Dead Redemption 2 might be one of the most anticipated games in recent memory, and the official gameplay trailer for the Rockstar behemoth looks like it just might deliver on all the hype.
The sequel to the 2010 smash hit keeps with its western theme but introduces a bevy of fun features and additions to the in-depth storytelling that made the original such a huge hit. In Red Dead Redemption 2, you play as Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang getting chased by the law around the wild west. How you make Morgan interact with the other members of the Van der Linde gang determines how the narrative evolves. The gang’s camp also changes over time, and even seems to change locations as the story evolves.
Rockstar released a trailer featuring only in-game action on a Playstation 4 Pro, and it looks nothing short of beautiful. The digital Wild West truly has never looked better, with lush forests, tough mountain trails and everything from small outposts to evolving cities. And yes, there are plenty of horses.
The trailer has a voiceover that sets the scene for the highly-anticipated sequel.
“In the late 1800s, America was evolving, on its way to becoming the most powerful country in the world. New immigrants arrived, thriving outposts became towns, and civilization was spreading into the huge, wild, and lawless frontier. With Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games aims to create a living world that’s not simply open, but deeper, more interactive and detailed than ever, combining action, storytelling, and gameplay in new ways as you live, ride, and fight to survive as an outlaw in a notorious gang.”
October 26 can’t come soon enough.