Posted by Evolve on Apr 30, 2018 | In: General News
Red Dead Redemption 2 has been in a state of teases and push-backs for quite some time now. First announced back in October of 2016, alongside a pretty looking reveal trailer, the game was slated for a late 2017 release, but has since been delayed twice, landing on a firm release date of October 26th later this year. Fittingly enough, this is about 2 years after the first announcement/reveal trailer. In any case, our next slice of the game that we'll get to see is coming soon, and by soon, I mean later this week soon. Publisher Rockstar Games announced today that we can expect a new trailer for the game on May 2nd, this Wednesday, on both their website and their official YouTube channel.
No details about the trailer were given outside of this, though looking back at the other two trailers, it might be easy to guess where it's going. The first trailer set up the setting and environments of Red Dead 2, while the second trailer centered around the characters we'd be following, as well as the one we'll be playing as. Going off of this, it's safe to assume the new trailer will focus on the gameplay or story side of things more. With the timing of this trailer dropping a month before E3, fans are wondering if anything will be shown during that time too.
So far, though, there are enough details about Red Dead Redemption 2 to keep us guessing. The game is a prequel, set before the events of the first Red Dead Redemption, and follows the story of the gang John Marston, the protagonist of RDR1, was a part of The Van der Linde Gang. Rather than playing as Marston this time around though, the main character of Red Dead Redemption 2 is another member of the gang known as Arthur Morgan, so Marston's role in the story, if any, is unknown at this time. The Van der Linde Gang served as an important part of the backstory to the original game; a ruthless band of outlaws that would rob, fight, and steal, and a part of John Marston's history that he was putting behind him.
There's been slight controversy surrounding one gameplay aspect of Red Dead Redemption 2: The online multiplayer. Many fans have voiced the opinion that the game needed no such service, but despite this, it will indeed have one. What this online multiplayer will be like remains to be seen, as Rockstar hasn't said anything else about it since that reveal, so keep an eye out in this upcoming trailer for anything to do with that. The actual game itself will be a similar style of gameplay to Red Dead Redemption, but newer and better!
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be releasing at long last on October 26th, 2018 for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There have been heavy requests for Rockstar to put out a simultaneous PC release, but so far, there hasn't been any confirmation that this will be the case. You can catch the new trailer for the game on May 2nd when it's unveiled at 8 am PT/11am ET. Expect some new information on the game to shortly follow! You can view the most recent trailer for the game down below.
As promised a couple of days ago, Rockstar Games has officially put out the third trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. It does raise the question of whether it will be the final trailer or not since we still have some time until the game's release late this year. With that said though, the trailer focuses entirely on the story and characters of the game, backed by some gorgeous looking cutscenes and in-engine gameplay of action-packed sequences that players can expect.
In the description for the trailer, Rockstar Games gave a more thorough synopsis of the plot, as well as what the trailer shows: "America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen 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, 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. 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."
From all this, the game's time setting has now been confirmed as 1899, in contrast to the original Red Dead Redemption which takes place in 1911, after the age of the wild west had truly ended. Eagle-eyed viewers will be excited to notice a certain character at around 1 minute and 40 seconds into the trailer: John Marston himself, or at least, what appears to be John Marston, judging by the wounds on his face that would be the scars in the original game. If so, this would make this the first time we've actually seen Marston, at least up close, in all of the footage shown of Red Dead 2 so far. The whole theme of the trailer focuses on the end of the wild west and the relationship between Arthur, Dutch, and various other characters. Curiously though, there was no footage of the multiplayer component that Rockstar mentioned would be in the game, so that entire aspect still remains a mystery. We may see it at E3 or in a future trailer, but it's hard to say yet.
Pre-orders are open for Red Dead Redemption 2, which is set to release on October 26th later this year after two big delays that hit the much-anticipated game previously. The developer has been quick to note that they don't expect any more delays for the game, so fans can rest easy and try to endure the wait until October. Much to the ire of many, no PC version of Red Dead 2 has been confirmed or even spoken about yet. Right now, though, the game is going to be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can check out the new trailer below, which is a good two minutes long and expands on the story in some cool ways. Keep watch for further news on Red Dead Redemption 2 as the year progresses.