Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer

After a few days of teasing, Rockstar Games finally put out the trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, the sequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption.

While there’s not much here, story-wise, it looks as though Rockstar has taken what they’ve learned from putting Grand Theft Auto V on current consoles to get Red Dead Redemption 2 on them. Even looking at the art direction from some of the imagery in the trailer, you can tell that they’re taking their sweet time on this.

What little we hear from our possible protagonist (“Listen to me. When the time comes…you gotta run and don’t look back.┬áThis is over.”) doesn’t give us any clear indication as to who, exactly, we’ll be playing as, but some early rumors are swirling that the voice sounds like Dutch, John Marston’s father. This is interesting because this is the first time the Red Dead series has stayed within the same bloodline and also because tilting anything that’s a prequel like a sequel is an odd decision, to say the least.

Earlier, I mentioned Grand Theft Auto V. Now, pre-GTAV, I wouldn’t have thought about what a Rockstar game would be aside form the story. But in a world where GTA Online has made them a lot (see: a lot) of money to the point where Red Dead Redemption 2 is their first game in four years, I can’t help but wonder whether or not they’re going to lean more towards supporting the online segment of this game more than or instead of the single player. As over the past couple of years, GTA Online‘s success has had people worried that there will be no single player DLC stories like Grand Theft Auto IV‘s Ballad of Gay Tony and The Lost and The Damned. Personally, I think it’d be a shame if we didn’t get more story from them in Red Dead world after this game, but it’s one of those things where you can understand why they wouldn’t.

We’ll just have to wait until fall 2017…or whenever the next trailer drops to find out more. Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to release Fall 2017 for Xbox One and PC.

 

 

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