In anticipation of the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games will release a gameplay trailer on August 9th (aka tomorrow). Its open-world Western-themed action-adventure game has a release date of October 26, 2018, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The first Red Dead Redemption was released on May 18, 2010, and was a unique entry into the third-person gaming environment as its original setting was based in the early 1900s, (1911 to be exact) American frontier. In the game, players follow John Marston, a former outlaw forced into working for the government. (They held his wife and son hostage for “ransom” so he’d work for them as a hired gun.)
Gameplay is in a third-person perspective in an environment that gamers are free to explore with no linear questing restrictions. RDR2, players will play as Arthur Morgan who is part of the Vander Linde gang. Gaming interactions with NPC’s are affected in how you approach them, your actions, or even down to what you’re wearing. The game should provide unique gameplay for everyone.
Another exciting aspect of the upcoming game is the relationship your character has with his horse. Down to even how well you’ve bonded with your horse will determine some of your gameplay. The horse will react accordingly whether it trusts you or not. This bond will even determine how well it will hear you when you whistle for it. Despite RDR2 taking place 12 years before the first game, Rockstar claims it’s not a prequel to the John Marston story. This game will have its own unique story that compliments the first game.