Rockstar have us spinning our imaginary six-shooters once more immediately with the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption II. At an all-too swift minute and a half in size, it reveals treasured little. But there’s sufficient in there in your favorite, eagle-eyed PCGN correspondents to glean a number of issues concerning the recreation. Seven issues, actually, which you’ll find handily defined within the factors under.
Need to know extra? Here’s everything we know about Red Dead Redemption 2.
You play Arthur Morgan, a really nasty man
Red Dead Redemption II’s main character is Arthur Morgan, and what a ghastly ol’ chappie he’s. The trailer opens with him demanding cash from a person whose destiny we wouldn’t wish to guess, and the voiceover emphasises that he’s a needed man. He is a part of the infamous Van der Linde gang, in order that’s no actual shock.
It additionally seems that Morgan is among the gang’s most senior members; he appears to push different characters round and name the photographs.
Dutch is again
The Van der Linde gang is again, which naturally means its chief returns, too. The vicious Dutch, full with Daniel Day-Lewis facial hair, makes an look on the finish of the trailer, and he clearly instructions respect even from imply Mr. Morgan.
If we’re seeing the return of the ‘old gang’, presumably there can even be appearances from Bill Williamson and Javier Escuella, too. Not solely them, but additionally the important thing gamers from the unique recreation: John and Abigail Marston.
There might be robberies
The YouTube description for the trailer states that the gang will “rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America,” whereas the video itself reveals the gang breaking into vaults and probably trying to rob a prepare.
This makes a variety of sense. Not solely are robberies a key element of traditional Western cinema, however Rockstar had been showered with reward for Grand Theft Auto V’s heists. If something, the planning and execution of gold thefts is much more of an ideal match for Red Dead Redemption than they’re for GTA.
It might be set in 1906
The trailer does nothing to explicitly state when Red Dead Redemption II is about, however the first recreation’s lore makes us assume the occasions may happen in 1906. In that 12 months, the Van der Linde gang botched a theft; Dutch shot a lady named Heidi McCourt, and the gang had been attacked by authorities brokers. They retreated from the shootout, leaving the primary recreation’s protagonist, John Marston, for lifeless.
It has been suspected that Red Dead Redemption II can be a prequel for a while, and the presence of Dutch within the trailer confirms it’s set earlier than the occasions of the primary recreation. With the quite a few heist-like actions proven, it appears a great guess that this key a part of the RDR lore will be the focus for this chapter of the story.
It could also be set in three totally different states
During the trailer, Morgan feedback that “law men in three different states are after us.” This might be mere flavour dialogue, however the footage clearly reveals a wide range of totally different environments that might, theoretically, signify quite a few totally different states. Furthermore, Morgan additionally says that the regulation males “chased us from the west, over the mountains.” If this dialogue is from late within the recreation, we may participate on this long-form chase. It would clarify the change from snowy mountainous areas to alligator-infested swamplands. This additionally properly matches the twin America/Mexico setting of the primary Red Dead Redemption.
If Rockstar are sticking with a single locale as they historically do for Grand Theft Auto, then our guess is both Montana or Wyoming; they’re each inland western states with a mountain area, which matches the journey the gang are apparently endeavor.
Hunting is again…
We by no means doubted that looking can be part of Red Dead Redemption II; it’s such a key element of the unique. But the trailer actually confirms that will probably be again, with some attention-grabbing wildlife besides. As beforehand talked about, the swamp areas look like stuffed with scaly beasts (good for a brand new set of shoes), and Morgan could be seen readying a bow and arrow for a silent hunt.
… and horse breaking, too
This is one other characteristic that was virtually confirmed by the mere existence of the sport, nevertheless it appears to be like like horse breaking will return, if the trailer is to be believed. Morgan could be seen lassoing a horse, so count on a mini-game for taming wild mustangs. Yeehaw!
That’s every part we noticed within the trailer, however did your eagle eyes discover any additional particulars? Let us know within the feedback.