Red Dead Redemption 2 introduces a new protagonist. No longer will you be shooting up the wild west as John Marston. Now players take on the role of Arthur Morgan, who conveniently will also be shooting up the wild west.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is set before the events of the original. You play as a member of the Van der Linde gang. The same gang players were tasked to hunt down in the first game.
Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption broke ground when it launched in May 2010. It is still lauded as having one of the best open world moments in video games. Rockstar is quite clearly making the most of the game’s acclaim, teasing out each trailer over a few days to build the buzz.
Arthur Morgan’s story sounds like it could even be darker than the first. Rockstar’s PR says the sequel tells “the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive.”
There’s still lot to tease about Red Dead Redemption 2. We know it looks good. We know its set before the first game. And now we know who we’re playing as.
No release date has been set yet, but it looks like the developer has their eye on a Spring 2018 launch for Xbox One and Ps4. Check out the newest trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments below.