Today Rockstar Games revealed the third trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, sequel to the hit open world wild west title Red Dead Redemption which launched in 2010.
Red Dead Redemption 2 follows the story of Arthur Morgan and the Van Der Linde gang, the same gang players hunt down the remaining members of in the first Red Dead Redemption. In this new trailer a little more of each character is shown with them either riding into action on horseback or stabbing a foe on the ground.
This third trailer is the first one to show some gameplay of Red Dead Redemption 2, something that fans and critics alike have been waiting for since its announcement. The visuals look stunning, as would be expected from a Rockstar game after how well Grand Theft Auto 5 still looks this long after launch.
A young John Marston, protagonist of the first game, can be seen being held by someone, fresh wounds on his face that players know so well as his scars later in life. It’s likely that players will see the adoption of Marston into the gang, commiting the various crimes that land him in the position he’s in when players first met him.
The world looks to be as full as that of Grand Theft Auto 5, through with the obvious setting change. There are still random encounters to be had with wagons in need of assistance, as well as entire crowds of people filling each and every town.
With more details should come more activities, if Grand Theft Auto 5 is anything to go by. The first game had encounters with strangers all around the game world, but Grand Theft Auto 5 introduced strangers with ongoing quests that last the rest of the game. The inclusion of these would certainly put Red Dead Redemption 2 in the runnings to overtake Grand Theft Auto 5 in popularity.
There were no details about the online variant of Red Dead Redemption 2 shown, but it should be safe to say that it will use the same game world to bring players together like never before. With Grand Theft Auto Online still generating money for Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive there will be some form of monetisation, the question is how deep and expensive that monetisation will be.