Rockstar Games has released a new trailer for their upcoming title Red Dead Redemption 2. The trailer showed brand new gameplay from the highly anticipated game, detailing new features as well as showing how old ones have been built upon.
Every scene from the trailer has been captured in-game, showing the blend of cinematic cutscene and gameplay that was prevalent in Grand Theft Auto 5. These scenes show that Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be a far more immersive experience than the previous title, with gameplay melting into story. The ability to use cinematic camera angles at any point further ingrain the focus the developers have put on making an enjoyable experience over all else.
This trailer shows the difference between complex main missions and side quests. In classic Rockstar Games style the world will be full of smaller missions that help the player explore the world and experience new and interesting characters. The core story missions however are explosive and action packed, with heists looking to be as much of a highlight as they were in Grand Theft Auto 5. The trailer shows scenes from a heist that doesn’t take place on a train, indicating that these large-scale missions could occur anywhere in the game world.
Divergent gameplay has been built upon with the player now having the ability to take on rival gangs, rob houses, hold up stores, and take part in a huge number of other activities that can keep players engaged for hundreds of hours.
The Dead Eye system, which slows down time to help players accurately take down multiple enemies, has been expanded. Now the system can be evolved to reveal weak points on enemies, animals, and even structures that the player may need to take advantage of.
The Strangers and Weirdos portion of the game has also been expanded to resemble that of Grand Theft Auto 5’s. Now players will stumble across these bizarre situations without finding them on the map first, adding to the feeling that this is a living, breathing world.
Finally the trailer also draws focus on the fact that the entire game can be played in first person. This feature was added to the current generation and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 when ported over, but Red Dead Redemption 2 looks to have been built with first person more deliberately in mind.
So much more remains to be revealed when Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on October 26th. The game will be expanded with the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 Online about a month afterwards as well, no gameplay of which has been shown as of yet.