In the past decade, one of the gaming industry’s biggest cult hits has been Rockstar Studios Red Dead Redemption. The game was a sequel to the game Red Dead Revolver, and followed protagonist John Marston, a former outlaw turned farmer who was forced by the United States Government to hunt down his former gang members. He did this in order to protect his wife and son and clear his name of his previous crimes. The game took place at the decline of the American Old West and the rise of the Mexican Revolution, and saw Marston navigating the perilous countryside of both the United States and Mexico in the midst of bloody turmoil.
After the game’s release, fans all around the world fell in love with the large open world setting that allowed gamers to explore a piece of the past that rarely gets the proper representation in the gaming industry. The complex story of love, honor and betrayal really resonated with audiences, and the shocking finale left gamers wanting more. The game released in 2010, and for the past eight years fans have been eager to jump back into that virtual saddle and ride throughout the wild west once more.
Six years later in October 2016, Rockstar Studios released a surprise teaser trailer that told fans around the world that Red Dead Redemption was finally getting a sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2. The game is set before the events of the first Red Dead Redemption. It follows Arthur Morgan, an outlaw in the Van der Linde gang in 1899, which continues to explore the era that saw the end of the American Old West. The game promises to feature both single player and multiplayer modes once again. It will also return players to the honor system, which will determine your players stance with settlements, towns and communities based on your interactions with the NPC’s of the game.
Now for the last two years fans have been treated with story based trailers that feature some of the more modern and sleek graphics gaming has to offer. It has given fans a beautiful look at the wilderness of the wild west and the interactions players will have with one another. However Rockstar Studios made a surprise announcement that the game’s first gameplay trailer was to be released on August 9th, at 8AM PT / 11AM ET / 4PM BST. The game is the latest in a long string of franchise hits for the studio. They are also responsible for game franchises like Grand Theft Auto and the Max Payne series. However if the recent online traffic is any indication, Red Dead Redemption 2’s gameplay trailer looks to make this highly anticipated sequel a commercial success. Now you can check out this amazing trailer reveal and let us know what kind of gameplay you want to see added to the series!