Rockstar Games announced earlier this week that they would be dropping a new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 today. Now that the third official trailer for the game has landed, we finally got a better look at what we could expect when the game releases on 26th October.
The trailer opens with what could be Dutch’s gang (the group of rebels Red Dead Redemption protagonist John Marston left in the original game) attempting to rob a train before cutting to Arthur Morgan, the character introduced in the previous trailer, telling a woman that “we’re more ghosts than people”. It’s at this point learn from an intertitle that the game will likely take place in 1899 (twelve years before the events of Red Dead Redemption which took place in 1911). Like the previous game, it also appears that Red Dead 2 be focused on the decline of the Wild West as the country enters the 20th century.
We also get another look at a younger Dutch van der Linde as well as a couple of shots of the gang together. However, it’s unclear at this point whether or not the game will offer a single protagonist like its predecessor or adopt a multi-protagonist approach like in Grand Theft Auto V.
The trailer also depicts stunning sceneries of open fields roamed by wild horses and busy town areas. Other shots suggest that there could be more in-depth hand-to-hand combat alongside a fight club to put our skills to the test.
However, the biggest surprise of the trailer is a shot of someone who could very well be Mr Marston himself being held at knife point. It’s possible then that we could see the events that led Marston to abandon his gang.
While this trailer offers a better look at the game’s themes and setting with a taste of potential narrative, there are still a lot of things we’ve still to see such as any actual gameplay, player characters, and online features.
Take a look at the trailer below