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Rockstar Games has published, as promised, the third trailer for the upcoming Wild West epic Red Dead Redemption 2, which has revealed further details about the game’s storyline, accompanied by a slightly more verbose blurb. We now know more of what to expect regarding this game’s narrative, though gameplay details remain elusive.

The trailer, running for just over 2 minutes, is going to be an absolute hype generator with all the various scenes just waiting to be picked apart by fans. Even on the first viewing attentive players will catch some significant details. We finally know more about the motivation of the gang, about the timeframe of the game and how Morgan fits into all of this.

The West had nearly been tamed

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“We’re more ghosts than people” says Morgan to an unnamed lady outlaw right before the trailer specifies the year the plot will take place in to be 1899, putting it 7 years before the botched robbery at the beginning of Red Dead Redemption, and 12 years before the main events of that game. This means that Red Dead Redemption 2 takes place during the era before Dutch went violently insane, and the trailer indicates as much with his dialogue.

Seeing the gang back when it was still running as an idealistic, Robin hood-esque vigilante anti-hero outfit, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor will be an interesting antithesis to how every member goes quite clearly morally depraved 12 years later. The trailer shows us an iteration of Dutch’s Gang that is quite populous, comprised of significantly more outlaws than just Williamson, Escuela, Morgan and… John Marston.

Sons of Dutch

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That’s right, this trailer confirms the presence of John Marston. Considering the timeframe, the plot of Red Dead Redemption 2 might even contain a section that resembles an origin story for the protagonist of the previous title, which would be possibly the most extreme example of fan service since the Citadel DLC for Mass Effect 3.

For all we know, Morgan may even have a hand in recruiting Marston. In any case, the trailer involves one gang member describing them as the ‘Sons of Dutch’. Whether this is a one-time play on words, or a sort of name for the gang that wasn’t mentioned before will become clear later on.

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The plot synopsis starts off in a rather familiar manner – Dutch’s Gang botch a robbery in Blackwater. However, instead of leaving one of their members behind, only for that member to return hunting them at the behest of the authorities, we’ll be following the gang members as they try to evade lawmen and bounty hunters in an epic game of cat and mouse spanning the “rugged heartland of America”.

Now, players might remember that the Blackwater Massacre of 1899 is mentioned a few times in Red Dead Redemption. A large-scale shootout between lawmen and outlaws in the town of Blackwater that claimed the lives of 22 outlaws and 15 lawmen, the Blackwater Massacre was unique due to having taken place in a modern, industrialized and supposedly safe urban area. This event may very well be the botched robbery that sets off the events of Red Dead Redemption 2. This would also mean that Landon Ricketts would appear in the prequel (and would make it strange that he never mentions Dutch was involved).

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The official description also states that “As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him” , suggesting that there will be some kind of break between Morgan and the gang. This is pure speculation, but I call RDR2’s ending will mirror the ending of Red Dead Redemption, with Morgan opening barn doors and getting gunned down by the members of the gang due to some betrayal, hence why he isn’t around or even mentioned in Red Dead Redemption.

Beyond these details, the trailer is filled with pretty scenes showing off the fantastic graphics the game packs, includes a lot of outlaws doing outlawed things, horses (obviously) and many scripted events from cutscenes. There is a train robbery, but it isn’t clear what role it will have in gameplay, and the same can be said of bank robberies.

It seems that brawls and duels will appear as in-game activities, as many of the shots showing these looked like they were recorded through regular gameplay, but were edited to be shown from different angles and without UI to fit the cinematic feel of the trailer. This is also true for many scenes peppered about this footage – both previous trailers were 100% scripted and taken from cutscenes, whereas here we see gameplay, albeit heavily edited.

You can expect to see a more detailed, in-depth analysis of the new trailer shortly.

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3 hours ago, NewsBot said:

For all we know, Morgan may even have a hand in recruiting Marston.

I would actually enjoy this. We know some of the backgrounds of John and Dutch but enough was left out to really allow them to be creative. 

As for the trailer, I liked it. I am not any more or less hyped. We have a few confirmations now which is great but like I said (I think I said on here anyway) I won't get super pumped until the game is nearly out. 

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Good lord, over 2 million views. I just got home from work 20 minutes ago. 

Anyways, sounds like a decent set up for the story. Fighting against the law to keep the old west alive. That bit with Marston has be wondering a few things. It would seem that Marston may have been trying to rob Dutch in that scene and got caught. Is that how he got recruited? I don't remember hearing that in RDR. Also...

Is this Abigail?

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5 hours ago, lonestar said:

lol, care to elaborate?

I guess I just never like R$ trailer 3's.

I remember back when GTA4 was due out — trailer 1, a 30 sec glimpse into the world, I was like "OMG". Trailer 2, which was longer and a bit more reveal on the story and gameplay, I was like "oooh, exciting". Then trailer 3, which was just a mad, difficult to follow barrage of a million snippets of the story interspersed with people getting beaten up and shot, I was like "uh, right, too much". Maybe just me. I've never been that into story mode, doing R$ missions just to either open the map or unlock shit. I much prefer to make my own stories around the map, so this trailer, which follows the exact same format as all the R$ trailers, for me, is just a bit disappointing. 

Although visually it looks absolutely incredible. 

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While I don't mind them making video game trailers to resemble movie ones, I feel like sometimes they just push to hard to sell it like a movie. Don't get me wrong, the trailer is great but I feel like it could have been done better in a way that shows us less while still giving us an idea of what the story is about.

Also... HELL YEAH JOHN IS BACK!!

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13 hours ago, Benjo said:

Maybe just me. I've never been that into story mode, doing R$ missions just to either open the map or unlock shit.

I can understand this. I mean I like the story in RDR and I want RDR2's to be just as good if not better but I care more about the experience of playing the game. Doing all the missions, finding stuff, getting new gear and weapons, crap like that.

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22 hours ago, NewsBot said:

That’s right, this trailer confirms the presence of John Marston.

This makes me want to change my name to #HappyCowboy

Really liked this trailer. I liked how they showed differences in emotions throughout multiple characters. I am going to have to watch it a few more times and really look but I think I saw a few more familiar faces in there. 

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10 minutes ago, Skrylaxx said:

I just have one very serious question that needs to be answered and I am hoping the answer is yes...

Is it October yet?

I'd lie to you and say yes, but that would make me a liar. So, my answer is yes.

In all seriousness, the trailer was good for what it was but I felt like there was a lot of things that didn't need to be slapped in there to make it longer. Like, I would have been more happy if they teased John to us rather than just showed him getting choked out.

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I LOVED THIS! My boyfriend was at work when I got to see it so when he got home I couldn't shut up about it and then he told me he didn't even get to watch it himself. I kind of ruined the surprise of John being back but I couldn't help it. lol

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On 5/4/2018 at 1:52 AM, VICKSUN said:

I'd lie to you and say yes, but that would make me a liar. So, my answer is yes.

 

On 5/4/2018 at 8:03 PM, DiamondDave said:

The narrative was good but the way they did the scenes was very scatterbrained.

Most gaming trailers are like this. I mean you can't get too fussed over it. 

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