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Rockstar Games has graced us with a selection of new, high-quality stills from the recently released Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, alongside new screenshots from the game.

While none of these will reveal information that a frame-by-frame of the trailer hasn’t already, they’re great for making the wait until October 26th that much more agonizing. Yay!

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Some games stand out from the crowd with a unique art style or atypical aesthetics. Red Dead Redemption 2? Red Dead Redemption 2 just sticks to being plain old gorgeous.

The game is presumably running on a modified version of RAGE, the engine used by Grand Theft Auto 5, and is a significant graphical improvement over Rockstar’s previous release – at the time GTA 5 was considered one of the best looking titles.

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Rockstar, the devils. They saw what was one of the hottest discussion topics these past few months, and cashed it in. The latest trailer confirmed that John Marston, protagonist of Red Dead Redemption, will be in this game as well.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is set 12 years before the events of RDR’s main plotline, so we’ll be meeting up with a younger John. It isn’t known who will be his voice actor, as Robb Wiethoff retired after this role, just as he said he would.


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Dutch, before his descent into megalomaniacal murderous madness, was quite the dapper gent.

Behind him lies the gang’s camp – well, one of them at least – overlooking a stunning vista. Red Dead Redemption 2’s landscapes will be a far cry from those seen in the first game, with an emphasis on lush forests and snowy mountains. The lass getting comfortable on the cot back there is likely a colleague of Abigail.

Abigail, before becoming John’s wife, was a prostitute who serviced the members of Dutch’s Gang. Since the gang numbers significantly more members in Red Dead Redemption 2, it’s reasonable to assume that Abigail couldn’t handle the load alone and needed a helping hand.

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Bank robberies will appear in Red Dead Redemption 2’s missions.

Sometimes, in order to get the score, players will need to “motivate” the tellers. Asking nicely doesn’t work all the time, even if you emphasize your request with a gun. During bank robberies, you’ll have a short period of time before law enforcement responds. With that in mind, you can take the time and crack safes for a bigger payout, or blow the locks quicker, destroying some of the goods in the process.

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At its height, Dutch’s Gang numbered significantly more members then what we saw in Red Dead Redemption. We hope the game will incorporate some explanation as to why Agent Ross doesn’t send John after these folk, or even why they’re not even mentioned at all in the previous title. Chances are they’ll all bite the dust, but hey, there are other possibilities.

They’ll still die, probably.

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For all the forests and snowy mountains, this is still a Wild West game, so you can expect some typical Wild West locales, like dry plains with bluffs rising up around you. These days the size of an open-world game’s map matters a whole lot and Rockstar will likely one-up GTA 5 in terms of map size. The fact that horses will be the quickest method of readily available transport besides trains will make it feel bigger too.

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The game’s physics engine is highly sophisticated and this is most apparent during gunfights.

Wood will splinter realistically, and character hitboxes are so precise that even clothing is accounted for – if Arthur Morgan’s hat is shot somewhere where his head isn’t, the hat will be knocked off your head, and it doesn’t respawn either. You either pick it back up Indiana Jones style or you’ll be with a bare top until your next trip to a clothing shop.

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Nice tree. Pretty clouds. Dramatic pose with egregious lack of trigger discipline. Is he threatening that tuft of dried grass? Oh, look, birds!

What should we be looking at here?

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Arthur Morgan will act as the right-hand man of gang leader Dutch, meaning many of the other outlaws will rely on him for things like food. Hunting will be a significant element of Red Dead Redemption 2, but entirely optional.

If you don’t give two buckshots about the empty bellies of your mates, they’ll go off and catch some food themselves, but don’t expect a warm welcome when you slink back to camp.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 will be a character-driven narrative experience, with the other outlaws in the gang being core elements of the plot. These won’t just be random NPCs who happen to populate the camp, but characters with depth, stories to tell and distinct personalities.

Morgan will be able to forge relationships with characters in the world based on his reactions and interactions.

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Now, either the developers were cheating and set up this shot of a wolf who, instead of flying towards your trachea with teeth bared, or the game will have a photo mode. I’m hoping for the latter, because a game that can look like this absolutely deserves it.

With the release of this trailer and IGN’s report on the 45-minute demo, Rockstar is finally kicking their marketing into gear. Fans can expect shorter periods of radio-silence in between information being revealed.

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Between the new trailer, new batches of screenshots and the preview event held in Edinburgh for press, Rockstar Games is finally kicking off the marketing for Red Dead Redemption 2 in earnest, like we suggested they should.

After releasing a selection of high-quality screenshots, including both stills from the trailer and images from the game that did not appear in that footage, they’ve revealed yet another batch.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is shaping up to be quite the experience. With light RPG elements, distinct AI programming and a focus on characters, Rockstar is consciously trying to highlight the elements of the game that support its narrative side to lay all worries of single player being neglected in favor of multiplayer to rest.

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Some survival elements will be found in Red Dead Redemption 2. Morgan will be sometimes tasked with hunting food for the gang, and there will be different factors that affect the quality of the meat you take home. Depending on what animal you slay, you’ll need to carry it on the back of your horse instead of in your inventory. In this case, you need to get back to camp quick, or the meat will start to rot.

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Arthur Morgan will have the chance to outfit himself in a wide range of clothing. It isn’t yet clear if your choice of attire affects stats in any way, but it allows a greater feeling of player agency. Additionally, you’ll likely find yourself buying a lot of hats – if some lawman misses a headshot and knocks your hat right off, you’ll lose it permanently unless you go and pick it up.

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Like Red Dead Redemption in 2010, Red Dead Redemption 2 will feature a wide range of wildlife – much of it dangerous. Likely the reward for trophies taken off larger prey will fetch you better rewards.

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All the NPCs of Red Dead Redemption 2 will react differently to situations, however if you ride around like Morgan is in the picture above, you can bet on a largely universal response. While in Red Dead Redemption Marston was usually a lone wolf, you can expect other members of Dutch’s Gang to ride with Morgan quite often.

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Uh, Rockstar, spoilers?

Sure, we don’t know to whom they graves belong, but hey, all the other members of Dutch’s Gang had to go somewhere between the events of this game and Red Dead Redemption. It’s a bit counter-intuitive, making so many new, engaging characters with the knowledge that all of them are likely to bite the dust.

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Did you hear that John Marston is in this? John Marston is in this!

Those smoke effects are also really nice. Rockstar really is gunning for Red Dead Redemption 2 to be the visually most appealing game this year.

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The vast world of Red Dead Redemption 2 hides danger and opportunity alike. As an open-world game, exploration is encouraged, and treading off the beaten path will likely lead you to valuable rewards or interesting content that players dead-set on the main storyline will likely miss.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on the 26th of October on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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The detailing of this game is gorgeous. I was one of the people who did complain a bit when they hit the delays but hell, this game is worth the wait just for looks alone. I hope to God it is as good as I think it will be but I have a feeling it will be better than even that. GG Rockstar. GG, 

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On 5/7/2018 at 12:15 AM, D3x said:

The detailing of this game is gorgeous. I was one of the people who did complain a bit when they hit the delays but hell, this game is worth the wait just for looks alone. I hope to God it is as good as I think it will be but I have a feeling it will be better than even that. GG Rockstar. GG, 

I am blown away by all the small details. I mean just the graphics and looks alone make it a game worth playing. I know that is a stupid thing to say but I have played visually pleasing games that were just god awful. 

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They sure did put a lot of work into this game. I would say WAY more work than they did with GTA and that is actually pleasing to me since I had never been one of those GTA super fans. I enjoyed RDR and I am back for RDR2. I did play GTA 4 and 5 but didn't care for either as much as I did for RDR.

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On 5/10/2018 at 11:51 PM, SNAK3S said:

I am blown away by all the small details. I mean just the graphics and looks alone make it a game worth playing. I know that is a stupid thing to say but I have played visually pleasing games that were just god awful. 

Oh same for me man. I wouldn't buy a game full price but if it looked good enough, I would but it on sale and still play it even if the reviews were bad. Not to say this game will suck but even if it did, I would still absolutely enjoy the scenery and all the attention to detail in it. 

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4 hours ago, D3x said:

Oh same for me man. I wouldn't buy a game full price but if it looked good enough, I would but it on sale and still play it even if the reviews were bad. Not to say this game will suck but even if it did, I would still absolutely enjoy the scenery and all the attention to detail in it. 

You're not going to buy RDR2 when it first comes out?

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I am interested in seeing how they do the offroad travel. Like if there will be legit treasures and things you can find in the game at random. I sure hope this is the case on and offline. 

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