Red Dead Redemption 2’s latest trailer just went live, and a new release date of October 26th, 2018 has been announced. This newest version of the trailer gives viewers a much better sense of the time, place and characters found in the sequel. The video tells us that the sequel to the most revered Old West video game focuses on the twilight of the gunslinger and the wild west as as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.
From Rockstar Games promo materials:
“America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.
After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. 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.
From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age.”
Old West video game fans, and gamers in general, the many delays of the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 just might be worth it.