The long awaited follow up the 2010 video game classic, Red Dead Redemption, has been teased for a few years now as it has been in development by Rockstar Games. We’ve seen images and a trailer so far, but today we got a first look at the gameplay that awaits us in Red Dead Redemption II.
In the trailer, we see our protagonist, Arthur Morgan, fighting outlaws in shootouts, hand to hand combat, riding his horse, and so much more. Rockstar Games is the creator of numerous video game classics, including the Grand Theft Auto Franchise, so it is no surprise that this game looks absolutely incredible.
The story will follow the aforementioned Arthur Morgan, as he robs, fights, and kills his way across the Old West as a member of a gang. This game serves as a prequel to the first Red Dead Redemption so you will be seeing numerous returning characters, including the protagonist of the first game, John Marston. Other notable returns include Dutch Van Der Linde, the leader of the gang and one of the primary villains of Red Dead Redemption.
From what the trailer shows, the gameplay and graphics look, well to put it bluntly, amazing. Every detail is immaculate and the fighting looks fluid and very responsive. Of course, trailers have been known to deceive in the past, so don’t be surprised if the game you end up playing looks a little different than the one shown here.
Rockstar is promising a “deep, open world” that is ripe for exploration and will include mountains, deserts, swamps, small towns, and cities.
Red Dead Redemption II is currently scheduled for release on October 26th, 2018 and will be available on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Get your first look at the gameplay for Red Dead Redemption II below.