Rockstar Games has released the Red Dead Redemption 2 launch trailer. The upcoming prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption is the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive.
I’m not surprised that this trailer chooses to lean heavily on the action and drama since this is Rockstar’s last big push to sell the game before it hits stores next week. You want to make a trailer that will appeal to the widest audience possible, and while I’m here for all the side quests and western fun, gamers who are deep into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may need some more convincing to pull themselves away and give Rockstar’s latest a spin.
Check out the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer below. The game hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th. If you’ve pre-ordered the digital version, you can start pre-loading the game starting tonight at midnight.
Here’s the official synopsis for Red Dead Redemption 2:
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. Coming October 26, 2018 to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.