Red Dead Redemption 2’s Launch Trailer Delivers Gunplay, Drama, and an Angry Bear

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Oct 18
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Red Dead Redemption 2 is almost close enough to taste, and Rockstar Games have dropped one more trailer to ratchet up the hype just one notch further. The trailer is short, but impactful, delivering plenty of action and tense conversations. You can check it out, below.

The trailer focuses on the game’s core conflict between protagonist Arthur Morgan and gang-leader Dutch Van der Linde. It seems a full-on gang war may be brewing, with various characters taking sides and questioning loyalties. We also get a look at the forces of law and order, who are also gunning for Dutch, and mother nature, in the form of a big, angry grizzly bear. The RDR2 launch trailer doesn’t give away any big plot points, but it definitely sets an exciting tone.

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Pre-loading for Red Dead Redemption 2 begins tonight at 12am ET, and you’ll want to get started early, because it’s a big download. Red Dead Redemption 2 will come in standard, Standard, and Ultimate Editions, and Sony fans are getting a PS4 Pro bundle and some limited-time exclusive content. Rockstar has been detailing some of Red Dead Redemption 2’s features over the past few weeks, including the game’s weaponscountless animal species, and frontier towns and cities.

Been living under a rock and not sure what Red Dead Redemption 2 is all about? Here’s an official synopsis of the game’s story:

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 to the law are killed.

After a robbery goes 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.

Read Dead Redemption 2 gallops onto Xbox One and PS4 on October 26.

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