It has been eight years since Rockstar releasedan open-world, history-based shooter in Wild West for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Most players consider it to be modern masterpieces, and some (even included) even herald it as one of the best games ever made.
Therefore, people are so excited about Red Dead Redemption 2, the long-awaited follow-up that finally comes forand Xbox One players later this fall. First announced in October 2016, the sequel follows as "an attempt to capture this important moment when the age of criminals ended and the modern world was born." From what we know, it's actually a prequel set before the events of the first game ̵
The footage shows us our main character (more on him in a little) trekking himself through the border, through forests and swamps and dusty desert landscapes and at risk at every turn. You will explore the story as part of a crime belt filled with some famous faces, and your choices come with consequences – and implications of how honorable your truly is.
New mechanics includealong with the ability to promote relationship dynamics with the individual members of your gang, which seems like an interesting way to inject some humanity in between brawls and shootouts.  Then Red Dead 2 can live up to the hype? Time will tell (and ) – for now it's a quick review of what we know about the game, along with a quick story of the series to help you get caught up.
What is Red Dead Redemption all about?
Developed by Rockstar Games – the same studio behind the marquee franchise as Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne – the original Red Dead Redemption was a worldwide western set in 1911 that threw you like John Marston, a complicated and conflictless crime, forced to hunted for his old crew after the government took his wife and son's hostage.
The game was developed with the same engine as Grand Theft Auto 4, and lent the same basic story-driven mission structure to that franchise. As you crawl through the beautiful open world, you meet a wide range of memorable characters, many of which devote you to tasks and missions that help move the plot in the future. Along the way you are free to explore, hunt for wildlife, shop with locals, visit the lounge for a quick play of Liar's Dice and countless other open world opportunities.
The game was remarkable for the vast landscapes and stunning views of its map, bringing you through a surprisingly diverse mix of westernly influenced settings – from dusty ghost towns and Mexican mesas to tranquil prey and snowy mountain trails populated with lumbering grizzlies. This writer has many good memories in the evenings used to explore the terrain on a credible steed, and often chases a burning sunset over the horizon on the way to the next story mission. It wassense the dystopian existentialism (several shotguns, fewer shoguns).
Also remarkable: The game's fresh refined shooting mechanics, representing a significant step forward from what Rockstar fans were used to in the Grand Theft Auto franchise at that time. Gamers still enjoy the Red Dead approach to gunslinging today, as Rockstar incorporated much of it in future hits like.
Where is Red Dead 2 coming up? Is Marston back?
From the appearance of it, the Red Dead Redemption sequel is actually a prequel that takes place 12 years before the events of the first game. Although eagle-eyed viewers will discover him sitting with his family around the gang's bonfire in the gameplay video on top of this post, John Marston does not have any of the trailers – instead, our hero is a new character called Arthur Morgan, a debt collector for the Van der Linde gang. Fans familiar with the franchise will recognize that Marston is an old crew, so it seems possible if Marston is to somehow not included in the plot, but we certainly do not know yet.
The trailer movie we have seen so far shows that we will see other famous faces, including a younger version of Dutchman Van der Linde, as well as the seedy ban Bill Williamson, Marston's first goal from the first game.
It is also worth noting that this will actually be the third game in the Red Dead franchise. The first, 2004 Red Dead Revolver, was originally developed by Angel Studios before Rockstar bought the company and released the game. It's more of a spiritual predecessor to the redemption games than anything else, though some of the themes and mechanics, such as Quickdraw, that let you reduce time and mark more goals for a fast multi-shot strike have transferred.
When does it come out and how can I play it?
Having started a vintage 2017 release, Rockstar Red Dead Redemption 2's release backed. The game creators insisted that there would be no delays and now, with October to go nearby and billboards that are already beginning to announce the release of the game, it is safe to say that the date is locked in.
The game will start on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles at a base price of $ 60, but it is still unclear whether we can also play it on PC. The original has never made it a PC, but recently tripled-A titles from Rockstar, like Grand Theft Auto 5 and LA Noire, have. A PC port is something that fans cling to (there is another requirement for change.org approaching the 75,000 signature goal), but with Rockstar a non-show on the E3, do not expect any news about a PC port before the game release.
Something else worth knowing: In addition to releasing the game, Rockstar also releases the "Special" and "Ultimate" edition for $ 80 and $ 100, respectively. Each packets game with clear bonus content (click on the image right to see what's included). There is also a third "Collector" edition that does not include the game itself, but instead serves as a loot box filled with even more game-related goodies. The cost of it? Another $ 100.
In addition to the additions you get, will also vary depending on whether you purchase the game in physical or digital form. For example, people who pre-order the digital version will receive additional funds when starting the adventure, along with a digital map that leads to even more loot in the game. On the other hand, fans who buy a physical copy of the Ultimate edition will get a cozy souvenir in the form of a physical map of the game's terrain, along with a stylish steel box case.
In other words, it's not a way to get it all with a single purchase, as some super fans find quite frustrating. PlayStation players also seem to get some kind of exclusive bonus content that will not Be available on Xbox, but neither Rockstar nor Sony has released any details. Stay tuned on that front.
I'd also like to hear about things like multiplayer and some content plans after launch. The original Red Dead Redemption contained a multiplayer mode that lets you get into shootouts with your friends and it seems that it's also the plan this time, but we do not know the full mechanics of how it will work. Just a hunch, but I'm guessing that it will include a fresh Western spin on heists, a popular collaborative project from Grand Theft Auto 5's multiplayer mode.
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