Rockstar Games released the third official trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, confirming that the highly anticipated game is a prequel to Red Dead Redemption.
The trailer dives deeper into the dark tone of the Red Dead Redemption 2 story, and gives a glimpse of a familiar face from the first game in the series.
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Trailer: Here's What It Contains
Will Red Dead Redemption 2 be a prequel? That question was already being asked back in October 2016, when Rockstar Games released a teaser image for the game.
The new trailer confirms the speculation, as it reveals that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be set in 1899, which is years before the events that transpired in Red Dead Redemption set in 1911.
The plot will focus on Arthur Morgan, a member of Dutch van der Linde's gang who "must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive." There is speculation that players will be able to control various characters in the game though.
Also making his appearance in the new trailer is a young John Marston, who was apparently captured by a rival gang. A closer look at John's face reveals that his scars are fresh, with the stitches still visible. It would appear that Red Dead Redemption 2 will reveal how he got those scars, and how John went from negotiating piece to hunting the remaining members of Dutch's gang.
Unfortunately, the trailer was purely cinematic and did not show any glimpses of gameplay. Hopefully Rockstar Games will include such footage in the next Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, to get fans more excited about the upcoming game.
'Red Dead Redemption 2' Release Date
The launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 was delayed from fall 2017 to spring 2018, and then pushed back again to October 2018. The official Red Dead Redemption 2 release date is now Oct. 26, which means that fans will be finally be able to get their hands on the game in less than six months.
A recent report on Red Dead Redemption 2 leaks claimed that the game will have an online component, similar to GTA Online for Grand Theft Auto V. This online mode will offer various ways to play the game, including Battle Royale.
Not much else is officially known about Red Dead Redemption 2 though aside from what can be seen in its trailers. Rockstar Games will likely reveal more information as its release date approaches.