Red Dead Redemption 2

The moment many gamers have patiently waited for has arrived.

This week, Rockstar Games has been teasing gamers with images of a potential sequel for 2010’s open world western action-adventure Red Dead Redemption. On Sunday, the company’s logo draped in red was randomly posted. On Monday, the photo became clearer, as cowboy silhouettes were tweeted out against the backdrop of the sun. On Tuesday, the game was confirmed to be real.

Now, on Thursday, we finally got our first look at the upcoming release and damn, does it look fantastic.

There’s not much given away plot-wise, but just the tease is enough to suffice gamers’ appetites.

We’re shown lush, Western scenery, with beautiful orchestral music scoring the entire trailer. The graphics, even if they are cinematics and not actual gameplay, are impressive – almost, real. We’re shown the main character looking over a burned village. The trailer ends with a Magnificent Seven-esque ride off, as seven cowboys gallop towards their destination.

“When the time comes you gotta run and don’t look back. This is over.” 

With seven years in between Red Dead Redemption and the upcoming sequel, the hype for the next installment is justified. Rockstar Games doesn’t pump out sequels for the sake of it, instead, taking their time to make sure their releases are quality. I’ll wager Red Dead Redemption 2 is no exception. Setting yourself up expecting anything other than a great game is silly, because Rockstar is known for making high-quality, open-world games. The trailer confirms the wait will be worth it.

Read Dead Redemption 2 will be released in Fall of 2017, so we all have to bide our time.

About Liam McGuire

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