Red Dead Redemption 2: Trailers, release date, gameplay, bonus content and more

CNET | 8/10/2018 | Ry Crist
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It's been eight years since Rockstar released Red Dead Redemption, an open-world, story-based shooter set in the Wild West for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Most gamers consider it to be a modern masterpiece, and some (myself included) even herald it as one of the best games ever made.

That's why people are so excited for Red Dead Redemption 2, the long-awaited follow-up that's finally set to arrive for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers later this fall. First announced in October of 2016, the sequel is pitched as "an attempt to capture this pivotal moment when the age of outlaws was ending and the modern world was born." From what we know, it's actually a prequel set before the events of the first game -- and now, we have our first look at actual gameplay to tide us over until next month (it's that video embedded above, in case you didn't notice).

Prequel - Rockstar - Epic - Arrives - Consoles

The prequel to Rockstar's Western epic arrives on consoles October 26th.

The footage shows us our protagonist (more on him in just a bit) trekking his way through the frontier, through forests and swamps and dusty desert landscapes and into danger at every turn. You'll explore the story as part of a band of outlaws filled with some familiar faces, and your choices come with consequences -- and implications as to just how honorable your hero truly is.

New - Mechanics - Temperaments - Horses - Game

New mechanics include unique, breed-specific temperaments for the different horses in the game, along with the ability to foster relationship dynamics with the individual members of your gang, which seems like an interesting way to inject some humanity in between the brawls and shootouts.

So can Red Dead 2 live up to the hype? Time will tell (and some of us have our concerns) -- for now, here's a quick rundown of what...
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