The second title of the Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption classic western video game series, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel set 12 years before the events in the original release. Set in an open-world environment in the American wilderness, Red Dead Redemption 2 will follow the story of Dutch Van der Linde and his gang which has a young John Marston as one of its members.
Surprisingly, even though the game is just around the corner, it was not a part of the E3 2018, but, still, Rockstar released several trailers, new gameplay details, that besides the rumors that emerged on the Internet lately.
Red Dead Redemption 2 release date
Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on October 26th, 2018, for PS4 and Xbox One. For collectors, Rockstar will also release a premium package known as the Special Edition, priced at $80, and comes with a copy of the game with some extra special missions, new weapons, and a physical map of the game’s world for gamers to own.
Also, there will be an Ultimate Edition and a Collector’s Box, both priced at $100. The Ultimate Edition contains all the items found in the Special Edition, plus additional DLC items. On the other hand, the Collector’s Box doesn’t provide any digital items but will come out with a unique playing cards deck, artwork, a bandit’s bandana, a physical map of the game world, and a collector’s coin.
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Gameplay
Set in the America of 1899, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a classic western shooter set 12 years before the events in the first title of the franchise. Rockstar revealed the first detailed gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 on August 9th when we could see that the core mechanics from the first title were still in place, but everything else was revamped.
Accordingly, wildlife is now smarter living within its ecosystem, and the character can interact with other people more naturally, something that was impossible in the first title of the game.
Although Rockstar did not share any detail on the multiplayer gameplay, the first Red Dead Redemption came out with an online free-for-all mode, along with a team deathmatch style gameplay in the open world, so some rumors say the follow-up game, Red Dead Redemption 2, would contain all of those plus a new Battle Royale game mode.
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