Red Dead Redemption 2's First Gameplay Trailer is Here!

The first gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 is now online. The long-awaited follow-up to Rockstar Games' 2010 title, Red Dead Redemption, is almost here. After spending the last few years supporting and re-releasing Grand Theft Auto V, the acclaimed developer is looking to head back to the Old West once again. However, this time, it will be in a prequel to John Marston's story, which follows the outlaw Arthur Morgan, who also happens to be a member of the Dutch Van der Linde gang.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was officially announced in October 2016, though very little has actually been revealed about the game. Rockstar has released a handful of trailers for the game over the past two years, all of which included footage captured in-game, that reveal bits and pieces about the new story and setting. While the game was originally supposed to release in early 2017, it has been delayed multiple times and will now release this October - two years after it was first revealed. And just two months before that release date hits, consumers are finally getting their first look at real gameplay.

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Yesterday, Rockstar Games announced plans to release the first gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 today, and they have delivered on that promise. You can check out the first gameplay video in the section above.

This first Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay video reveals a great deal about the open world that Rockstar has created, including how players can interact with the environment and the local population. Also, basic mechanics in the last game appear to have been significantly overhauled and improved. In addition to the new conversations/interactions, the intimidate and defuse systems may become the foundation for the game's replayability, depending on what can and can't be changed. Needless to say, there is a host of things in the above video that show consumers this game will take them into a new era of the Red Dead franchise. But the most impressive aspect of this reveal is undoubtedly the graphics, including the lighting effects, which evoke a sense of realism in this Old West game.

In the video, Rockstar also teases another gameplay video coming soon that will offer more details about the story and the missions players can play through. There is only two months left for Red Dead Redemption 2 to finally release, which fans have spent eight years waiting for, so hopefully the next gameplay trailer releases sooner rather than later.

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Source: Rockstar Games

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