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Red Dead Redemption 2: Everything we know

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Red Dead Redemption 2 release date, news, trailers – Latest news

Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in Autumn 2017. You can check out the debut trailer below:

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While the trailer is a little more underwhelming than we'd hoped, it did give us a brief yet utterly gorgeous glimpse at the world that awaits us in Red Dead Redemption 2.

The sequel once again takes place in the Old West, brimming with cowboys, cattle and shanty towns filled with chaotic bars and bustling general stores. In terms of narrative the trailer is light beyond a single conclusive quote:

"Listen to me. When the time comes, you gotta run and don't look back. This is over."

The voice of these words is unknown, but in the trailer it is followed by the visual of seven men on horseback, the same gang found in the game's reveal artwork.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date – When is it coming out?

Red Dead Redemption 2 is launching for PS4 and Xbox One in Fall 2017. Rockstar is yet to announce an official release date, or whether it will ever be coming to PC.

We know very little about RDR 2 at the moment, other than it will star seven characters and incorporate both single and multiplayer components. Rockstar's official website gives us a small snippet:

"An epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland, the game's vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience."

Rockstar has confirmed that PS4 owners will be the first to receive specific online content for Red Dead Redemption 2. You can check out full details on the PlayStation Blog.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay – How does it look?

The very first trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 was a gorgeous showcase of the open world that failed to provide us with a decent idea of how the game will play. Rockstar is probably just teasing us, with plenty more of the western adventure to be shown over the coming 12 months. Judging by the trailer, the acts of horseriding, bandit shooting and desert exploring are back and better than ever, albeit in a familar form.

Red Dead Redemption 2 may offer up a total of seven playable heroes, and John Marston could well be one of them. The reveal artwork and debut trailer show seven men, who are clearly involved with the core narrative or online components. Either way, it'd be fantastic to have so many characters with their own unique traits and skills at our disposal. We'll be sure to share more gameplay details here as they come to light.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 News – What do we know so far?

Red Dead Redemption 2 map

A recent leak seemed to provide the map for the forthcoming Red Dead Redemption 2. The image was posted to NeoGAF before very quickly being taken down, but not before being screengrabbed and shared all over the place.

A closer look at the map reveals Great Plains and multiple Caravan camps as potential locations we'll be visiting. There are also several islands located among the rivers and large expanses of water; let's hope the missions centred on these aren't as tiresome as when John Marsden had to cross ravines to new areas on the map in Redemption.

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Sources at Techradar later claimed the leak to be real, citing its own sources.

jj8923

February 6, 2014, 7:35 pm

2014 would be nice

Daggard

February 8, 2014, 3:26 am

I'd like to see a deeper visual customisation system ala GTA V. Interchangeable spurs, ponchos, coats, hats, necklaces, scarfs, boots... a total outfit overhaul would be awesome - not just a full outfit from beating a challenge.

I'd also like to see deeper relationships with the horse. They sort of introduced a basic relationship/level up system with your chosen horse, but it didn't mean much in the end. Being able to name your horse would be great. Saddle bags that carry more equipment, horses with different behaviours, and generally a deeper and longer upgrade system for horses to give you more attachment to them.

Riley

February 8, 2014, 3:58 am

I would like to see more side missions as you would see in a movie. For example; Hurding cattle and rustling cattle! More vigilante missions! Posses and wanted posters with a little more to offer this round. And as you stated Daggard, as far as the clothing line goes, that is a really great idea! Give us a selection of clothes and outfits that would match our personality if we were really in the cowboy era. A chance to switch characters ala GTA V? Canoes for the river, more detailed and realistic train robberies, bank robberies! Throw a little GTA V freedom in it. Not saying there wasnt any freedom in RDR, because there was quite a bit. But a little more this time... Maybe make Marston single and have some prostitutes waiting at the local saloon! An as goes for the towns as you stated in the above section.. You're right about taking the time to making the towns a little more lively and people friendly! Maybe throw some activities in for the pedestrians such as;chores, kids running around, farmers hurding there own cattle (ties into being able to rustle other farmers cattle, being an outlaw). There is plenty to take from GTA Series along with the Mass Effect series.

Riley

February 8, 2014, 4:03 am

I would like to see more side missions as you would see in a movie. For example; Hurding cattle and rustling cattle! More vigilante missions! Posses and wanted posters with a little more to offer this round. And as you stated Daggard, as far as the clothing line goes, that is a really great idea! Give us a selection of clothes and outfits that would match our personality if we were really in the cowboy era. A chance to switch characters ala GTA V? Canoes for the river, more detailed and realistic train robberies, bank robberies! Throw a little GTA V freedom in it. Not saying there wasnt any freedom in RDR, because there was quite a bit. But a little more this time... Maybe make Marston single and have some prostitutes waiting at the local saloon! An as goes for the towns as you stated in the above section.. You're right about taking the time to making the towns a little more lively and people friendly! Maybe throw some activities in for the pedestrians such as;chores, kids running around, farmers hurding there own cattle (ties into being able to rustle other farmers cattle, being an outlaw). There is plenty to take from GTA Series along with the Mass Effect series.

Red

February 19, 2014, 6:05 am

Deul pistols

Jos

February 20, 2014, 8:59 pm

'Red dead has been a game since 2012' coming from a site called Trusted reviews. Oooh the irony. Red Dead Redemption is the second installment, a sequel of Red Dead Revolver (2004)

LordToadrider

February 22, 2014, 7:24 am

Mountain passes, with indian ambushes. bows and arrows. ability to swim, or raft in river. more avatars, especially women, bigger map, more regions besides english and spanish. more irish avatars, or europeans altogether. more levels in free roam, more mounts... but more than anything, red-dead-dev's need to get monitors to get rid of cheaters, ban them, no glitchers, no exploits. QA has to test the crap out of it before release.

Liv

February 23, 2014, 5:30 am

A swimming mechanic

John Marston

February 23, 2014, 6:57 pm

I would love to see split screen

John Marston

February 23, 2014, 6:59 pm

And a version for earlier consoles like, ps3

will

February 24, 2014, 7:05 am

I dont know what youre reading, but no where in this article does it say red dead has been a game since 2012. It does say there hasn't been a red dead game since 2010, which is a true statement.

Jos

February 24, 2014, 3:14 pm

Woops yes I meant to say 2010. Dont know where I got 2012 from... And I think I read something along the lines of 'there has been a Red Dead game since 2010' so without reading it again, flipped shit and posted comment. Sorry!

matt

February 25, 2014, 3:49 pm

I would really enjoy seeing interaction with actual historical outlaws such as the James gang, Wild bill Hickock, Doc Holiday...etc. Maybe join up with the james gang during a train robbery, or even stop them from doing one? It would be great to earn valuable items from these outlaws after a quest as well.

Drake

February 26, 2014, 3:09 pm

Fear-inducing, gun slinging cowboy of the bad ass kind? The reason I liked John Marston that much is exactly that he wasn't that type. I'm not saying there couldn't be a great game with the former, it happened before, but this time it was quite refreshing to see someone different, who is kinda awesome in his own way, but doesn't really interested in that lifestyle anymore or fame. Although I understand that his personality can be weird if you go with the bad guy line.

jamie

February 28, 2014, 11:12 am

i would like to see more horse stuff....i found it kind of un realistic how a horse could gallop full pelt without tiring to the other side of the map with no food, water..you know what i mean?

Bob Johnson Smithman

March 4, 2014, 7:04 am

Imagine: It's 1917 - In the closing years of the First World War, Jack Marston - young, capable and deadly - is sent to fight with the Americans, British and French troops against the Hungarian & German forces. Armed with the skill of a gunslinging frontiersman, he faces new evils of advanced enemy weaponry and betrayers among ranks. But with his trials he maintains his thirst for vengeance knowing full well that, soon, he will return to his home... and bring justice to his father's killer.

johnshere

March 4, 2014, 12:30 pm

you kill his fathers killer in a strangers mission after the credits.

supertank

March 4, 2014, 6:14 pm

you're right, but that is like gta with the gasoline and the cars.

grappler808inc .

March 7, 2014, 2:01 am

Maybe have a mode where you can mate certain horses to make a stronger and faster horse. Allow John to bang hookers and show full penetration. Increase the clothing selection by adding assless chaps.

Ethan

March 7, 2014, 9:32 pm

Bob Johnson Smithman you already kill Edgar Ross

ethan

March 7, 2014, 9:35 pm

Your right I think there should be a game were you are john as him in dutches gang as a child

ethan

March 7, 2014, 9:38 pm

thats stupied to have no cheats but i agree with the indains and to swim

boogaloo man

March 7, 2014, 10:03 pm

indeed. that was a minor gripe i had was not being able to swim

rdr.fanbiggy

March 8, 2014, 2:08 pm

I think that they should change the way that you can loot people, for example in Rust, or Day Z you click on someone's dead corpse and you can take all of their objects, such as bullets, magazines, guns, clothes, shoes, money etc. In RDR2 you could take his tobacco, cigarettes, medicine, guns, hat, explosives, maps, anything that he has, but you don't have to take it all.. you can just take the things that matter. Also if the realism was really increased, so you could actually smoke the cigarettes! Not for like 4 seconds like you do in GTAV, but for like a minute or two. Also it would be cool if you could build a town, or a fort like you do in the Assassins Creed series! The posse idea is definitely a really good idea, and it would be cooler if you could outfit your posse with the guns of your choosing, and place them in specific places if you are conducting an attack on a hide out. The places in RDR like Pikes Basin were awesome so they definitely need to be continued! Also, there does need to be more to do in the towns. There were things like the town watch which were really cool, but what about sheriff missions, where you go out and attack a hide out or recover a prisoner? There also needs to be more guns, and more clothes so it is much more customisable. Please do this Rockstar! I am so excited and im telling you when the sequel comes out I would pay £100 just for the Alpha because RDR was so good!

hellokitty123232bob

March 9, 2014, 6:09 pm

lol

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