Rockstar Games shows off new Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay footage

It's time to see things in action.

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Rockstar Games has released a new gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to explore an intriguing new frontier as it acts as a prequel to the original Red Dead Redemption, and will follow a different protagonist this time around: Arthur Morgan. 

The video is accompanied by a female voiceover who narrates the action onscreen, explaining a bit of what we can expect from the upcoming game, that should offer plenty of different content than what we enjoyed in the original Red Dead Redemption. The trailer details an American West landscape with swamps, deserts, forest, cities, and tons of other locales that you'll get to spend time exploring, each with their own set of various activities and missions, as well as local personality and flavor.

You'll run with the Van der Linda gang while checking out what the western landscape has to offer, and they'll basically be your homies for the duration of the game. You'v got to interact with the gang members on a regular basis, whether you're just hanging out around the campfire or learning more about them as people. Yes, you're going to have to pretend you're a social animal if you want to make any progress.

Your camp is an important setpiece, and you'll eat, sleep, do chores, and even play games together while forging a strong relationship. You have to collect food, money, and a swath of other goodies, too, to make sure everyone has everything they need.

In short, it looks like Rockstar Games is busy with making Red Dead Redemption 2 one of the most engaging adventures it can, and it's going to be vastly different from the first game. Check out the new look at gameplay above, and get ready to seek out the next trailer in the near future, which Rockstar has promised to show off with additional information about combat and other goodies going forward.

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    August 9, 2018 8:06 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Rockstar Games shows off new Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay footage

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      August 9, 2018 8:21 AM

      Looks awesome!

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      August 9, 2018 8:37 AM

      I don't really care for the western theme and the original RDR didn't really hold my attention very well. This looks like it might be pretty interesting. I assume it's just gonna be console only, though which means no go for me :(

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      August 9, 2018 8:40 AM

      So you play as a guy named Arthur? I'm mostly just always gonna be looking for John Marsten or see what he's doing

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      August 9, 2018 8:53 AM

      this is what will get me to upgrade my xbone to a xbonex

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        August 9, 2018 3:51 PM

        Keep an eye out on eBay for when they do 15% off anything. You can nab a refurbished one for $340.

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      August 9, 2018 9:26 AM

      I'm curious how they will handle the online play. I hope it's better than RDR or GTAO were.

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      August 9, 2018 9:39 AM

      I'm not as into the whole 'outlaw gang' thing as the story in the first one. Looks nice though.

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      August 9, 2018 11:56 AM

      Red Dead Redemption 2 looks insane! My mind just exploded, man is it gonna look epic on my XB1X.

      I really hope they bring it to the PC asap, can you imagine it on a three screen setup OMG!

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      August 9, 2018 6:42 PM

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