Rockstar has released part 2 of its Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer series. With a running time of over four minutes, the studio manages to pack in quite a few features, of which the first glimpses of actual in-game footage with UI are a pleasant addition.
The trailer emphasizes the immersion of the game, with situations arising seemingly organically for a fluid gaming experience. ‘Nefarious activities’ are available ranging from bank and train robberies to stagecoach holdups, breaking and entering, and more personal, lighthearted endeavors. However, threats don’t just work one way, with Arthur Morgan the target of other vicious gangs, holdups, bounty hunters, and the law.
Your actions also have consequences with choices and decisions playing a critical role in how the world perceives your interpretation of Arthur Morgan. NPCs remember and this has consequences on how Morgan will be treated as he explores the world. Of course, personalization of clothing, steed, food, and weapons allow players to further customization.
Rockstar sheds light on a revamped dead eye system, which has been ‘expanded and will progress in stages’ to incorporate the returning time-slowing effect, targeted shooting, and the ability to hone in on certain body parts for critical or fatal results.
We also get insight into mini-games, a significant part of predecessor Red Dead Redemption. This time around we can take part in cow herding, duels, cabaret shows, fisticuffs, bounties, handcart action, wood chopping, five finger fillet, dancing, fishing, and a selection of watering hole staples like poker, dominoes, and heavy drinking. What’s certain is that we won’t run out of things to do in Red Dead Redemption 2’s sprawling open world.
With release only a short few weeks away, Rockstar once again confirms that the game is set to be among the deepest, richest, most vibrant open worlds ever created in video game format. Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.