Today, Rockstar Games released the second part of their gameplay trailer. We knew that this would be coming since it was teased in the first gameplay trailer, and in typical Rockstar fashion, it came out of nowhere when they posted that they would be releasing the trailer today on social media.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of outlaw life that seamlessly blends story with action, and exploration with choice – all under the constant threat of danger.
While the first gameplay trailer showcased some of the new systems that are in Red Dead Redemption 2, this second gameplay trailer emphasized the many, varied things you can do, the different enemy factions you will come across, and how everything that happens to the main character Arthur Morgan is defined by the choices you make, down to how clean or not clean you keep yourself.
Some of the activities that you can do are new like fishing, seeing a play, helping out people in your camp, playing dominoes; some are returning from the original like card games such as blackjack, five finger fillet, chasing bounties, duels, and “a lot more”.
Exploration was also talked about during the trailer. There was a component in Red Dead Redemption to give you a reason to explore some of the nooks and crannies of the world through treasure hunting and challenges. It seems, from the trailer, that that has evolved. Another thing that Rockstar Games has been pushing is that you will be meeting a lot of people and with the new interaction system, anything, big or small, can have a ripple effect on what happens in the world.
There looks to be a lot of nefarious activities that you will be able to do, ranging from something big like large-scale heists involving banks or trains to something smaller like robbing a store, burgling a house, or just holding up people in the world.
One of the other gameplay things that have returned to Red Dead Redemption 2 is the mechanic called Dead-Eye. It allows for time to slow down so you can handle situations where you may not have been able to handle before. While it hasn’t changed in function, something new that you are able to do with Dead-Eye is the ability to see critical or fatal points on your enemies. The trailer also gives a look at what playing the game in first-person would be like as it was revealed that it is an option.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is now only weeks away, releasing October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.