I had to let off a chuckle hearing about Rockstar Games announcing an announcement of Read Dead Redemption 2 but what can you do. The Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is finally here though and it may have even been worth the wait too.
The trailer shows a train robbery going wrong, which is a fitting prelude to the game's story, as protagonist Arthur Morgan and his newly found brothers in arms, the Van der Linde gang, are left to "rob, steal and fight their way" across America.
As usual, Rockstar seem to have nailed the atmosphere pretty well and the trailer really exudes the gunslinger vibe. The visuals look pretty good as well but of course, we're still talking about a trailer here. Besides, we'll have plenty of time to test Rockstar's claims once the game launches.
As you probably already know, Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on 26 October 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is still eagerly anticipated, despite going through almost a year worth of delays. Players are well aware that Rockstar are not the ones to resort to half-games - they're going for something special here.
The first trailer had some gorgeous close ups and panoramic shots, promising Rockstar's already customary level of immersion. However, it's the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 that really hit the spot, giving us a taste of the overarching storyline.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is expected to be another masterpiece and early signs are indeed great. Let's just hope that all the high expectations surrounding Rockstar's title don't end up backfiring.
The one that started it all, Red Dead Redemption, originally launched in 2010 and was an instant success. It is said that Rockstar used everything they've learned with GTA along the way and it showed.
Ultimately, it was the best selling game in its generation of consoles. It goes without saying that Red Dead Redemption 2 is expected to repeat these feats, even though requirements to do so have grown exponentially in the meantime.