Rockstar Games have unveiled more media regarding Red Dead Redemption 2's towns and cities, following the reveal of panoramic view during the horseback gameplay videos earlier. These new areas all have stories fitting for their setting.
Some players would rather play the actual game than ride on a horse taking in the scenery and it seems Red Dead Redemption 2 might deliver on that front too, following a trailer that put some PAX West attendees to sleep due to lack of action.
Rockstar Games have now revealed more details about different populated areas that feature frontier towns. Arthur Morgan will visit some of the same areas John Marston did it seems, as some territories of West Elizabeth and New Austin will make a comeback.
First frontier town on Rockstar's list is Valentine, which is a prominent cattle auction town where many traders, ranchers, cowboys, gamblers, outlaws and prostitutes tend to end up. According to the official description, some are looking to make money, others to raise hell while the remainder are simply looking to have a good time.
Annesburg is a place where life seems a bit tougher though, since it's a coal mining town that has been supplying the area for almost a century. Working conditions are bad, pay is low and many people have lost their lives in the mine.
Saint Denis is the "gateway into North America" according to Rockstar, and is therefore "a melting pot of cultures and people" where businessmen, socialites, sailors, labourers, beggars and thieves all live side by side. It remains to be seen if this description will rustle someone's feathers the way DOOM Eternal's trailer did.
Mount Hagen is "one of the more well-known peaks in the snowy Grizzlies of Ambarino" with a few other geographical pointers but Rockstar provided no explanation why the peak might be significant, although there is one screenshot of a settlement on the official announcement.
Rhodes runs somewhat counter to the previously mentioned places as it appears "prim and prosper" on the surface but is apparently locked in a permanent struggle between two warring clans.
Strawberry is an odd one, since it used to be a small logging town but the new mayor is obsessed with making it a "cultural beacon" in order to attract wealthy tourists. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Lagras, a swamp-like area where inhabitants keep themselves self sufficient.
It seems like Rockstar have covered a wide variety in characteristics of the settlements in Red Dead Redemption 2's world which should add more depth to the exploration aspects and replayability even if checking out vistas on horseback is not your cup of tea. You can take a glimpse at Rockstar-made postcards in our gallery bellow or the screenshots on the official website.