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Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay aims to please

Rockstar’s highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 is the prequel the the exceptionally popular open world western Red Dead Redemption and will show the daily life of the outlaws that turned John Marston into an infamous gunslinger.

News from Rockstar has been as quiet as a door mouse for the most part, with fans left wondering what to expect from the game with only months left till launch, that is until now…

Today we have finally been graced with our first gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, showcasing just a taste of what the open and expansive world has to offer. The game  looks to be a massive expansion upon the first games design abilities and promises to bring new ways to interact with the environment and its NPC’s.

In the 6 minute long trailer we are shown explosive jailbreaks, saloon brawls and gunfights, and that’s all just in the first couple of minutes. Starring Arthur Morgan, as the main protagonist of a group turned outlaws following a failed bank robbery, you will travel across the vast and varied landscapes of 1899 America. Avoiding feds as you traverse through deserts, swamplands, towns, cities and snowy mountains full of predators, prey, and scavengers.

Rockstar is promising to deliver a living, breathing world here with Red Dead Redemption 2, a world where your decisions truly matter and will impact what type of outlaw you become. Will you kill everyone who gets in your way or simply flex a little muscle? What about bargaining skills? All of these decisions will impact you as you continue on your journey through the games main story. Alongside this human NPC interaction mechanic there is a new way to interact with the animal NPC’s of the game. Your horse is now more than just your trusty mode of transportation, needing to be trained and having their own emotions each horse can impact your gameplay style.

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Horses can be tamed and ridden same as in the first game, however the breed of horse will play an important part this time around. Each breed will behave in its own unique way; some may get spooked quickly in a fight whilst others might be better suited to traversing certain terrain. Read Dead Redemption becomes a bit like a pet simulator here as you’ll need to build a bond with your horse to increase certain stats, to do that players can feed and groom their horses and calm them when they get spooked.

Thankfully Rockstar has promised more gameplay videos to come before the games October 26th launch date, but with over 2 million views already on the official Rockstar YouTube channel since its release fans are definitely lapping up this helping of campfire goodness.

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Will you be taking the time to get lost out west again or is this one too much of a time investment? Let us know in the comments.