At long last the information drought is coming to an end.
On the 2nd of May, this Wednesday, Rockstar Games will show off a brand new, official trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, hopefully giving us a glimpse of the gameplay side of things and providing more details about the game overall.
The announcement of the upcoming trailer re-confirms the October 26 release date, so this likely won’t be paired with the sour news of another delay.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has two trailers so far. The first was released on the day of the game’s official announcement, showing off several pre-rendered scenes peppered with in-engine footage. It didn’t really reveal anything about the game, other than the fact that it exists and will have an abundance of horses and gruff monologuing men.
The second trailer showed off the protagonist, Arthur Morgan, while also confirming that the game will be a prequel to Red Dead Redemption by including the returning character Dutch, with whom Morgan will work together during the storyline. It also showcased more, as of yet unnamed, characters as well as snippets of cutscenes from the game.
Since then, nothing new has been revealed about the twice-delayed game, and fans have grown restless in that time. The only source of new info was an unsubstantiated leak, with some of the information in it seeming legitimate enough while other things not so much.
In any case, on Wednesday, we’ll see more of the upcoming title.
After one announcement and one story trailer, plus two sets of screenshots, it is about time we get a glimpse of what Red Dead Redemption 2’s gameplay will be like. Hopefully the trailer will show, if not a full gameplay scenario with UI and all, some footage of the game that isn’t a cutscene or isn’t scripted.
The new trailer will be released exactly at 11 AM Eastern both on Rockstar’s website and on their YouTube channel. It’s high time we got some more details to chew on, and with the release date of Red Dead Redemption 2 approaching, it’s time for Rockstar to kick off a steadier stream of information and marketing.
Check back on Wednesday for coverage of the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer.