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Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2

PlayStation 4 | Xbox One
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Rockstar Official Site: https://www.rockstargames.co...
Publisher: Rockstar Games Classification: TBC
Release Date:
October 2018
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:59pm 06/11/18 | 2 Comments
And as topical as that sounds in this day and age, nope, it's not a real-life sentence, in the physical sense. Rather, players have found a crack in the invisible digital wall in Red Dead Redemption 2 and have started wandering into Mexico, which featured as its own content and story-heavy biome in the original game, but exists seemingly in the prequel as either DLC placeholder, or as North Korean-like proof of place through player binoculars.

As originally reported by Eurogamer, and shared by YouTuber ZacCoxTV, it's not really anything other than a barren desert with a single building left in from the original game, though something could be taken from this in regards to a true remaster of the first Red Dead being wholly in the works, and now hopefully PC-friendly. But please acknowledge right now, that's us clutching at very invisible straws.

Either way, the fact that true in-game geometry for the space exists is something we can clutch at, and we'd certainly love to see more content rise from this unique discovery, but since Rockstar is always so tight-lipped about its games and plans, we'll just have to glitch and wait and see.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:28pm 01/11/18 | 0 Comments
If you're playing Red Dead Redemption 2, chances are you've fallen in love with its audio accompaniment. The musical soundtrack alone is a dynamic wave of emotion ranging from heart-pounding to serene to mischief to trepidation, all of whch can change on-the-fly, dynamically, based on what you're doing.

Rockstar has today revealed in-depth details around how they built this sonic swoon, which features a number of big names working exclusively on what is one of the best soundtracks ever created for games.

Here's what Rockstar officially revealed:
Red Dead Redemption 2 features an interactive, dynamic score composed by Woody Jackson. Rockstar fans will already be familiar with Woody’s work on the original Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire and Grand Theft Auto V with Tangerine Dream, The Alchemist and Oh No.

The score features additional production and arrangement by Jeff Silverman (Truth and Soul, Aloe Black), with additional musical score and orchestration provided by Colin Stetson (Bon Iver, Hereditary), David Ferguson (Johnny Cash’s engineer), David Ralicke (Beck, Sons of Anarchy), Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers, True Detective), Luke O'Malley, Mario Batkovic (of Geoff Barrow’s Invada), Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Superwolf, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Prince Billy), Rabih Beaini and Senyawa, as well as contributions from over 110 other musicians including Arca (frequent Bjork, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Kelela collaborator), Duane Eddy (Lee Hazlewood protégé), Jon Theodore (former drummer of Mars Volta and current Queens of the Stone Age drummer), Michael Shuman aka Mikey Shoes (Queens of the Stone Age, Mini Mansions) and more.

All of the vocal moments in Red Dead Redemption 2 are produced entirely by Grammy Award-winner Daniel Lanois, known for producing albums for Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson as well as collaborating with pioneering musician Brian Eno to produce several albums for U2 including the multi-platinum The Joshua Tree. In addition to Lanois' production, the soundtrack features additional vocal performances from a range of award-winning artists including D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Nas, Rhiannon Giddens, Josh Homme, plus an additional track written, produced and performed by David Ferguson. All songs for both the score and soundtrack were created exclusively for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Stay tuned for more information including on the forthcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 official soundtrack release.
In our own Red Dead Redemption 2 review we wrote of the soundtrack that "This is no longer Ennio Morricone-esque, this is now pure Red Dead Redemption -- a symphony of banjos, violins, harmonicas, guitars, drums and more not trying to emulate the Spaghetti Western. A soundtrack that dynamically works to fill the player with mood and purpose, to relay a sense of romanticised proprietary..."

Rockstar has also promised that more details will be revealed at a later date regarding a standalone release for the game's soundtrack, and I honestly can't wait.
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:27am 31/10/18 | 9 Comments
Which was to be expected if you look at the continued success of each major iteration of Rockstar's now two major titles in Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption. Grand Theft Auto V still holds the retail sell-through record for its first three days at over $1 billion, however, its release fell on a Tuesday, while Red Dead Redemption 2's fell on a Friday, with the open-world outlaw epic raking in more than $725 million in its first three days.

So, technically Red Dead Redemption 2 does have the biggest "opening weekend", if you're taking into account when each game was released at retail. But no matter which way you look at it, those numbers are astronomical.

The game is also the highest ever pre-ordered game on the PlayStation Network, has the highest day one sales and the highest sales over three days on Sony's digital store. No data from Microsoft was provided by the team (likely due to an agreement keeping the PlayStation brand front and centre of the game's internal data, despite it looking best on Xbox One X for running in native 4K).
An epic tale of honor and loyalty set in the dying days of the outlaw age, Red Dead Redemption 2 follows Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. Following a botched robbery in the western town of Blackwater, the gang is forced to flee and, with federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, leaving Arthur to make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

Told across the deepest and most expansive Rockstar world to date, Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar’s first game built from the ground up for new generation hardware, and seamlessly blends gameplay and storytelling in a completely new way to deliver the experience of living as an outlaw in a notorious gang.
Click here to read our own epic review. Otherwise, just get out there and buy what is arguably one of the best games of the past decade.
Friday, 26 October 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:10pm 26/10/18 | 1 Comments
So by now you know Red Dead Redemption 2 is a must-own title. It's a benchmark for open-world games moving forward and stamps the studio as the premier developer in that space. But what nuts and bolts were updated to get Red Dead redemption 2 looking and running as good as it does on current consoles?

Digital Foundry has your back, and they've deep-dived on this in a compelling way, revealing things such as Red Dead running natively in 4K on Xbox One X, while also looking at the smaller components of presentation as well as tricks Rockstar has used to really take their open-world to another level.

This is truly interesting stuff and well worth the 20+ minute watch if you're super-keen on this game (as you should be).

Thursday, 25 October 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 10:19pm 25/10/18 | 32 Comments
Possibly one of the most anticipated games of all time, Red Dead Redemption 2 is now globally available but we've had the game for the better part of 10-ish days and we've seen some shit. So does, and or will, it live up to the hype?

Emphatically yes. Honestly, if you have some spare rupees, go and pick yourself up a console and a nice TV right now because this game; this world... it's unlike anything you've ever experienced before. Here's some choice words from our review:
What you get here is a game where… well, here’s an example of what you might experience yourself: During a play session I stayed up for eight hours straight, and in that time I managed one single mission. Just one. The mission itself couldn’t have lasted more than 10-minutes, either.

The rest of my time was spent on exploration and hunting; on being emergently jumped by a gang of hillbillies known as the Murfree Brood (there are five gangs to discover). On finding a logging camp where in-game weeks later the camp would be bare of trees and the lumber shipped -- in real-time -- to numerous towns for construction of actual buildings and homesteads. On where I would be tasked with finding dinosaur bones. Or asked to collect (read: hunt) “perfect” examples of animals for a “Wildlife Art Exhibition” (much harder than it sounds). On where a murderous serial killer left bloodied, dismembered calling cards. On collecting Cigarette collectable cards to send to a crazy collector. On gaining access to a Legendary fishing map for Legendary fish across the game-world. On emergently stopping a fight in the street, only to be roped into a fight of my own.
Click here for our in-depth (spoiler-free) Red Dead Redemption 2 review.
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:25pm 25/10/18 | 0 Comments
That is if you so choose to remove it, but then why wouldn't you? The game, as we've talked about already, is absolutely gorgeous and the less reminder you have that you're playing a videogame and just living the life of an outlaw, the better.

The companion app will feature an interactive map, the ability to go through Arthur Morgan's journal and more -- here's Rockstar's official breakdown:
The Red Dead Redemption 2 Companion App connects directly with your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as you play, delivering real-time interactive information to your smart device. Available for download on October 26th on both iOS and Android, you can pan and zoom the map, set waypoints or mark areas of interest with a tap on your screen, aiding your exploration and discovery throughout the expansive world of Red Dead Redemption 2.

The app will also show you Arthur Morgan's core info and stats in real-time on your device, allowing you to completely remove the in-game HUD from your television should you choose. Additionally, the Companion lets you examine Arthur's in-game Journal, provides stat tracking through Social Club, contains the full digital game manual, plus an optional digital version of the Red Dead Redemption 2 Complete Official Guide from Piggyback and more.
We're going to have our full, in-depth Red Dead Redemption 2 review up at 10pm tonight, October 25 so stay tuned!

Monday, 22 October 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:14pm 22/10/18 | 1 Comments
Retailer listings giving accurate time-frames ahead of announcements is something that we've come to accept in recent years. But, with placeholder dates also being thrown around everywhere it's not an exact science. Based purely on the success of GTA V on PC, Red Dead Redemption 2 will no doubt be coming soon to the platform. Months ago there was a LinkedIn profile for a Rockstar developer detailing that they were working on the port.

And so today, MediaMarkt, one of the largest tech retailers in Europe, had Red Dead Redemption 2 PC listed with a 2019 release. With a placeholder date of December 31, 2019 perhaps retailers have been given some indication that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PC next year - or MediaMarkt is jumping the gun based on what we all know.



Red Dead Redemption 2 will come to PC - it's just a matter of when.

With the PS4 and Xbox One release happening this Friday - we're guessing that the PC version is given a formal announcement either late this year or early 2019.
Friday, 19 October 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:38am 19/10/18 | 8 Comments
On October 26 you might have to make a decision, if you're a PC stalwart who lives console-less. Because one of the most anticipated games of this generation (and probably next, too) drops for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (with 4K HDR enhanced features for Pro, S and One X) in Red Dead Redemption 2.

And ahead of that day next week, Rockstar has released what is likely their last bit of teasing material with a classic 'launch trailer'. It's just one-minute long but is still more than enough to get the juices flowing. Watch it embedded below and then tell us: will you go to the console Dark Side for this gem-in-waiting?
America, 1899. The end of the Wild West era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

Red Dead Redemption 2, an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age, arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th.
Monday, 15 October 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:28pm 15/10/18 | 1 Comments
And that's work in the sense of time, quality, and in the context of the full game. Including one on a train where you had to take out a group of bounty hunters. The revelation of the sheer size and scope of Red Dead Redemption 2 comes from a new interview with Rockstar Games' Dan Houser at Vulture that also reveals that the RDR2 script was over 2,000 pages long and includes the work of over 1,200 actors.

With full motion capture performances for virtually every face in the game, and over 700 with recorded dialogue - with even the smallest roles getting several pages. A staggering amount of work from a writing and capture perspective that involved 2,200 days of motion-capture work - highlighting the fact that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been in active development since 2011. A privilege afforded by the success of the studio's previous games - where Grand Theft Auto V has earned over $6 billion USD in sales.

As Dan notes in the feature, “We’ve poured everything we have into [RDR2]. We have really pushed ourselves as hard as we can.” Which is in reference to the ten Rockstar teams across the globe that have worked on Red Dead Redemption 2. But even with a game of this size, Rockstar cut roughly 5 hours of the main-campaign in the way a movie might excise a few scenes here and there - they either didn't work, felt superfluous, or didn't add anything meaningful to the story.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is out October 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Monday, 1 October 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:49pm 01/10/18 | 0 Comments
Today is the first of October -- my birthday month, and Rockstar has been kind enough to share their newest gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, in absolute honour of me, I reckon. Well, it is a global reveal, but I'll take it anyways. So what's in store in this four and a half minutes of bliss?

Ummmm.... draw-dropping gameplay, visuals and a moving picture helping highlight the things I wrote about very recently after playing this stuff myself, first-hand. The sheer scale of the world and the depth of content in it, from minute to large and the emergent in-between, this is truly shaping up to be a one-of-a-kind.

Watch the new video embedded below and tell me you don't want to play it. I dare ya.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:52pm 25/09/18 | 0 Comments
Across animals, birds, and fish, including 19 different breeds of horses in the game. In a new wildlife themed update Rockstar provides some info on just how much detail is going into the world itself, where deer and bison roam the plains in large herds and salmon correctly swim upstream.

Deer, bison and pronghorn traverse the plains in large herds, scavengers quickly sniff out carrion, sockeye salmon leap upstream, wolves attack in packs surrounding their prey, geese fly in fixed formations, possums play dead, rodents scamper into tree hollows, grizzly bears bluff charge when threatened, and birds of prey soar on thermals. They all form part of a complex ecosystem and must continually fight for their place on the food chain. The wilderness is at once a bountiful and perilous place, for both man and beast, and any predator can quickly turn prey.

It all sounds quite remarkable, which naturally leads to the hunting and fishing side of the experience. Where not only pelts and meat can be sold at towns but also taken back to camp for food and other crafting. Even the quality of the elements you can get will vary depending on the way in which the animal was killed and what rifle was used.

In Red Dead Redemption 2 your horse is also treated as a companion where feeding and grooming play a part in their stamina, performance and handling. That and an outlet for creativity with countless combinations of saddles, horns, stirrups, and spurs.

Here's a fresh batch of screens.





Friday, 21 September 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:47am 21/09/18 | 16 Comments
Was it a sequel to one of the most beloved open world games from the previous generation of hardware? Well, that's a somewhat cynical response. Based on the teaser trailers, screenshots, and other bits of information going into our lengthy hands-on preview with the game we expected something a bit more - greatness. But even that, would be selling it short.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the real deal, a once in a generation experience - built from the ground up for modern current-gen hardware.
In many ways, the Van der Linde gang, as lead by Dutch, could be a VICE documentary more centred around cultism and cult leaders. As a servant of the cult, like Tom Cruise buying milk for David Miscavige, Arthur -- the player lead -- is at the beck and call of his transient boss. You gain new missions and relationships through the campsite, but it’s not a binary setting; it moves with the story and the characters within it shift based on your actions, interactions and choices. It’s unique in games, and stands tall as potentially the biggest shift from the first game. How deep it runs will remain to be seen, but as a hub away from the daily grind -- even though you’re kind of feeding it, it’s a breath of fresh air.

Click Here for Our Full Red Dead Redemption 2 Hands-On Preview
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:43pm 20/09/18 | 0 Comments
With a planned November 2018 launch, initially as a public beta. And like with GTA Online will be a free component of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar made the announcement earlier today, confirming that multiplayer will be an evolution of the modes found in the first game - and is being built using Read Dead Redemption 2 gameplay.

Which means getting to explore the huge open world with friends ala GTA Online.

And with word that it will "also feature constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players", expect this to become as huge as GTA Online. Of course being set in the Old West will mean a very different experience, one that Rockstar plans on shaping with the community.

"We look forward to working with our amazing and dedicated community to share ideas, help us fix teething problems and work with us to develop Red Dead Online into something really fun and innovative."

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:22pm 18/09/18 | 0 Comments
In a new update Rockstar has given some info on seven of the locations players can expect to find in Red Dead Redemption 2. From farmland to swamps and even snowy mountains, yeah, it's just another reminder just how huge this game is going to be. So let's check them out.

In picture post-card form.


Valentine - The Heartlands, NH

A raucous, rough-and-tumble town in the Heartlands, Valentine’s livestock auctions attract traders, ranchers, cowboys, gamblers, outlaws and prostitutes from far and wide, all looking to make some money, raise some hell, and have a good time.


Annesburg - Roanoke Ridge, NH

Life isn’t easy for the miners and their families in Annesburg, which has been providing coal up and down the Lannahechee River for almost a century. Working conditions are terrible for little pay, and many men have lost their lives down the pit.


Saint Denis - Bayou Nwa, LE

A key gateway into North America with a trade route that runs the length of the country, the bustling city of Saint Denis is a melting pot of cultures and people where businessmen, socialites, sailors, laborers, beggars and thieves all live side by side.


Mount Hagen - Grizzlies, AM

One of the more well-known peaks in the snowy Grizzlies of Ambarino, Mount Hagen towers above Lake Isabella to the west and Beartooth Beck to the east, which provides the main pass through the western mountain range and joins up with the Dakota River further south.


Rhodes - Scarlett Meadows, LE

Prim and proper on the surface, tensions and corruption run deep in the Southern town of Rhodes, which for years has been caught in the crossfire between the Braithwaites and the Grays, two warring plantation families.


Strawberry - Big Valley, WE

Strawberry was little more than a small logging town until the arrival of its new mayor, an East Coast eccentric, who is obsessed with transforming it into a cultural beacon for wealthy tourists, much to the bemusement of the locals.


Lagras - Bayou Nwa, LE

A small, remote settlement out in the swamps of Bayou Nwa, Lemoyne, the people of Lagras live self-sufficiently for the most part, making a little money here and there from fishing and acting as guides for travelers wishing to navigate the region.

There was never any doubt that Red Dead Redemption 2's frontier cities and towns would be numerous, but now we know that they'll be more distinct and diverse that we ever could have hoped. October 26 can't come soon enough.
Friday, 10 August 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:17am 10/08/18 | 12 Comments
The wait has been worth it. Red Dead Redemption 2's first cohesive look at gameplay, which premiered this morning is six-minutes of pure open-world tease that looks less likely to stray too far from what made the first game so memorable, but goes further to refine it.

We haven't had a lot of time to digest the whole thing, but upon two viewings we can surmise that this is not just one of the best-looking open-world games so far, but one with depth of activity and gameplay. From setting up and moving camp; making and keeping relationships, hunting, fighting, robbing, selling, buying, crafting and, importantly, creating a meaningful bond with your horse (requiring care and further gameplay), Red Dead Redemption 2 is very much an alive game-world.

The other take-aways were the option to engage with any NPC you see, to be able to antagonise or defuse situations and that amongst all of this, the game-world itself reacts to you. We also saw a number of lush and unique biomes, suggesting alongside the camp movement mentioned above, that we'll constantly be on the move. But enough from us, let the video do the talking:

Thursday, 9 August 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:44pm 09/08/18 | 0 Comments
Yeah, we've been teased for a sort of teaser, but hey, it's Red Dead Redemption 2, so we don't mind. And if you needed a good enough reason to stay up on a school night, this is it because it airs at 1AM AEST (so very early Friday morning, or later tonight).

Unfortunately that's all the information we have, but as a refresher, we've embedded the first lot of trailers for you below to watch again in anticipation of later tonight.








Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:23pm 05/06/18 | 0 Comments
With pre-orders open now for what just might be the most anticipated release of the year. Naturally the standard edition gets you the game and some added goodies, but since that's not enough for some, there are also Special and Ultimate Red Dead Redemption II editions planned. Where the majority of the bonus content is focused on story.

First up all pre-orders include two single-player bonuses - a horse and some supplies! Plus, additional goodies for those that pre-order digitally in the form of in-game cash and a few treasure maps.

War Horse: This handsome iron-grey-colored Ardennes War Horse can always be relied on in the heat of the battle. With greater courage and stamina than the average steed, this is a horse that knows how to keep its head under fire.

The Outlaw Survival Kit: The Outlaw Survival Kit contains a collection of key supplies for enduring the rigors of life on the frontier, including items to replenish Health, Dead Eye and more.



The Special Edition bonuses sound very cool. We're talking an exclusive story mission, an even better horse, and a magical talisman. Yeah, we weren't ready for that last one either.

Bank Robbery Mission and Gang Hideout in Story Mode: Get exclusive access to a Bank Robbery Mission, in which Arthur and a couple of his fellow gang members come up with a daring plan to break in and rob the bank in the southern town of Rhodes. Elsewhere, the Del Lobos Gang has taken over a hacienda – clear this gang’s hideout and rob their stash for a lucrative take.

Dappled Black Thoroughbred: This thoroughbred racehorse sporting a beautiful reverse-dappled black coat will keep you at the front of the pack with its exceptional speed and acceleration. You will also get the exclusive Nuevo Paraiso Saddle, handmade in dark chocolate leather with silver medallion detailing. This horse and saddle are available in Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode.

Talisman and Medallion Gameplay Bonuses: These special Story Mode items will give Arthur a helping hand whenever they are equipped. Attaching the Eagle Talon Talisman to his boot, Arthur’s environmental awareness skill will last longer. By carrying the Iguana Scale in his personal Satchel, Arthur will take less damage while riding on horseback.

Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses & Discounts: This collection of exclusive Story Mode boosts, bonuses and discounts will help Arthur to survive out in the harsh wilderness and better provide for his gang members and their camp. The Core Stat boost benefits Arthur’s Stamina, Health, and Dead Eye Cores. Earn more cash during robbery missions with the Van der Linde gang, and when hunting and selling animal carcasses. Receive discounts on all upgrades to the Van der Linde gang’s camp.

The Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit: This exclusive Story Mode outfit for Arthur is inspired by the clothing worn by vaqueros and banditos south of the border. The outfit features a wide-brimmed black cowboy hat, deep indigo coat, worn denim chaps, leather gloves, and boots.

Free Access to Additional Weapons: A good range of weapons is essential for survival in the Old West. Get free access to three weapons at the in-game Gunsmiths in Story Mode: the robust Volcanic Pistol, devastating Pump Action Shotgun, and versatile Lancaster Varmint Rifle.



The Ultimate Edition is all about online, with a number of goodies for what we assume will be Red Dead Online at launch.

Bonus Outfits: Get two exclusive outfits for your online character. The Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit features a long oxblood-colored coat, a vest with gold pocket watch chain, and dark pants tucked into chocolate leather boots. The Copperhead Enforcer Outfit features a fur-lined saddle-brown leather waistcoat, two-tone gloves, and pinstripe black pants tucked into black leather boots.

Black Chestnut Thoroughbred: Outrun the competition with this thoroughbred racehorse in a striking black chestnut coat and also receive the exclusive High Plains Cutting Saddle beautifully crafted in jet-black leather with gold metal accents. This horse and saddle are available online.

Free Access to the Survivor Camp Theme: Customize your own personal Camp in online with free access to the Survivor theme.

Free Access to Additional Weapons: Get access to the Volcanic Pistol, Pump Action Shotgun and Lancaster Varmint Rifle, free of charge from Gunsmiths in online.

Rank Bonuses: As a great start for all Ultimate Edition players, you can rank up faster in online, up to rank 25.



Because you can never have enough editions of a thing, a limited Red Dead Redemption 2: Collector’s Box is also planned that will include a number of tangible real-world goodies in the form of the aforementioned box, coins, pin set, puzzle, bandana, playing cards, and a copy of the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue. Very cool.

Red Dead Redemption II is out October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:53pm 08/05/18 | 0 Comments
The latest trailer for Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 dropped last week. Which included confirmation that it was indeed a prequel and that the first game's protagonist John Marston would be featured in some capacity. Today we've got a decent batch of new screens.

Featuring new protagonist Arthur Morgan, Dutch, John and the rest of the Van der Linde gang. What can we glean from it all? Well, in addition to the game looking fantastic - to the point where we can only imagine just how impressive it will be in 4K HDR - there seems to a definite gang or posse theme.

As John Marsten was quite the loner in the original Red Dead Redemption, this looks to be the opposite. And we can only imagine how this will play into mission structure. Will it feature multiple character heists like GTA V? We're thinking it will.











For more sweet Red Dead Redemption 2 screens head here.
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 08:54am 01/05/18 | 6 Comments
Titled "Official Trailer #3", the next trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 has been earmarked for a very early morning release this coming Thursday, Rockstar has announced.

And yeah, it would normally seem a bit weird to create such a fuss around a trailer release date, but hey, this is Red Dead Redemption 2 we're talking about, so it doesn't really matter now, does it?

1AM AEST on Thursday, May 3rd is when we can all stay up late and grab a bag of popcorn as we hotly anticipate Red Dead Redemption 2 "Official Trailer #3". Until then, it's errr... business as usual.

Oh, and for posterity, catch the first two trailers again embedded below.









Friday, 2 February 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:51pm 02/02/18 | 0 Comments
For many Red Dead Redemption 2 represents THE game for 2018, a new open world western from Rockstar that for the most part is still shrouded in secrecy. Outside of a few teaser trailers and screenshots. Today, Rockstar announced a release date - October 26, 2018. Sure, it might be later than expected but it's now time to officially start the countdown.

Alongside the announcement Rockstar also posted an apology, based on the understanding that Red Dead Redemption 2 was going to be out mid-year.

We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish.

We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it.


On the plus side, we've got a batch of amazing new screens.