(via ign.com) Rockstar has released a new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. It reveals the first official details about the game’s story, which will be a prequel, and star a new character, Arthur Morgan – not John Marston.
Rockstar describes the game as “the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive.”
The Van der Linde gang is also known as Dutch’s Gang, which the last game’s protagonist, John Marston would eventually join (and leave).
We also see several different kinds of environments, including the expected Old West towns, prairies, pine forests, snowy mountains and crocodile-hiding swamps.
Leaks last year suggested the game would be a prequel, set to the east of the first game’s location (including a version of the fictional city of New Bordeaux, the setting of Mafia 3). Both of those facts seem to be true, given Dutch’s younger appearance in the trailer, and the description of the “heart of America” as a setting.