Red Dead Redemption 2 is no doubt the most anticipated game of 2018. After five long years since Grand Theft Auto V and nearly a decade since the first Redemption, Rockstar is finally pulling the curtain off what looks to be their best game yet.
From intense, fluid gunfights to intimate moments with the Van der Linde gang, Red Dead Redemption 2 looks nothing short of breathtaking in the newly released six minute gameplay video which gives us an introduction to the stunning world of Rockstar Games’ western, Red Dead Redemption 2.
The year is 1899, the West is dying as civilization expands and the law begins to hunt outlaws. Dutch Van der Linde, his right-hand man Arthur Morgan, and their notorious gang of outlaws must pack up shop and go on the run. As you explore the dying West, you’ll be exposed to new activities such as hunting, camping, mini-games like gambling, and more.
You’ll also get into your fair share of gunfights in newly refined gunplay where Dead Eye makes a return. The melee combat has also been heavily reworked from previous Rockstar games to allow much more intense and realistic brawls rather than clunky fist fights like in GTA V or the original Red Dead.
Red Dead Redemption 2 also wants to allow players to define who their Arthur Morgan is. Is he a ruthless killer or a criminal with a heart of gold? It’s up to you to decide via new mechanics like the ability to threaten and interrogate civilians and anyone in your path. Now, enough talk. Just watch the gameplay video you all came here for.
The graphics look truly unbelievable. Captured from entirely in-game footage in 4K, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a real looker with insane lighting effects from the way the moonlight shines down and creates an almost silhouette of Arthur Morgan and the way the sun intensifies every scene. It’s clear that Rockstar Games has outdone themselves and Red Dead Redemption 2 will be worth the wait.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be releasing on October 26th, 2018 for Xbox One and PS4.
THE RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2: SPECIAL EDITION, ULTIMATE EDITION AND COLLECTOR’S BOXPRE-ORDER NOW TO GET THE WAR HORSE AND OUTLAW SURVIVAL KIT, PLUS ADDITIONAL BONUSES FOR DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS
All pre-orders of Red Dead Redemption 2 will include this pair of Story Mode enhancements:
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.
DIGITAL PRE-ORDER BONUSES
In addition to the War Horse and Outlaw Survival Kit mentioned above, digital pre-orders on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store will also receive these added rewards:
Cash Bonus for Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode: The Van der Linde gang is always looking for ways to make more money and bring in new supplies. This in-game cash bonus will give Arthur Morgan enough to buy a weapon, some food, a handful of useful items and ammunition.
Treasure Map: Secret buried treasure can be found throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. This exclusive Treasure Map for Story Mode will give Arthur a head start on the hunt for hidden riches. Must pre-order by August 15, 2018.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2: SPECIAL EDITION
The Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition delivers exclusive content for Story Mode including:
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 Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store, the Xbox Store, the Rockstar Warehouse and at other select retailers.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2: ULTIMATE EDITION
The Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition delivers all of the Story Mode content from the Special Edition plus additional bonuses for online including:
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 Outfitfeatures 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 Saddlebeautifully crafted in jet-black leather with gold metal accents. This horse and saddle are available in 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.
The Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition is available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store, the Xbox Store, the Rockstar Warehouse and at other select retailers.
BONUS GTA$ FOR DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS
No matter which version you choose, all digital pre-orders from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Store will receive an immediate infusion of GTA$ to their Maze Bank accounts in GTA Online:
Red Dead Redemption 2: Standard Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$500,000
Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$1,000,000
Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition Digital Pre-Order: Get GTA$2,000,000
Digital pre-orders for Red Dead Redemption 2 made via the PlayStation Store will receive an automatic download for their bonus GTA$ on PlayStation 4. For digital pre-orders from the Microsoft Store, the GTA$ bonus will be delivered to your Xbox message center 7-10 days after your pre-order. Your code can be redeemed on your Xbox One or Xbox.com.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2: COLLECTOR’S BOX
The Red Dead Redemption 2: Collector’s Box, available exclusively from select retailers and the Rockstar Warehouse, features a curated assortment of outlaw essentials all packaged in a thick gauged metal tithing box (Red Dead Redemption 2 sold separately).
Metal Tithing Box with Lock & Key: Inspired by the lockbox used by the Van der Linde gang to stash contributions to the camp’s upkeep, this thick gauged metal box includes a lock & key, and features black metal band detailing and an engraved Cornwall Freight & Commodities plaque.
Collectable Challenge Coin: Featuring the majestic American Buffalo on one side and a scenic landscape on the other side, this engraved, gold-colored collectable coin comes in a magnetic presentation holder with a black, engraved plaque describing the history of this endangered species.
Double Sided Puzzle: This double-sided, 100-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle features an illustrated view of the bustling port of Saint Denis on one side, and a classically inspired Rockstar Games logo on the reverse.
Six Shooter Bandana: A staple for any frontier outlaw, this bandana features a traditional paisley-inspired pattern with hidden weapon iconography throughout.
Treasure Map: Printed on durable, unrippable paper, this exclusive treasure map reveals the location of some buried treasure that may start Arthur on a search for more riches hidden throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2.
Pin Set: This set of six individual pins includes representations of key weapons from Red Dead Redemption 2 including a shotgun, revolver and Dead Eye “X” marker. The set comes in a canvas carrying bag.
Playing Cards: Commemorate the outlaws of the Van der Linde gang with this fully illustrated deck of playing cards featuring key members of the gang including Arthur Morgan, John Marston, Javier Escuella, Bill Williamson and Dutch van der Linde.
Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue: The one-stop shop for everything from weapons to clothing, the Wheeler, Rawson and Co. Catalogue is an essential shopping tool for turn of the century life. This complete 150-page book is a replica of the edition found in stores throughout Red Dead Redemption 2.
12 Cigarette Cards: These beautifully-illustrated collectable cards can be found throughout the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. This physical collection includes one select card from each set like Famous Gunslingers and Outlaws, Stars of the Stage and Marvels of Travel and Locomotion.
The Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector’s Box is available now for pre-order from theRockstar Warehouse and look for it to also be available from select retailers.