America 1899, Red Dead Redemption 2 is set 12 years before the events of the original Red Dead Redemption and 7 years before John Marston was shot and left by the gang in 1906.
The first trailer released in 2016 mainly focused on the environment while the second trailer released in 2017 focused on Arthur Morgan. This time around, the third trailer gives us a look at the story and what to expect in the new game.
Along with the trailer, Rockstar also released a synopsis of the game.
“America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed.
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.
From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age.”
Red Dead Redemption 2 is scheduled to be released on October 26, 2018. It will be available in PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.