Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Gives Us Our First Look at Gameplay

Rockstar has finally revealed Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay in a new gameplay trailer.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Ever since Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced, there have been a lot of questions about what it will actually look like, moment to moment. The first game was gorgeous for its time with such a strong sense of place, and many want to see what Rockstar could do to mimic that on new hardware. We've seen glimpses of landscapes and story content, but until you see characters walking around in open space, there is always going to be the question of what the game actually looks like when playing it.

Thankfully, we now have that new trailer showing us just that. As promised yesterday, we just got the gameplay reveal of Red Dead Redemption 2. The game looks gorgeous, with amazing landscapes and towns to get lost in. As with Grand Theft Auto V, it was narrated and explained through each aspect of the game. We saw a nice bit of combat in here, with a small notion of the story too. The game really does look varied especially in its environments, from mountains to deserts and even to swamps. It also walks through the camp and the outlaws you will be running with, with nice little hubs to mess with that rely on your giving them resources.

The game also has a lot of choice with it, and it made a point to say you will be able to interact with the world past just your gun. The whole thing looks exceptionally ambitious and gorgeous, as you'd expect from the developer. This looks like the ultimate cowboy fantasy that will certainly get people jazzed. Take a look at the fairly lengthy video here:

Oh, and also, this is just the first of several gameplay videos coming.

It really isn't all that long until the game hits in the grand scheme of things. There are still a lot of questions about the game, and I think that is on purpose. Rockstar doesn't have to overshare on the game. The game will sell. This is the perfect level of reveal though and I'm certainly enticed. Red Dead Redemption 2 will land on October 26th, 2018.