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Red Dead Redemption 2’s Second Trailer Confirms Prequel Setting and New Lead

Last week Rockstar Games set the internet ablaze with news that a new teaser for Red Dead Redemption 2 was imminent. The day has finally come and the developer did not disappoint. Check out the new trailer for RDR2 below:

The trailer is a short peek at what’s to come; however, there’s a lot to be discerned from the 90 second new look. First and foremost is that theories regarding the setting are evidently true–Red Dead Redemption 2 is indeed a prequel. Additionally of note is the new lead character, who like John Marston before him does run in Dutch’s gang. From the brief trailer, it’s clear that a focus on life as an outlaw will take precedent this time around.

There’s still a question of where specifically this falls in the timeline: Is Marston a part of the gang at all? How formidable is Dutch’s group at this juncture? Considering Rockstar’s penchant for releasing information piecemeal, it will likely be a while before minute details come to the fore.

Alongside the trailer, the studio also unleashed a bevy of screenshots.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 launches on PS4 and Xbox One in Spring 2018.

What are your theories about RDR2‘s setting and characters? Sound off in the comments below!

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