As you can see above, the cover shows our protagonist, Arthur Morgan, pointing a revolver with silhouettes of Dutch Van der Linde and his gang beneath him (along with part of the American flag). For those of you who have been following this game from the beginning, this cover should be very familiar seeing as parts of the artwork have been shown in previous trailers.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will take place 12 years before the events of the original Red Dead Redemption. You play as Arthur Morgan, who is apart of the notorious Van der Linde gang. Here is a quick synopsis of what we can expect from Red Dead Redemption 2:
“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.”
Although it has been confirmed that Arthur Morgan will be our protagonist, many have speculated that John Marston will also be a playable character in the story as well. Marston was the main protagonist for Red Dead Redemption and has been confirmed (via the latest trailer) to play some kind of role during these events.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on October 26th, 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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