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Red Dead Redemption 2 on Track for E3 Reveal?

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Gamers have been clamoring for a PC release of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, which is something that probably won't happen. However, there may be hope for a sequel, and we could have something solid on that soon. Now, take everything that follows with a heavy dose of salt, but a Redditor by the name of AnonDN1978, supposedly a former Rockstar developer, claims to have information on Red Dead Redemption 2. The game is known as Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West, and is a prequel to the events of Red Dead Redemption. RDR2 is set in the same area as RDR1, but 12 years before (so 1899).

Like Grand Theft Auto V, RDR2 will have three main characters, with two returning from the previous title. Those two characters, Seth and Irish, are who players will be able to control during single player, with the third character as a "gun for hire" working with them. More stranger missions appear in RDR2, along with roughly 30 campaign missions. The third character is apparently a user-created one, with appearance, clothing, and horse all customized by the player.

The two "main" characters are Irish and Seth. Irish will be brought up in Ireland and will move to the Americas when he is fifteen and moves to the game setting when he turns twenty one. Seth is from Kansas City and works as a teller in a bank. He then hears of a treasure and uses his life savings to bring his family to Texas in the town of Tumbleweed. Throughout the story we experience him unraveling to his state of mind in the original game, losing his wife, children, home, and possessions to his treasure.

The third person is a character you create similar to multiplayer in GTA V. You choose his clothes and horse. Although you can unlock outfits for Seth and Irish, the third person (Who you name) can acquire all different kinds of Western tops, bottoms, boots, gloves, and hats.

It sounds like an interesting experience, and especially more so when AnonDN1978 says horses can have different saddles to boost various stats, purchasable and customizable safe houses, and the fact that all of this carries over into a multiplayer mode. Multiplayer is centered on the created character, with Seth and Irish as computer-controlled companions. Many of the characters met in RDR1, even protagonist John Marston, will appear in multiplayer.

A gang system plays a central role in RDR2, with players able to join different gangs through the game. If you're feeling up to it, you can even join the side of good, although this restricts aspects like robbing, naturally. Robbing is a dangerous thing to pull off in the gang, as it may even cost you your life, but it could have some sweet rewards. A posse between four and eight players can even be brought into the single player mode and turn it into co-op, with some side and campaign missions able to be completed that way.

Red Dead Redemption 2: Legends of the West is supposedly slated to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with Rockstar planning to reveal it at E3 this year. Rockstar typically does not announce games at E3, so like with everything else stated, take it with some salt. It sounds exceptionally promising and enjoyable, but until we have some confirmation one way or the other, this remains an enticing rumor.

Source: Dark Side of Gaming



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FUZi0N on April 07, 2015 04:39

This would be amazing. RDR was one of the best games I played on my PS3.

IVIYTH0S on April 07, 2015 05:44

Reminds me I still have to play the first one (enjoyed the little bit I did on a friend's XB360), would have done so sooner if Rockstar brought it to PC...They should take some of the effort they're putting into the GTA5 PC port and port RDR finally!

slick2500 on April 07, 2015 15:19
No doubt.

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