Rockstar has shared another gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, ahead of the game’s launch in just – try to contain your excitement – 25 days.
The latest look at the epic open world Western basically confirms most of what we’ve already heard about the game, namely that it’s ridiculously huge and absolutely brimming with detail.
Oh, and it’s damn gorgeous. We knew that already, but it’s worth repeating: This could easily be the prettiest console game of all time. Take a look at the new trailer below.
A similar trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 was shared by Rockstar back in August, showing us just how jam-packed life in the old West really is. The new footage shows us tons of cool new side activities and mini games, like rounding up cattle, and that weird game where you stab through your fingers and try to avoid your hand. What’s that called?
I just Googled it. It’s called knife game, apparently. Nobody strained any brain cells there.
Anyway, in addition to hand stabbing and cattle collecting, we also get a look at train heists. We also get a look at train heists. I feel that was worth repeating, because holy crap, do they look awesome.
As if that wasn’t enough for you greedy monkeys, it was also revealed that the world will react to you in more detail than ever before. They won’t just remember if you’ve caused problems in town before, or recall the time you shot someone’s grandad in the kneecaps for fun – they’ll go so far as to comment on the way you dress, shave, and groom yourself.
Naturally, they’ll have plenty to say if you fail to dress, shave, or groom yourself too. Wild West, baby.
We also got a good look at Red Redemption 2’s overhauled Deadeye system, offering an insanely cool way to take down multiple enemies in slow-motion – which is just as well, since you’ll have your hands full just trying to stay alive in a world where the law are cracking down on criminals just like you.
Other fun features include the ability to burgle houses, take up a career as a loan shark, and a brand new bounty system in which hunters will track you down for the price on your head if you’re too badly behaved during your time in Red Dead Redemption 2.
If you’re still after more, why not take in the game’s immersive first-person mode? Hell, if you get bored of being an outlaw you can just go chop wood or play Poker for a few hours, or even just take in a show to pass the time.
If anyone’s ever told you Red Dead Redemption 2 is just GTA with horses, you’re gonna need to show them this trailer. This game is something special. Which probably explains the hefty install size, by the way.
Needless to say, with so many new features and details packed into a gorgeous open world package, Red Dead Redemption 2 could very easily be the biggest Rockstar game of all time, and one we’ll all be playing for months to come when it launches October 26.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.