Red Dead Redemption 2’s Stunning Launch Trailer Brings The Hype To New Levels

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We’re getting so wonderfully close to October 26 – otherwise known as the date Red Dead Redemption 2 launches and ends multiple relationships, careers, and social lives. I can’t wait. 

To celebrate the impending end of all things, Rockstar has shared one final trailer for the open world Western epic, and it’s a doozy.

You can check it out below:

Everything we’ve seen and heard about Red Dead Redemption 2 up to this point has been extremely promising. Rockstar has been working on this game for the better part of a decade to ensure it can live up the legacy of the first Red Dead Redemption – a game many consider to be the definitive Western experience.

RDR 2 is packed with stunning – and occasionally baffling – details all designed to immerse us in its meticulous world, from realistic weapon degradation, to a first person mode, tons of side missions, and even horse testicles that shrink in the cold. If that’s not GOTY material, I don’t know what is.

If you weren’t already convinced that the game is set to be absolutely massive, we recently learned that it’ll have a whopping 105GB install, and may even ship with two discs on PS4 and Xbox One, if recent reports are to be believed.

It’s a good thing then, that Rockstar recently announced you’ll be able to preload this juggernaut game from Friday (October 19), provided you pre-ordered Red Dead Redemption 2 anyway. If you didn’t, you’ll have to install on launch day so you can play the game sometime in the New Year (if you’re internet is anything like mine).

All in all, I think it’s fair to say that the hype for this game has now reached critical mass. I’d try and tell you to temper your expectations, but to be honest at this stage I would be genuinely surprised if Red Dead Redemption was anything less than superb.


Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

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.