"These violent delights have violent ends." Excuse us... it might be all of the Westworld we've been watching recently, but the latest trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 has us questioning the nature of our reality, and once again wondering if we're going to choose a white hat or a black one.
Rockstar Games is back with a sequel to its 2010 western open-world wonder game, Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar had previously broken new ground in the world of sandbox games (go anywhere, do anything, um, kill anyone) with its Grand Theft Auto series, and the first Red Dead game saw them taking their mechanics to the wild west. Rockstar has since re-invented the wheel (the sprawling, incredible, subversive Grand Theft Auto V being the result), but now it's putting the brakes on all of the impotent rage of present-day Los Santos, and are almost ready to take us back to the west.
The new game is actually a prequel to the first one, taking place in 1899. Players will step into the boots of Arthur Morgan, who will have to choose between his gang and his own morals. Take a look at the latest trailer and check to see if you can spot someone you might know:
Is it just us, or does the gentleman held at a knife's edge look like John Marston? He was the main character of the previous game, and we know from that game's story that he was a former outlaw. This happens only eight years before Marston takes center stage, so he could certainly make an appearance.
We don't know for certain that it's him, but we do know that the game looks absolutely gorgeous. The visuals are some of the best we've ever seen, though we'd expect nothing less from a Rockstar product. It appears we can look forward to a return to the running, riding, gunning, and thieving of the first game, with a train chase thrown into the mix.
Or, if the series follows suit, we can just wander around the prairie collecting flowers and herbs. We never did that, but just knowing that we could do that made all the difference.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available on Oct. 26 exclusively on the PlayStation 4. Will you be playing it? If you do, will you mow down everything in your path, or pick pretty flowers for hours? Let us know in the comments.