Rockstar have released a new trailer for Red Dead Redemption II, the highly-anticipated sequel to the exceptionally well-received 2010 open-world cowboy-themed action game.
The trailer introduces its new playable character, Arthur Morgan, an outlaw part of the van der Linde gang who steal and fight their way across the heart of America. Since the game will be a prequel to Red Dead Redemption, it details the actions that lead to the foundation of Dutch’s Gang – the gang that John Marston would go on to join, leave and attempt to bring to justice. Judging by the trailer (and the gators leaping up out of the water to chow down on some unlucky cowboys) the game will be set at least in part around a fictionalised Deep South, with some drawing the conclusion that it will be set in an earlier version of New Bordeaux from Mafia III.
Update: And just as a clarifying point: Mafia III is of course, not a Rockstar game. It was published by 2K, who are owned by Take-Two, who in turn also own Rockstar. A leaked map seems to confirm the name of New Bordeaux. But until the game is released the jury is out on whether or not it’s a coincidence.
The trailer is also available on Rockstar’s site.