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Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer: Was That John Marston?!

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Should I start this article off with a “yeehaw” or is that too on the nose? I’m leaning towards the latter.

As promised, Rockstar Games released the latest trailer for its stupidly anticipated open-world Western, Red Dead Redemption 2. The trailer in question is occupied with the sorts of flair you’d expect from a game of this calibre, with plenty of cowboy shenanigans to be found. Oh, it appears that the protagonist of the previous iteration of the series, John Marston, also makes his appearance – presumably to the delight of fans across the globe.

Of course, you’ve probably clicked this in order to actually see the trailer, and you can absolutely do that below.

On top of seeing a returning John Marston, consumers were reassured with the release date for Red Dead Redemption 2. That’s right, gamers can re-circle October 26, 2018 on their calendars, because that’s when Rockstar Games’ latest hits shelves of both a physical and digital nature. Those still worried about another delay (and who could blame them at this point?) for the title can rest easy as well, since Take-Two – Rockstar Games’ parent company – is confident that it won’t be pushing the finished product back again.

At least, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said as much via GameSpot:

“The entire focus of this organisation is on delivering the highest quality entertainment experiences of any kind. More often than not, we feel proud that we’re able to do that. All of our labels are focused on releasing a title when they reach that apex of effort and perfection. And in this instance, Rockstar Games felt more polish was required, and naturally we are in favour of that decision [to delay Red Dead Redemption 2]. The date of October 26 is set, and I am confident that will be the release date. We are incredibly excited about it.”

So, who’s ready for some cowboy action?

Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018.

You can follow Riley on Twitter @TheRileyLittle for lots of gaming stuff. Like… uh, news. Maybe a joke or two that he’ll laugh at? On second thought, maybe you shouldn’t follow him.

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