Latest Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Confirms Huge Fan Theories

Ever since the initial previews we’ve gotten for Red Dead Redemption 2, there have been all sorts of interesting fan theories. Some of them made a lot of sense, some of them were more of a leap, but with the latest trailer, now we know that most importantly, some of them are being confirmed. There’s still a lot of details that are up in the air, and won’t be cleared up until the game is actually released, but for now we’ll work with what we’ve got.

This is one of the most highly anticipated upcoming games, people love their RDR and it should come as no surprise that the sequel has generated massive buzz, even with such limited information about it. Each trailer and sneak peek give more and more insights into what we can expect to see, so for starters, check it the latest one:

It’s only 1:29 in length, but that’s plenty of time to reveal some crucial information about what we can expect from the upcoming Rockstar masterpiece. The first trailer came out last October, and didn’t reveal a whole lot. This new one doesn’t seem to show a ton, either, but it definitely gives some new insights.

For example, one of the things that has been confirmed in this new trailer is that it takes place before Red Dead Redemption, and not afterwards, which is huge to know. RDR2, at least according to this trailer, appears to follow the story of the Van der Linde gang, which clears up more information but also opens up a whole other series of questions for us to wonder about as well.

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It’s worth noting that John Marston, the main character in the first Red Dead Redemption game, was a member of this gang, however we’re not entirely clear on the time frame and whether or not this second entry takes place before, after, or while he was running with the gang. It’s unclear what role, if any, he’ll play in RDR2. Some people have speculated that the second game could feature his son, or even his father. Rockstar has mentioned that RDR2 follows the…

“Story of outlaw Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang as they rob, fight and steal their way across the vast and rugged heart of America in order to survive.”

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If everything remains on schedule, we can expect to get our hands on Red Dead Redemption 2 in the spring of 2018, on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That is, of course, unless there are any delays, and frankly we’re okay with waiting a little longer if that’s what it takes to put the finishing touches on it. Rockstar are not known for rushing their games, and so far it has been worth the wait, so in the event that things do get delayed, just remember that they’ve earned the benefit of the doubt.

Some of the more out-there fan theories will have to sit on the back burner for now, until we’re privy to more trailers, but these initial confirmations still help to fill in some of the blanks and will definitely spur a whole new series of theories about what we can expect from Red Dead Redemption 2.