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Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Confirms John Marston, Van der Linde Gang

Finally! This Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer won’t have you staring at boring (beautiful) landscapes. Check out some juicy story scenes here.

Rockstar confirms fan favorite John Marston

Seeing how Red Dead Redemption 2 takes place 12 years before the first installment, our favorite gunslinger John Marston wasn’t exactly a shoe in. Thanks to the trailer above fans can rest easy. Marston makes small appearances throughout the trailer. Marston is known to have rolled with the┬áVan der Linde gang up until something went wrong during a robbery years before the first game.

This trailer highlights a small moment when John is seen standing behind some of the gang members. Speculation leads to potential missions with the gang featuring Marston’s unknown story. One scene includes him in a sticky situation with an emphasis on his freshly stitched face. Perhaps the origin of his famous and mysterious facial scars will be revealed by Rockstar in Red Dead Redemption 2. Considering where Rockstar took John’s story in the first game, it’ll be interesting to revisit his past and learn how he met his wife Abigail through the Van der Linde gang.

The end of an era

Besides John, Rockstar finally showed off important snippets on how the game will play out. It seems like the end of the wild west era is upon us, and the remaining outlaw gangs are being hunted by lawmen. No surrender equals death. The following is the game’s description straight from Rockstar:

America, 1899.
After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

After multiple delays, Red Dead Redemption 2 is locked and loaded for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26th. Unfortunately, a Windows PC version has not been announced by Rockstar. Their track record shows us that a PC version will probably be releasing after the initial release date of the game.