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Red Dead Redemption 2’s first trailer gives us a gorgeous look at the Wild West

If you weren't excited for Red Dead Redemption 2, just watch this trailer.


Sarah Weber

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 20, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 6:19 pm CDT

Just days after announcing Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games debuted a trailer Thursday morning—and it’s a doozy. 

Rather than going the explosive and edgy route, Rockstar delivers a contemplative look at the pastoral beauty of the Wild West. Capturing a steam train traveling past a herd of buffalo, a campfire beneath a blanket of stars, and a stagecoach rolling through a rural town, each scene is gorgeously rendered. 

We know almost nothing about the game so far, though Rockstar has said the game is “vast” and offers an “online multiplayer experience.” The trailer also offers few clues, but it’s so pretty we doubt anyone will complain. 

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2016, 2:06 pm CDT