It’s time to get hyped, cowboys, because Red Dead Redemption 2’s gameplay will be shown off for the first time in a new video set to premiere tomorrow, Aug. 9.
Rockstar Games announced the official gameplay video on Twitter this morning. It’s pistols at dawn, or at least 10am Central Time. This will be the first time that gameplay will be the focus, after the three more cinematic trailers previously released.
The video will premiere on the Rockstar Games website, as well as Rockstar’s YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels. As the prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, it is one of the year’s most hotly anticipated games.
The new title takes place about 20 years prior to the events of the previous game, and it follows the story of an outlaw named Arthur Morgan. He and the previous game’s protagonist, John Marston, are both members of the Dutch Van der Linde gang, and much of what we’ve seen revolves around settling old debts and surviving in the rapidly modernizing frontier.
The gameplay video will likely show off some of the sprawling open world, Rockstar Games’ claim to fame. There will undoubtedly be a ton of content to play through in the game, along with multiple areas to explore, memorable characters, side quests, horse riding, bird shooting, gambling, rambling, rough housing, drinking, and ideally an engaging story. Maybe some of those donkey glitch people here and there.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will release on PS4 and Xbox One on Oct. 26.