Red Dead Redemption 2 may or may not feature multiple protagonists but it wouldn’t be surprising if Rockstar goes down this road. Rockstar has successfully implemented this design in Grand Theft Auto V already.
What’s interesting is that there are indications that we may not only see multiple heroes, but they may take us to different timelines as well.
It is a safe assumption that some of these characters look similar to favorites like John Marston, Landon, Dutch and Bill Williamson. That is great news and one to suggest that this is a prequel.
Those who played the first game (Redemption) would know that John is dead so the poster featuring Marston is a strong indication of a prequel. But what’s interesting is that there are trains in the footage we saw a few months ago. This is odd because a prequel should be set before the 1900’s which means no trains.
It is possible that Red Dead Redemption 2 is trying to pull off an Assassin’s Creed where present, future, and past met. Or similar to Godfather 2 where the entire past, present, and future ties in to serve a greater purpose. One has to wonder if Red Dead Revolver timeline has any connection to Red Dead Redemption 2.
Rockstar released the game on PS4 which means the developers are definitely acknowledging its existence. And a couple of guys we are seeing on the poster are from Revolver.
What if Red Dead 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2 are one game? One game to end it all, the future and the past tied together in one game. Consider it a hybrid of a prequel and a sequel but instead of getting games we end the trilogy with one game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is releasing on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime this fall.
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