Multiple other Red Dead Redemption 2 characters have been revealed a month before the game releases, adding to the number of different characters we’ll be running into as a member of the Van der Linde gang. These come on the heels of other characters that we’ve heard about in other news.
There are six newly-announced characters: Susan Grimshaw, Leopold Strauss, Molly O’Shea, Karen Jones, Micah Bell, Charles Smith, and Hosea Matthews. Each of these will likely be playing some part in the story no matter how minor. Considering the background of the Van Der Linde gang, which will be including camp followers that give you various services in the game, you’ll likely come to know all of these new characters.
The new Red Dead Redemption 2 characters entering the world of Red Dead come shortly after we had a large number of characters that we know being revealed too. Former (or perhaps future?) protagonist John Marston and his wife and son, Bill Williamson from Red Dead Revolver, Mexican “freedom fighter” Javier Escuela, and Dutch Van Der Linde himself were revealed back in May.
The fact that we’ll be seeing a lot of characters from the original Red Dead Redemption likely means that we’ll be going on a cross-country journey much like what we did in the first game, traveling from the American Southwest to Mexico and back again during the story as Arthur Morgan, a new protagonist. And, with the Marstons in the picture, we’ll likely know how it ends, especially since Morgan isn’t one of Marston’s targets in the first Red Dead Redemption game..
You’ll be able to see all of these Red Dead Redemption 2 characters, along with all of the returning characters from the original Red Dead Redemption, when Red Dead Redemption 2 releases for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on October 26 of this year.