Red Dead Redemption 2 will see the return of several key features from the original Wild West-'em-up including the Honor system, confirming beyond any doubt that it is indeed a Red Dead game, innit.
According to several previews that are doing the rounds for the cowboy sequel, Rockstar Games' highly anticipated open-world title will once again track your actions, whether they be honorable or dastardly. As previously revealed, you'll be stepping into the boots of Arthur Morgan, a member of the notorious Van der Linde gang.
IGN observes that Red Dead 2's population 'exists,' living out their daily routines regardless of whether or not you're in the area. They'll react accordingly to your actions too, so if you fancy being a bit of a git and aim your gun at them, they could either cower in fear or stand their ground and get right back in your face.
Apparently, Morgan will also set up a community camp with his fellow gang members, where you'll need to indulge in a spot of wood chopping and water gathering. The Telegraph makes particular note of Red Dead Redemption 2's lush visuals, which feature a level of depth and ambition that far outweighs Rockstar stablemate Grand Theft Auto 5.
'We’re aiming for depth while giving the player as much space as we can,' commented Rockstar North's Rob Nelson. 'Starting with the map, to the story that we’re telling and the way you react to the world and the people in it; it all feels within the same resolution and makes sense.'
Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26. Watch the new trailer here.