Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar’s open world wild west shooty game is going to be released on October 26th. Despite that, the developers have already released the launch trailer, a full week early. In it, you can see series’ veterans’ favorite character, Blue Shirt Guy, doing all kinds of outlawsy stuff – robbing trains, robbing banks, robbing bears and being all mushy about his gang affiliation.
It’s a short one, as trailers tend to be these days – who has time to devote to that thing they’re interested in anyway? But it’s got stuff. There’s talk, there’s action, there’s characters new and old. It’s not going to do much to convince anyone who isn’t convinced yet, but it’s a nice morsel of RDR to break the monotony of daily life until the game is released, at least for a minute and seven seconds (with logos).
In other Red Dead Redemption 2 news, independent game shops aren’t getting the game before the second week of November, it would seem. According to a report from Kotaku, several mom and pop stores across the US are being denied the copies they’ve ordered until two weeks after release. Some of them have even spent money out of pocket to advertise the game’s release, figuring the marketing budget would pay off once the game goes live.
Some think the move comes as a precaution against the game leaking, since more and more big games are starting to get sold before street dates. That doesn’t explain why they aren’t getting the game with a mere two day delay, but a full two weeks. Others have chimed in with the idea that it’s a production issue, since the game comes on two blu-ray discs – not impossible, but would make Rockstar look like a bunch of incompetents.
Whatever the reasons, for the first two weeks, the game will only be available from the official console-makers’ digital stores, and select big-time retailers (the kind that usually offer exclusive preorder bonuses and such).