While we patiently wait for Red Dead Redemption 2 later this year, Rockstar Games has begun launching a new video series that shows off various aspects of gameplay. The first video, titled “Introduction part 1,” explains the base camp system and the different ways in which you can interact with people in the world.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out October 26 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The gameplay video focuses on the Van Der Linde gang, of which new protagonist Arthur Morgan is a senior member of. The gang isn’t the typical collection of bandits, however, it’s actually more of a nomadic family of people.
As the story progresses the gang will have to pick up and move around, but the base camp always serves as a home for Morgan. Everyone can be talked to and relationships can be strengthen, gaining new secrets. Morgan can go hunting and bring back food and pelts for his people to improve morale (as well as sell them in town). And Morgan can also spend some time to play card and dice games with buddies.
While the world of Red Dead is still a violent Western, guns aren’t the only means of interaction. When targeting anyone in the world, Morgan has a wealth of options to choose from, including simply greeting them, or antagonizing them into a fight. He can point his gun to induce a surrender, or take out his fists for a more direct approach to intimidation.
Horses are a major part of Red Dead Redemption as well. Judging from the video, horses will have different skill sets and uses. They also have their own inventory where you can store extra guns, as well as animal pelts. You’ll need to bond with your horse to improve its temperament, which sounds a lot like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Rockstar teases future videos that reveal more about Red Dead Redemption 2 in the weeks leading up to launch on October 26. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB (most likely M for Mature).