Rockstar has finally lifted the lid on the primary cast of Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar has a penchant of creating good characters in each game that they make, regardless of the setting and tone. The gameplay video of Red Dead Redemption 2 speaks for itself, and it looks undeniably incredible. The new story will be a prequel of the original Red Dead. It puts the players among the Van der Lind gang 12 years before John Marston starts his mission to hunt them down. The company has already posted cool character portraits with quotes for each member of the Van der Linde Gang- headed by Dutch.
There are mainly new faces here; however, if you have played the first Red Dead Redemption, you will recognize several of these ruffians, for instance, John Marston, his wife Abigail, and their son Jack. John Marston, the main protagonist of the first game, is given the same attention in this game. Since this game is a prequel of the previous title, Marston will still be part of the Van der Linde gang. Therefore, he will feature as a prominent character.
The characters that John is tasked with hunting in the first game also put in an appearance with Javier Escuella and Bill Williamson both showing their ugly mugs. Uncle, another character that fans of the previous game are familiar with will also be represented. An image of Arthur Morgan, the game’s protagonist has also been released. It is going to be fascinating seeing how this group got along back in the good old days of the group. Seeing how deep the interactions with these new characters will be exciting.
Meanwhile, some of the new characters that have been revealed include the scholarly-looking Leopold Strauss. He is an “unemotional” and a “shifty” loan shark originally hailing from Austria. And he is the bookkeeper of the gang. The double-gun toting Sadie Adler is a relentless widow who is looking to avenge her dead husband. The scruffy looking Micah Bell is “ an unpredictable and wild” hitman. The hatchet-wielding Pearson, a “ loud and jolly degenerate” who also serves as the gang’s cook and butcher. And the gun-toting Karen Jones, a scam artist who is described as ‘bold and full of fun.”
There is also Hosea Mathews. He is the Dutch’s closest colleague and right-hand man, and a gentleman thief and a “master con artist.” Reverend Swanson, is an “ex-clergyman who has been lost to debauchery”; Mary-Beth Gaskill, who dupes people with her good-natured and kind personality thus making her the perfect criminal; and the “iron-willed and tenacious” Susan Grimshaw, the gang’s arbiter of justice.
Without saying much, the characters sound like interesting people. There are many more characters, and you can check the descriptions and bios for these characters on Rockstar’ site.
Rockstar has been working on their Red Dead Redemption 2 hype machine of late. Recently, they released a wanted poster for Dutch Van der Linde. The game will be officially launched on 26th October for Xbox One and PS4.