Red Dead Redemption 2 Characters Revealed by Rockstar
With Red Dead Redemption 2 launching in less than two months, Rockstar Games is beginning to release more details about the game. We already know about its limited edition collectibles and we’ve seen some incredible Old West gameplay. Now we have a better idea of the individuals populating the game’s universe. On September 6, Rockstar provided some quotes and images of twenty-three in-game characters, including its predecessor’s protagonist John Marston.
The tweet storm began at 8 AM Eastern time and continued until 7:30 PM, with posts coming in half-hour intervals. Rockstar opened with Red Dead Redemption 2’s antagonist, Dutch van der Linde, and, fittingly, closed with protagonist Arthur Morgan. Below are all 23 quotes and character profiles, in order of their posting.
Oh, poor sweet John. Those doubts will follow you forever. Moving on.
Rockstar did not provide any insight into these characters’ roles in the game. It’s safe to say from some of the quotes that many of these individuals will be a part of the vile van der Linde gang. Players will cross a map of unprecedented size chasing down Arthur Morgan’s former cohorts in Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s been hinted that players may have the option to spare some of the men they’ve been tasked to hunt down. No word yet whether these players will appear in the game’s likely Battle Royale mode.
The vast majority of these quotes show the brutality and harshness of Red Dead Redemption 2. Only Lennie Summers, Pearson, and young Jack Marston show any sense of optimism. This is going to be a dark and violent game, as if we didn’t know that already. I can’t wait to meet all of these characters and the hundreds more populating the Old West.
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Drew is a freelance writer for DFTG. He's the former Managing Editor of Haogamers and has been published in the Chicago Tribune and The Paragon Journal. He also edited the novel Three Brightnesses and Artist Journey: Rachta Lin (2016 and 2017 editions).