The second trailer (opens in new tab) for Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in new tab) gave people a lot to talk about: a new main character who seems to revel in the scoundrel life, a train heist, some understated connections to the first game, and more. Generally speaking, people are pretty excited and the fan theories are already beginning to take shape, though there are some concerns brewing too. Take a look at what the internet thinks so far.
Most folks seem pretty excited
GETTING ON THAT RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 HYPE TRAIN LIKE... #RDR2 pic.twitter.com/hhN4t7YTsuSeptember 28, 2017
Red Dead Redemption 2 💯💯🔥🔥 #damnstraightSeptember 28, 2017
The train robbery scene in the new RDR2 trailer seemed to give a slight hat tip to the classic scene from the movie. https://t.co/iyg7pksZdc pic.twitter.com/WqGOPoduFYSeptember 28, 2017
me, stupid and bad before watching the RDR2 trailer: "i think i'm over rockstar games"me, wise and good after viewing the RDR2 trailer: pic.twitter.com/SXbJUe9P4YSeptember 28, 2017
Me, I just love train heists. Give me a dedicated "train heist" mission type and I'll be a happy cowpoke forever.
There's still reason to temper your hype
My feelings towards RDR2 are lukewarm. I would love to be able to play someone who isn't an asshole guy. I do not like playing asshole guys.September 28, 2017
i must be missing something because the rdr2 trailer was so fucking underwhelmingSeptember 28, 2017
RDR2 not on pc? Feels badSeptember 28, 2017
The original Red Dead Redemption remains a console exclusive to this day. It looks like Red Dead Redemption 2 will follow suit, at least at launch.
Will there be a character switcheroo?
I want her name, @RockstarGames! #RDR2 pic.twitter.com/bKPfmdx2oSSeptember 28, 2017
This is it. It's time. Make her playable, @RockstarGames. #RDR2 #RedDeadRedemption2 pic.twitter.com/W4QLJjtYRrSeptember 28, 2017
I predict @RockstarGames might be pulling an MGS2 on us. You might start as Arthur, but this is your main character #RDR2 pic.twitter.com/VW9A5bAcjZSeptember 28, 2017
Rockstar's never done a big, open-world game with a woman protagonist before (unless you count the player-made avatars of GTA Online). It would be pretty cool for the studio to buck that trend with Red Dead Redemption 2, whether via multiple characters like GTA 5 or a full on switch over.
Here's what we're all really thinking
When people start talking about another #RDR2 delay… pic.twitter.com/D7R3AJLO8ASeptember 28, 2017
Can't wait to customise my horse. #rdr2 pic.twitter.com/o05N22V75tSeptember 28, 2017
What I think of whenever I see "RDR2" pic.twitter.com/8M5MKpNKJnSeptember 28, 2017
That's just a sampling of all the discussion out there - and there's bound to be plenty more by the time Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in new tab)'s spring 2018 release window rolls around.