A merry band of people
Several days ago on Wednesday, September 5th, Red Dead Redemption 2 developer, Rockstar Games posted a picture of a wanted poster. The poster had a representation of Dutch van der Linde who is the leader of the Van der Linde gang that has been terrorising the Wild West.
On September 6th, Rockstar Games posted multiple Red Dead Redemption 2 related pictures and each of them came with an illustration of a character from the upcoming open-world Western. Each character artwork also had a quote from the character which gives us a small glimpse into how these people think.
I will go into detail about several of the character artworks posted by Rockstar Games and will gather them all up in one place for people to look at.
All of the following pictures come from Rockstar Games Twitter.
Red Dead Redemption fans may remember Dutch from the first game, he was one of the antagonists that RDR 1 protagonist John Marston had to find and take out.
Dutch is the leader of the Van der Linde gang which is known for robbing banks and trains and committing several other crimes. In Red Dead Redemption 2, Dutch and his gang are on the run from the law and continue to rob and kill.
I’m interested to learn more about Dutch. In the first game, we got a good idea of the kind of man he was but I felt like his character wasn’t explored that much.
The man, the legend, John Marston. Marston is one of my favourite video game characters of all time and whilst his return was inevitable, it’s always nice him.
We knew that Marston was a member of Dutch’s gang thanks to the first game.
Abigail Roberts eventually becomes John Marston’s wife, as in the first Red Dead Redemption, she is known as Abigail Marston. I wonder if we will see the wedding between Abigail and John take place in RDR 2?
Jack is the son of John and Abigail Marston and in Red Dead Redemption 2, he will be a young boy growing up amongst the Van der Linde gang. Fans of the series know that Jack grows up to be a fine gentleman with a strong sense of justice.
Uncle is also present in the first Red Dead Redemption, he lives with John and Abigail Marston. Not much is really known about Uncle, other than that he is an alcoholic and lazy.
It will be interesting to learn more of Uncle’s backstory in Red Dead Redemption 2 and hopefully a proper name.
Sadie Adler is present a lot in the trailers that we’ve seen so far for Red Dead Redemption 2, which is making me think that she is going to be a major character.
I quite like the design for Sadie and in the trailers, she comes across as a no-nonsense person who can get the job done. She also seems to be quite close to RDR 2 protagonist Arthur Morgan, hopefully, this angle is explored in the game.
Arthur Morgan is the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption 2 and from what we’ve seen so far, he looks like an interesting character.
We already know a bit about Arthur Morgan but the big question is, will he be as memorable and likeable as John Marston? We’ll find out come October 26th.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26 for PS4 and Xbox One.
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