There’s been plenty of exciting news today for fans of Rockstar’s upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.
First there was the reveal that Sony would be releasing a Playstation 4 Pro bundle for the release. The bundle includes a 1 TB PS4 Pro system, a DualShock 4 wireless controller and a physical copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 for $399.99. There is no custom design for the console, in the way that Sony had for Spider-Man. Although you are paying for the benefit of the console with a free copy of the game. The bundle has appeared on American retailers like Amazon and Best Buy for pre-order. However there is no mention on the blog of any retailers in the UK or Europe.
Next up in the news comes in the form of a new feature post on the official Rockstar website. Which informed us all that around 200 species of animal populate the world across a diverse array of habitats and climates.
It follows as such:
“The diverse habitats and climates of Red Dead Redemption 2 are home to around 200 species of animals, birds and fish, all of which behave and respond to their environment in a unique way. Deer, bison and pronghorn traverse the plains in large herds, scavengers quickly sniff out carrion, sockeye salmon leap upstream, wolves attack in packs surrounding their prey, geese fly in fixed formations, possums play dead, rodents scamper into tree hollows, grizzly bears bluff charge when threatened, and birds of prey soar on thermals. They all form part of a complex ecosystem and must continually fight for their place on the food chain. ”
The post also shows off some high quality artwork which you can look at here.
The post continues to bring more information regarding hunting all of the lovely animals that populate the wild. From the sounds of it, hunting will have more of an impact on the game this time around. As hunting will be important for “providing food, materials and a source of income.” Similar to the first game you can also skin and butcher the animals you kill. However leaving them alone for too long will draw in scavengers, posing more of a threat to your well being.
Horses are also back as your trusty partners. Horses have also received a similar upgrade to how they functioned in the first game. The feature details: “There are 19 breeds of horse in Red Dead Redemption 2 from Appaloosas and Arabians to Shires to Mustangs, each of which handles differently with its own defined characteristics.” Meaning there will be more of a thought process as to what horse you pick to take on your adventure.
Once again you can check out the full details on the official feature page here.
Red Dead Redemption is looking to be one of the most detailed and anticipated games of the year. Will you be purchasing it Day 1?
The game comes out October 26th, 2018 and can be pre-ordered now for Xbox One and PS4.