×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Rockstar Shows Off Frontier Towns of ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

One of the most exhilarating aspects of “Red Dead Redemption” was exploring the world by horseback, and players can find even more to discover in the bigger world of the sequel this fall. Rockstar Games gave hints of what players can find in the way of frontier towns for new protagonist Arthur Morgan to make his way through on its official game site Monday.

The major territories of West Elizabeth and New Austin are back in the next game, but there are several new areas to check out, from “the mountains of Ambarino to the plains of New Hanover to the swamps of Lemoyne,” according to Rockstar. While there’s screenshots, Rockstar also shows off some gorgeously stylized postcard renditions of these new areas.

First up, there’s the “rough-and-tumble” town of Valentine. Located in the Heartlands, this town attracts everyone from cowboys to ranchers with its livestock auctions.

If livestock trading sounds dull, maybe Saint Denis is more your scene. Described as “bustling,” this city attracts businessmen, laborers, thieves, and others with its access to a key North American trade route.

CREDIT: Rockstar Games

Annesburg is not doing as well, as the struggling mining town’s working conditions have made lives difficult for its citizens. Perhaps this is an area where Arthur can do some unexpected good (or make things worse, if that’s your play style)?

For a change in climate, Mount Hagen of the Grizzles area gives players a snowy setting to travel through.

Warring gangs are not new to “Red Dead Redemption” but two warring plantation families, the Braithwaites and the Grays, wreak havoc in the southern town Rhodes, located in Lemoyne.

For a less busy area, the settlement of Lagras in the swamps of Lemoyne appear to be a good spot for hunting and fishing, as the website notes that its residents are self-sufficient and act “as guides for travelers wishing to navigate the region.”

And finally, the deliciously-named Strawberry is a tourist town thanks to the efforts of its “eccentric” new mayor.

Nuevo Paraiso, the Mexican territory from the first game, is still unconfirmed for the sequel, and (perhaps notably) left out of Monday’s update. As one of the fan favorite territories, though, Rockstar could just be holding out until “Red Dead Redemption 2’s” Oct. 26 release date to reveal more.

 

More Gaming

  • Bioware Maps Out The Next Three

    Bioware Maps Out The Next Three Months of 'Anthem' following Launch

    BioWare has detailed the next 90 days of content updates and events scheduled to be introduced to the recently launched “Anthem”. The roadmap is broken down by months, starting with the February launch of “Anthem” which will see the addition of three freeplay events – Outlaw Outrage, There be Giants, and Shaper Surge. In March, [...]

  • EA Australia's Firemonkeys Suffers Layoffs, Takes

    EA Australia Studio Firemonkeys Suffers Layoffs, Takes Over 'Sims Mobile'

    Electronic Arts Australia developer Firemonkeys has been hit by layoffs following a decision by the publisher to reorganize staff to focus on live services, an EA spokesperson tells Variety. Firemonkeys will now be taking over the development of “The Sims Mobile” from the Maxis Mobile team. “The FireMonkeys studio is working on some of our [...]

  • Google Reportedly Unveiling Project Yeti Streaming

    Google Reportedly Unveiling Project Yeti Streaming Hardware At GDC 2019

    Google is hosting a keynote at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 19, and rumors are swirling around what it could entail. 9to5Google reports that, according to a source familiar with the event, it could very well feature Google’s upcoming Project Stream service as well as the Project Yeti hardware meant [...]

  • Microsoft Prepping Game Pass for Nintendo

    Microsoft Prepping Game Pass for Nintendo Switch (Report)

    Microsoft and Nintendo are working together to bring Xbox titles the Nintendo Switch, according to Direct-Feed Games via Game Informer. The arguably most exciting rumor is that Microsoft-exclusive “Ori and the Blind Forest” will be published on the Nintendo Switch, though there are more titles supposedly coming to the device in the future via Game [...]

  • EA Denies That it Demanded Takedown

    EA Denies That It Demanded Takedown of Negative 'Anthem' Review

    YouTuber Gggmanlives says Electronic Arts paid him to review “Anthem” and subsequently “blacklisted” him for the negative review, which the company denied in a statement to Variety on Friday. EA denies that the takedown request was due to the negative review, but says it was instead in response to the video not meeting its disclosure [...]

  • New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft

    Patriots, 'Overwatch' League Team Owner Robert Kraft Charged in Human Trafficking Case

    Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and Overwatch League team Boston Uprising, is one of more than two dozen charged Friday with soliciting prostitutes in connection with a sweeping nearly year-long investigation into human trafficking across South Florida, police said. Kraft, 77, faces two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution according to [...]

  • Avalanche Studios' Co-Founder Departing in April

    Avalanche Studios' Co-Founder Departing in April

    Cristofer Sundberg, co-founder of Avalanche studios, announced his upcoming departure from the company via Twitter on Thursday. Sundberg, the chief creative officer, will leave in April, after 16 years. He originally founded the studio alongside Linus Blomberg, the chief technical officer of Avalanche. Sundberg will leave behind a studio which created the notable “Just Cause” [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content