Red Dead Redemption 2 Lets You Talk Your Way Out Of (Or Into) Trouble

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The Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay trailer has dropped, revealing all the mechanics behind how protagonist Arthur Morgan will interact with the world, his gang, and even his horses and assorted wildlife. Rockstar is making sure that the world and its inhabitants can be interacted with in ways aside from shoot-outs, and one large part of that is an expanded conversation system.

In the trailer, Morgan is seen interacting with characters in a variety of ways based on contextual conversation prompts. Two prompts are available at a time, and they change based on actions you've already taken. We see prompts for Greet, Defuse, Antagonize, Threaten, Dismiss, Beat, Rob, and Choke, among others.

In practice, the trailer shows a few examples. Arthur antagonizes a local into fighting, and later defuses a tense situation with a man brandishing a gun by telling him he doesn't care about his business. He stops a witness by firing a warning shot, and then he can threaten him to keep him quiet. At one point he comes along a man hanging precariously from a ledge, and can either help him up or kill him. That segment of the trailer ends by saying it's up to you decide just how honorable Arthur Morgan is.

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While the focus of the new trailer was definitely gameplay, we got a little hint of story as well, including the return of some notable characters. Check out the new Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay trailer here and read about the new features here. RDR2 releases on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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