Better Red than Dead

By Reuben Gonzales - Video Game Warriors

Train robberies, rustling cat- tle, running from the law - these are the way of life for an outlaw in the Dutch Van der Linde gang. Rockstar will finally be taking players back to their Red Dead series set in the Wild West.

This time around players will control Arthur Morgan, who is a member of the Dutch Van der Linde gang.

The game takes place in 1899, during the end of the Wild West era in a huge open world map. The game starts with a robbery gone wrong in the small town of Blackwater, this sets in motion a mass of bounty hunters and marshals that the gang must run away from.

The player will have to nav- igate through the gang's in- fighting, and will also be able to choose between staying loyal to the gang or turn a different route.

Returning players to the franchise will notice that there are some characters from the first game returning, such as John Marston and of course Dutch Van der Linde.

The Honor system from the first installment will be making its return in this game, which will put a larger emphasis on how characters interact with non-playable characters.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will see an arsenal of weaponry the player can utilize to knock off banks or save their bacon.

Along with an expansive weapons arsenal, players will also have access to the Dead Eye skill trait. This trait allows players to slow down time and get more skilled shots on enemy combatants.

The other elements and keys to staying alive in the west were one's ability to camp and hunt for food.

Players will be able to im- prove their camp by foraging for supplies and hunting for food.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will also have an online mode effec- tuality called Red Dead Online. The game mode is set to release in its beta form sometime in November.

There is yet to be any huge

news released for the multiplay- er version, as far as how charac- ter creation will be or if it will be preset characters like the first game.

The game rolls out Oct. 26 and comes in a variety of edi- tions:

• The Standard Edition, $60, comes with the game. If you pre-order you can get the War- horse and Outlaw Survival Kit.

• The Special Edition, $80, comes with Bank Robbery Mis- sion and Gang Hideout, Dap- pled Black Thoroughbred, Tal- isman & Medallion Gameplay Bonuses, Gameplay Boosts, Cash Bonuses & Discounts, and the Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit, plus free access to Addi- tional Weapons.

• The Ultimate Edition, $100, comes with everything in the Special Edition plus bonus Out- fits for your online Character, Rank Bonuses, Black Chestnut Thoroughbred, free access to the Survivor Camp Theme and more.

So, what will you decide? Will you be an outlaw or will you change and become a better citizen?

EA struggles to make Star Wars Battlefront 2 enjoyable to fans:

Electronic Arts makes a move to tempt some of their players back. They will finally be add- ing new heroes and villains throughout the year.

The first of the new villains will be General Grievous. He will be one of the largest char- acters in the game and will wield double lightsabers to im- pose fear.

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