To say that Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most anticipated games of all time is probably somewhat of an understatement as the hype levels surrounding it haven’t really been seen since GTA V came out five years ago.
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Rockstar are keen to drip feed us information every couple of days right up to the release of the game and the latest piece involves telling us about all the locations you’ll be able to visit during it. This isn’t exactly super exciting but you probably know from playing previous games like this that these areas are going to take on a life of their own and become just as iconic as the game, so you might as well have a little read and a look about them and seem way more knowledgeable than your mates about them when you’re all talking about it in around a month’s time:
Valentine, The Heartlands, NH
A raucous, rough-and-tumble town in the Heartlands, Valentine’s livestock auctions attract traders, ranchers, cowboys, gamblers, outlaws and prostitutes from far and wide, all looking to make some money, raise some hell, and have a good time.
Annesburg, Roanoke Ridge, NH
Life isn’t easy for the miners and their families in Annesburg, which has been providing coal up and down the Lannahechee River for almost a century. Working conditions are terrible for little pay, and many men have lost their lives down the pit.
Saint Denis, Bayou NWA, LE
A key gateway into North America with a trade route that runs the length of the country, the bustling city of Saint Denis is a melting pot of cultures and people where businessmen, socialites, sailors, laborers, beggars and thieves all live side by side.
Mount Hagen, Grizzlies, AM
One of the more well-known peaks in the snowy Grizzlies of Ambarino, Mount Hagen towers above Lake Isabella to the west and Beartooth Beck to the east, which provides the main pass through the western mountain range and joins up with the Dakota River further south.
Rhodes, Scarlett Meadows, LE
Prim and proper on the surface, tensions and corruption run deep in the Southern town of Rhodes, which for years has been caught in the crossfire between the Braithwaites and the Grays, two warring plantation families.
Strawberry, Big Valley, WE
Strawberry was little more than a small logging town until the arrival of its new mayor, an East Coast eccentric, who is obsessed with transforming it into a cultural beacon for wealthy tourists, much to the bemusement of the locals.
Lagras, Bayou NWA, LE
A small, remote settlement out in the swamps of Bayou Nwa, Lemoyne, the people of Lagras live self-sufficiently for the most part, making a little money here and there from fishing and acting as guides for travelers wishing to navigate the region.
Yeah, I’m not gonna lie – reading about all those places did get me pretty pumped to play the game. Can’t wait to have a shoot out in Valentine or rob a bank in Strawberry or St Denis. Maybe hold up a train on the way to the Annesburg mine too. The possibilities are endless and we’ll find out all about them on October 26th. Not long to wait.
For more Read Dead Redemption 2, check out the original trailer here. Looks incredible.