In the original Red Dead Redemption, you play as John Marston as he seeks to rebuild his life again. Before this, he was part of the Van Der Linde outlaw gang.
While the original game shows a few of the remnants of the gang, in Red Dead Redemption II, it’s a prequel where you will see them in their glory days. You play as Arthur Morgan, a right-hand man of the gang led by Dutch van der Linde.
Rockstar has now revealed all the names, character art, quotes and basic description for the gang members that you will meet in RDR II. There are a few returning characters- Marston, his eventual wife Abigail and son Jack are all part of the gang. So is Dutch, Bill Williamson, and Javier Escuella- all of which played a big part in the first game as antagonists. Uncle is also here too.
The new characters for RDR II are a mix of conmen, sharpshooters and those down in their luck. The first gameplay trailer showed that Arthur can spend time with gang members that can open up opportunities. You get to see Arthur drinking at the bar with Lenny Summers, joining Micah Bell in his plans to “redistribute some property” and listens to Hosea Matthew’s long-tale about stealing a chicken at the campfire.
It’s a rather big gang, there’s 23 of them including Arthur. Given this is a prequel, it will be interesting to see how many of these new faces will be handled. They can’t all be dead by the time RDR is set, can they?
Red Dead Redemption II will gallop its way to release on October 26th for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Source: Rockstar Games