THE OUT­LAWS MARSTON & MOR­GAN

Sim­i­lar names, very dif­fer­ent lives

PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 -

Red Dead Re­demp­tion saw ex-Dutch Gang mem­ber John Marston be­ing forced to find and bring to jus­tice some of his old com­rades. Those you hunt down, and Marston him­self, fig­ure promi­nently in the plot of Red Dead Re­demp­tion 2. “Marston’s story was about the very end of that pe­riod and the mod­erni­sa­tion of the world,” Rob Nel­son, co-stu­dio head at Rock­star North, tells us of the first game’s 1911 set­ting. “John was a lone out­law brought back into a life that he tried to leave be­hind.”

The world might still be chang­ing in RDR2’s 1899, but di­alling back the clock a bit al­lows a re­fo­cus on a much more no­to­ri­ous life. “This new game was a chance to tell a dif­fer­ent kind of story,” says Nel­son, “about an out­law still liv­ing and work­ing in an ac­tive gang at the peak of their no­to­ri­ety, even as the gang starts to feel the pres­sure of a world chang­ing around them.”

“MOR­GAN CAN CARRY TWO RE­VOLVERS, DUAL-WIELD­ING IF HE WANTS.”

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