History’s Conspiracy Theories Vs Assassin’s Creed. Read To Know Which Conveys The Truth!

History’s Conspiracy Theories Vs Assassin’s Creed. Read To Know Which Conveys The Truth!

Forget the future! We still have a lot to learn about the history of humanity. For all that we know, many historical events have a lot of controversies surrounding them. Even today, such events are being debated on a global level. Yet, the people are still unsure about the truth behind them; the reason being that the official outcomes of such incidents are laden with conspiracy theories.

Were those conspiracies true? If yes, why did the government issue contrasting statements?. None knows the answers to these questions. We can only assume the reasons behind them.

“Dude, you need to stop smoking weird shit!”, might be your immediate thought.

Well, there is a reason why I began speaking about conspiracies of the past. The legendary video game series, Assassin’s Creed, has a habit of roping in historical events to its story line. Each installment of the series showed historical connections of the highest order. We’ve all seen and played through those events. But, not many of us know that those connections relate to some of the biggest conspiracies.

Don’t worry! This history lesson isn’t going to be boring like school. So, grab your popcorn and get ready!

The “Philly” Experiment Of 1943 Did Happen

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The Conspiracy: In October 28 1943, the U.S government conducted an experiment on the naval ship USS Eldridge, in Philadelphia. Their objective was to turn the ship invisible and to do a time travel to the past. That experiment went horribly wrong and resulted with the crew on board embedded to the ship’s metal structure. Besides, there were other claims that before these consequences happened, the ship did disappear from Philadelphia and reappear in Norfolk, Virginia.

Official statement: Such experiments were never conducted.

Assassin’s Creed: The game says the experiment did happen under the order of the Templars. But, the ship didn’t travel back in time. Instead, it traveled forward in time and stayed there for a solid 18 minutes; thanks to a Piece of Eden. However, a mail from Abstergo industries shows that the company decided not to carry out the experiment any further, owing to avert time paradoxes.

Houdini’s Disappearance Act Became Real

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Official statement: Going by the records, Houdini’s death was straightforward. He succumbed to inflammation of the abdominal lining and a ruptured appendix in October 1926.

The Conspiracy: Houdini was murdered! The causes of death were too eccentric to think the death happened otherwise. One of the good things about the people of the past is that, they were too skeptical about such proceedings. They weren’t ready to jump to conclusions as we do now. The modern day people readily accept things telecasted by the media.

Assassin’s Creed: Houdini carried a piece of Eden. It allowed him to do all amazing magic tricks, which people thought he did on his own. However, the Templars murdered him to get a hold of the piece of Eden, and had many resources to cover up the incident.

The Curious Case Of JFK

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Official Statement: JFK was killed by a lone gunman Lee Harvey Oswald on November 22, 1963.

The Conspiracy: Many believe otherwise. They didn’t incline to the narrow thought process of a single man’s revenge on Kennedy. Considering the political situation of the world in that period of time, they had their doubts laid upon various entities like a mafia group, or the soviets or some black sheep under his presidency.

Assassin’s Creed: The game suggested a rather crazier theory. It seems Kenny had something really important that the Templars wanted. An extraction team was sent to kill him and retrieve the prize. The extraction group included Oswald himself, a videographer Abraham Zapruder, and Kennedy’s own driver. They killed him, and after the assassination, a piece of Eden was used to project a distraction.

The Tunguska Event Was Orchestrated

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Official Statements: Back in 1908, a mysterious object exploded right in the middle of Russia. The explosion is said to have floored about 800 miles of forest. It was supposedly caused by a meteor and the entire event was called the Tunguska Event.

The Conspiracy: A sudden explosion in the middle of nowhere? A meteor you say? Well, we didn’t hear any news of a meteor onset nor did we find any evidence of it. These were the thoughts of many theorists. Some of the theories were pointed out at ‘aliens’, ‘a secret bomb testing’ and even a ‘black hole effect’. As if those weren’t the worst theories, a few people claimed it was the work of Nikola Tesla.

Assassin’s Creed: The game backs up the conspiracy that Nikola Tesla did it! Well, he should have probably been pissed off about that thief, Thomas Edison. Actually, it seems the Templars got hold of yet another piece of Eden back in 1908. They took it to a research facility near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River. Assassins received this information and approached Tesla to destroy the facility. Responding to their call for help, Tesla used his wireless power transmitting tower to destroy the facility.

Hitler’s Death Wasn’t A Suicide

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Official Statement: Hitler committed a suicide in his military bunker.

The Conspiracy: The people didn’t completely believe the statement and were thoroughly skeptical. Knowing Hitler, he wasn’t the kind of man who would commit a suicide. Hence, this thought was followed by many conspiracies. The most popular claim is that the bodies found in the bunker were doubles and that he and Eva Braun fled for Argentina.

Assassin’s Creed: Hitler did try to escape under the noses of the allied forces. But, he didn’t get too far. The assassin’s tracked him down and killed him while he was on his way out. Schade!

Human Evolution Happened Because Of Aliens

Official Statement: Humans evolved from Apes.

The Conspiracy: Some theories state that aliens came to earth and altered the genome of the homo sapiens. This led way to the belief that the human intelligence was a result of one of those alterations made by the aliens. It even suggests that who we call today as gods, were once aliens who visited this planet.

Assassin’s Creed: Ever wondered how some of the ancient structures were so finely built within a less span of time, with absolutely no advanced technology? Well, as per the game, aliens were the first beings on this planet. They were a telepathic humanoid species known as the First Civilization. But, those aliens needed a bigger workforce to support their society. Hence, they modified the genome of the unsuspecting apes which led to the birth of mankind. The aliens used their technology and the human resources to build those amazing ancient structures. Later, mankind grew tired of being slaves and rebelled against those aliens, chasing them away in the process. The bad part of this is, the advanced technology the aliens brought, was also gone along with them.

That being said, doesn’t this analysis suggest us something? The answer is this.

Considering that the writers of Assassin’s Creed did enough research to back up their claims about history, whatever they have written might indeed be true. Replacing the pieces of Eden with some real-time powerful artifact and replacing the Templars with the so called ‘Illuminati’, all their conclusions on the events look to make some sense. If they are indeed true, we might have been looking at history the wrong way all this time.

But on the flip side, what the writers penned might also be conspiracy theories of their own.

You be the judge!

I really need to stop smoking weird shit! *Grabs a beer, instead* 😛

Know How The Game-play Of Days Gone Shifts, Depending Upon Time, Weather And You

“That’s our tagline: In Days Gone, you don’t have to go seeking out trouble, the world comes for you” – Days Gone creative director John Garvin

That tagline sounds threatening and exciting at the same time.

Now, imagine being in a quiet open world filled with zombies. You’d feel threatened, as you’d have no idea when and where, a zombie is going to run into you (I’d suggest you to wear diapers in this situation!). At the same time, you’d also be excited about killing or escaping from those zombies in all possible ways. There are different means to escape from them, and the best of all is going to be your feet (Remember rule no:1 – Cardio! You better hit the gym!).

“Why are you talking about a tagline?”, might be your question. The answer is; Days Gone is a game that completely revolves around this tagline. Nowadays, open world games are going through big transformations of how they are being represented in a more logical way. Shadow of War is a prime example of that. It hosts an intelligent Nemesis system that alters the flow of the game based on the decisions and actions you make. It is more of a ’cause and effect’ system. Days Gone has went a little further than that, and has roped in other factors that effect the game’s flow. These factors are something to be excited about and to look forward to.

Time And Weather Decide Your Fate

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All open world games go through the cycle of day and night. In the other games, you might not have noticed them to much extent. But it’s not the case in Days Gone. Every single character in the game respond and react in accordance to the time of the day and weather. Some freakers (well that’s how the zombies are called in this game) become stronger during cold conditions. These fellas are often found loitering the snow-covered places. They don’t come out when its warm, as this condition is hard for them to thrive. Likewise, the time of the day plays a major role too. The marauders would do a bonfire during a cold night, and focus only on themselves and the fire. This serves as the right time to sneak up on them. You cannot sneak on them during any other time of the day, as they’ll be continuously on guard. Time and weather are factors which alter the way you approach a particular situation.

And, this brings us to the next factor…

You Can Approach In More Than One Way

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If you come across an enemy camp, there are many methods to take them out. Though you rake-in your skills along the way, it might not be enough in certain situations. Such times call for an adaptation in the way you approach. For example, if an enemy camp is surrounded my cliffs, waterfalls or a bridge, you can make use of them too. If sneaking into the camp doesn’t work with your current set of skills, you can use your bike to drive up all the way to the bridge, and take them out with a sniper rifle. But then again, you need to have necessary resources to adapt. If you don’t have a sniper, going to the bridge is of no use. Putting your resources and skills to right use greatly changes your way of approach.

Extra : Enemy Snipers Can Do PPT presentations

Well, what do you expect? You don’t have a white board in a forest. You only have trees. So let’s do a business presentation with these trees, by swaying the pointer in all directions.

That’s how bad the enemy snipers are. You really can’t be any worse than them.

Coming back to the info, you can find a video below that explains these factors through a short game-play.

 

Do You Wish To Know Doomfist’s Abilities? They all Pack A Punch!

Do You Wish To Know Doomfist’s Abilities? They all Pack A Punch!

Finally, the wait is over for the Overwatch fans as Doomfist has arrived. He went live on the Public Test Realm (PTR) and has brought along a new story trailer with him.

Check out this story trailer.

Backstory aside, a video from Overwatch Central shows a concise breakdown of Doomfist’s abilities and they are impressive.

Hand cannon

Shotgun style, infinite range weapon with spread. No damage fall-off. Reloads automatically.
– 6 pellets fired, 11 damage per pellet.
– 4 shot ammo capacity.

Rising Uppercut

A close range punch that knock an enemy up and back.
– Damage: 50.
– Cool down: 7 seconds.

Seismic Slam

Leap forward and smash the ground.
Damage: 40-125.
– Cool down: 7 seconds.

Rocket Punch

Hold to charge then release to launch forward and knock an enemy back. Damage increases if the enemy hits a wall.
– Damage: 49-100 on hit, plus +50-150 if target gets knocked into a wall.
– Cool down: 4 seconds.

Meteor Strike

Leap up into the air. Move the targeting circle, then press primary fire to strike the targeted area.
Damage: 300 at center (drop off on the edges).
– Area of effect: ~7 meters.
– Charge required: 1500 points.

The Best Defense…

Dealing damage with abilities creates temporary personal shields.
– Passive.
– Health: +30 barriers per enemy hit with any of the three abilities, +75 barriers per enemy hit with ultimate ability. Maximum of 150.
– Duration: 1 second delay, -3 barriers per second

The rocket punch looks quite daunting from the opponent’s perspective. But overall, Blizzard has done justice to Doomfist’s abilities.

Although, the anticipation paid-off to some extent, the fans are feeling disappointed for one particular reason. Earlier this year, Terry Crews stated that he’ll do the voice over for Doomfist. But clearly that’s not the case here. It seems there have been some changes in plans and Terry Crews’s involvement in Overwatch has went back to being a mystery.

 

 

 

Experience Never Seen Before Logic, Patience And Emotion With The New Features Of God Of War

Experience Never Seen Before Logic, Patience And Emotion With The New Features Of God Of War

Sony’s E3 conference was a massive hit due to its exclusive games. One such exclusive that stood out from the rest, was God Of War. Its announcement trailer raised many an eyebrow in awe and surprise, as a result of the addition of new elements to the game.

The story goes that Kratos now lives in a distant land, far away from his home. Once driven by rage and vengeance at the loss of his family, he tries to make amends with his past by raising his son Atreus. This gist aside, God Of War has roped in other features that are worth analyzing.

Atreus Is On His Own

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There will be no escort missions involving the dad and the son. Kratos needn’t protect his son in any scenario. Atreus will be playing an active role in many missions, and will also be helpful enough to provide some aid during the game.

One such active role of Atreus, is when he helps his dad defeat a monster. In that fight, Kratos launches a flurry of axe swings at the monster, but to no avail. This is where Atreus jumps in. Knowing the situation at hand, he climbs to its shoulders, and distracts it from its defensive stance. This enables the axe blows to have a positive effect. However, the final blow to the monster is done by the son instead of the father. This attack isn’t automated and the player would need to take control of Atreus for that short period of time.

The “Axe” Effect

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This time Kratos has left his chain-swords behind, and has adopted a mighty axe. The reason for this change of weaponry goes along with the story. Since he is trying to make peace with his past, he decided to shed every bit of memory he had about him. The result of which is a changed personality, a full grown beard, and the replacement of the blades of Athena. Though the weapon has changed, the combat hasn’t. Kratos will not be having the same range of attack that he had with his blades. However, the axe will be helpful to land direct and effective hits.

A Nuanced World That Demands More Than Just Brawling

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The trailer shows Kratos face-to-face with a giant serpent. In any other God Of War game, Kratos would begin a huge brawl, by swinging his blades in all directions. However in this scenario, a conversation happens between them. It looks like they both had to form an uneasy alliance for a common purpose. This is a sign that the game is going to require Kratos to adapt another strategy than the usual ‘seek and destroy’ method. There are going to be certain areas, where Kratos needs to navigate in a different way than just rely on his berserker skills. But no one knows if he would stick to his new strategies for a long time, as there is a saying that ‘Old Habits Die Hard’.

The Finisher Is Going To Be Done By The Player

The previous God Of War games had a cinematic moment for every final take-down or finishing blow. However, those moves didn’t require the players to smash the controller buttons. The 2018 version will also have final take-downs, but will require the players to do a combo skill set. There are specific keys for specific attacks. The players need to combine them into a combo, and perform them with right timing, to execute the finisher.

That being said, these aren’t the only new features available in the new God Of War game. There would be many more to come, before the final game releases next year.

 

Gameplay Footage From Nvidia Gives You Another Reason To Play Destiny 2

Gameplay Footage From Nvidia Gives You Another Reason To Play Destiny 2

Before Bungie announced Destiny 2, the fans never expected the sequel to embrace the graphical limitations. The game was expected to be played at 30fps across all three platforms. But much to our surprise, Nvidia released a first-look trailer of Destiny 2, being played at 60fps and in 4K resolution.

The result?

Smooth and satisfying to watch.

However, it’ll stay at 30fps for the consoles. Some gamers prefer the 30fps limit, while some like to experience the 60. Regardless of the wars going on between the three platforms, it always comes down to the player’s feel and perspective.

All Game Trailers From The E3 2017 Press Conference

All Game Trailers From The E3 2017 Press Conference

he E3 2017 went live over this past weekend and many new games were revealed since then. For those who wish see the press conference videos, you can watch them at Rain Report’s Facebook page. If you wish to watch just the game trailers alone, we have listed them for you below. So, take a look.

Super Mario Odyssey

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Expansion Pass

Fire Emblem Warriors

Metroid Prime 4

Days Gone

Call Of Duty World War 2: Multiplayer Reveal For Ps4

Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds DLC E3 2017 trailer

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy E3 2017 trailer

God of War E3 2017 trailer

Detroit: Become Human E3 2017 trailer

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR E3 2017 trailer

Marvel’s Spider-Man E3 2017 trailer

Shadow of the Colossus E3 2017 trailer

Gran Turismo Sport E3 2017 trailer

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite E3 2017 trailer

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV – PlayStation VR E3 2017 trailer

Destiny 2 E3 2017 trailer

Beyond Good and Evil 2 – E3 2017 trailer

Skull and Bones E3 2017 trailer

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle E3 2017 trailer

South Park: The Fractured But Whole E3 2017 trailer

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus E3 2017 trailer

The Evil Within  2 E3 2017 trailer

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider E3 2017 trailer

Skyrim Switch E3 2017 trailer

Doom VFR E3 2017 trailer

Fallout 4 VR E3 2017 trailer

The Elder Scrolls Online E3 2017 DLC trailer

The Elder Scrolls Legends E3 2017 trailer – Heroes of Skyrim

Quake Champions E3 2017 trailer

Assassin’s Creed Origins E3 2017 trailer

Crackdown 3 – 4K E3 2017 trailer

Forza Motorsport 7 4K E3 2017 trailer

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – 4K E3 2017 trailer

Metro Exodus E3 2017 trailer

Cuphead E3 2017 trailer

Minecraft – 4K E3 2017 trailer

The Last Night – 4K E3 2017 trailer

Life is Strange: Before The Storm 4K E3 2017 trailer

Star Wars Battlefront 3 E3 2017 trailer

Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar E3 2017 trailer

Need for Speed Payback E3 2017 trailer

A Way Out E3 2017 trailer

FIFA 18 E3 2017 trailer

Madden 18 E3 2017 trailer

Anthem E3 2017 teaser trailer

Middle Earth: Shadow of War E3 2017 trailer

Far Cry 5 E3 2017 trailer

Destiny 2 E3 2017 trailer

NBA Live 18 E3 2017 trailer

The excitement was real with the announcement of these amazing games. The year 2018 is going to bring in a different and an immersive gaming experience, as stated by each personnel who announced their games at the conference. To watch the respective press conferences, check out our Facebook page.

 

Ubisoft’s E3 Trailer Teases Unannounced Games And An IP

Ubisoft’s E3 Trailer Teases Unannounced Games And An IP

Ubisoft has done a great deal to give its fans a taste of their upcoming games like Far Cry 5 and Assassin’s Creed.  But, it looks like these two aren’t the only games Ubisoft has in its pipeline. There seems to be more, which will be revealed at the E3 conference.

Supporting this statement, Ubisoft has released a trailer that teases on the new titles and an IP. The IP will be saved for reveal at the press conference, which will take place on June 12. We don’t have any information on the new IP, except the fact that it’ll be a multiplayer game with “strong live operations” and will be launched in the year 2018-19.

Take a look at the trailer here.

 

Here Is How Far Cry 5’s Reveal Art Talks A Lot About The Game

Here Is How Far Cry 5’s Reveal Art Talks A Lot About The Game

Welcome to the Hope County, Montana. The location where our latest Far Cry game is being set. A few days ago, Ubisoft released an announcement teaser, that showed glimpses of beautiful sceneries with a touch of mad violence. This makes the teaser more interesting and thrilling to witness.

If you haven’t seen the teaser yet, check it out below.

Following the teaser, Ubisoft presented the teaser art which throws a few things about the game to the light.

This time you’ll need to chase and hunt down a charismatic villian who has a cult. You will get some aid in the form of planes. You can fly around in planes in the process of chasing him down. But first, let’s take a look at the art which has a strong reference to Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

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The Leader

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This guy in the middle of the picture looks to be the main villian. He is the best groomed man in the group wearing almost everything in gray, including his beard. Though we can’t deduce anything out of the other areas of his body, his neck gives away a thing or two about him. He wears something similar to a black minister’s collar, which are usually white. From the looks of it, we are looking at a man who has his followers bound by certainties and hope, but is very evil at his core.

Judas

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Let’s take a look at the guy who is seated in Judas’ position in The Last Supper. His eyes show that he is in particular unimpressed with something and reaches his hand out to the leader to demand something for a work he has done. If he is going to don the role of Judas, then he might be a good guy in this situation and an ally for us.

Fighter Planes

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There are planes in Far Cry 5 and they aren’t just any plane. They are fighter planes that carry guns and missiles. You can get to know this, if you take a closer look at the pic above. This is a pretty strong teaser for player-controlled planes in Far Cry 5, which would be a step up from the mini-helicopter featured in Far Cry 4.

The Sinner

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This captive has “Sinner” written on his back. He has been beaten down to his core and is confined with ropes. A tattoo in his left inner arm reads “Forever” and “Ghost”. Connecting these three words, we can assume that he is either a disgraced former member of this group, or a member of the opposing team who tried to stop this group from carrying out their activities but got caught. We feel the second assumption might be a good possibility than the first one.

Flags

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Generally in America, there shouldn’t be any other flag allowed to fly other than the stars and stripes. But here we’ve got another one flying, which might represent this group. You can also see a farm to the right going down in flames while flying the american colors. This makes the group’s motives clear. They are either a rebellion group who want vengence or someone who wants the society to change as per their ambitions.

On the 26th of May, Ubisoft will be doing a live worldwide reveal on Far Cry 5. It might show a lot more details on the game and this art. Stay tuned to our facebook page to watch it.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Screenshots Reveal More Than Just The Game. Read On!

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Screenshots Reveal More Than Just The Game. Read On!

Recently, we got the news that Rockstar Games will postpone Red Dead Redemption 2’s release to spring 2018. In addition to that, we got to see a few in-game screenshots. If you haven’t seen them yet, check out our earlier post.

Ever since the screenshots were revealed, fans have been analysing those images with great sense of alertness. So did my team and we found out certain hidden clues in these pictures, which might hint at certain information about the game.

Red Dead Redemption 2’s Main Protagonist

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This character is the most prominently featured cowboy. You can see him present in almost all of the revealed screenshots. Though he might not be the only playabale character, he seems to be the person around whom most of the story revolves. His bulky outlook might point him down to be Dutch van der Linde, the leader of Marston’s gang in the last game. However, we are unsure about this.

Dual Wielding Different Weapons

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When you take a closer look at those guns in his hands, they are two different ones. This could mean, that the game would allow us to wield two different weapons in combat. Although it is hard to tell what those guns really are, we could narrow down the options to a Colt SAA and a Smith and Wesson Model 3.

The Timeline Falls In The Late 18th Century

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The guns we mentioned above was mostly used in the years 1873 to 1892, and 1869 to 1915. The images show telegraph poles and steam trains, which also date back to the late 1800s.

We Might Return To Blackwater Again

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In the left corner of the image, right above the head of the seated man, you would see the letters B,L and C. It clearly suggests the name ‘Blackwater’, with one of the pillars blocking the letter A inbetween L and C.  Blackwater is a famous location from the previous Red Dead Redemption game, which also suggests that the timeperiod might be even earlier.

These were the things that my team were able to make out from these images. However, there might be more to it than what meets the eye. These fine hidden details increases the anticipation towards the game, as we speculate on what to expect out of Red Dead Redemption 2.

 

New Screenshots From Red Dead Redemption 2 Revealed Ahead Of Its Release

New Screenshots From Red Dead Redemption 2 Revealed Ahead Of Its Release

Red Dead Redemption 2 was the most expected wild west game of this year. Fans had been speculating about its release date since day 1, which was backed up by an official release time in the fall of 2017.

But in a turn of events, Rockstar Games changed the release time to spring 2018. A specific date hasn’t been announced yet. Xbox One and PS4 will do the honors of hosting Red Dead Redemption 2, while the PC still awaits its chance. However, the company didn’t leave the fans in the dark and showed some of the screenshots from the game.

Take a look at them.

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From the looks of it, it might actually be an open world game with varied storylines to play through.

After watching movies like Django unchained, Magnificient Seven or the wild west movies of Clint Eastwood, one can say that the expecations out of Red Dead Redemption 2 are high. These screenshots tell us that the game might live more than the expectations. Until the game’s release next year, these images are something for us fans to chew on.