The hunt continues for any clues into the narrative of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2, and some fans think they have sufficient evidence to suggest that the next game in the series will be the prequel that many predicted.
The various hints and rumors suggesting Red Dead Redemption 2 is a prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption are primarily found in recent online activities of known voice actors involved with the first game. Much of this rumor milling has occurred over the past week, hinting at the direction for the next installment:
- March 7th: An actor’s resume was discovered, revealing him to have done motion capture for Dutch in RDR2. Dutch dies in the first game (spoiler alert), meaning the character’s return in the next game raises some definite questions.
- March 8th: One fan came forward with the discovery that voice actor Steve J. Palmer from the first game rejoined Twitter the September– prior to the official RDR2 reveal- and began following many of his fellow RDR actors.
- March 10th: Voice actor Roger Clark—who also recently started following various Red Dead Redemption voice actors—was discovered to have liked a Red Dead Redemption 2 speculation video. This could be nothing, but Clark’s voice sounds distinctly similar to the voice-over that covers the Red Dead Redemption 2 reveal trailer.
- March 11th: A fan discovered that actress Cali Moore, who is credited for work in the Red Dead Redemption 2, is friends on Facebook with numerous voice actors from the first game including Benjamin Bryon Davis (Dutch) and Steve J. Palmer (Bill Williamson), as well as Roger Clark.
- March 13th: Another popular gaming voice actor, Noshir Dalal, was discovered to be Facebook friends with the same general group of actors.
While this theory is not yet confirmed, the network of relationships from the actors of the first Red Dead Redemption, as well as their apparent connection with the new installment, paints the picture of an upcoming prequel that follows the old bandit gang of previous protagonist John Marston. The folks over at RedDeadNet will undoubtably keep digging in the name of their “Great Treasure Hunt.”
There is currently no official release date for Red Dead Redemption 2 outside the window of fall 2017, but retailers may have leaked the launch date as October 20th. The game is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but there is currently no word on a PC release.