"Red Dead Redemption 2" is scheduled for release within the latter half of 2017. Facebook/Red Dead Redemption 2

When “Red Dead Redemption 2” was first announced, the gaming world woke up amidst a heavy fog of rumours. After months of speculation, Rockstar Games officially released the trailer of the upcoming title, which is now poised to serve both its game publisher and players well.

Watch the trailer for “Red Dead Redemption 2”

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The trailer, as noted by The Verge, is uncharacteristically devoid of much action. The “Red Dead” franchise has solidified its name in the gaming world as a game full of gunplay and violence, so seeing only glimpses of weaponry in the trailer is a bit of a shock. There are, instead, several shots of wildlife, nature and travel.

The wildlife -- like a racoon feasting on a prey and vultures picking at a carcass as a dog is ignored -- really comes to life in the trailer. It makes the feel of the game slightly heavier and more animated, albeit in a rather melancholy way. Various shots involve picturesque images of nature as well, which only indicate that the map in “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be a large one.

There is also plenty of travel evidently involved in the game. While the older titles in the “Read Dead” franchise used horseback as the standard means of travel, the trailer indicated other platforms. It would seem that “Red Dead Redemption 2” players will be able to use canoes and buggies as well.

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Generally, the trailer does not give much away, and fans of the franchise are still itching to learn more about the actual storyline and gameplay. Nevertheless, analysts have already claimed that “Red Dead Redemption 2” will be a success, at least in terms of sales.

As noted by Games Industry, Macquarie Securities analyst Ben Schachter has estimated 12 million units will be sold. This number, while already staggering, is expected only for the second quarter of Take-Two’s fiscal year.