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"Red Dead Redemption 2" will be released before the end of 2017. Facebook/Red Dead Redemption 2

“Red Dead Redemption 2” may have already been announced, but it brought an onslaught of questions regarding the story, its plot and the game’s relation to John Marston, the franchise’s beloved protagonist. However, a deeper look into the trailers and posters hint at his particular role in the upcoming title and how it helps converge the two earlier games.

ScreenRant argues that the plot could be the lacking bridge between “Read Dead Revolver” and “Red Dead Redemption.” There have been various reports, after all, which claim that the upcoming Rockstar Games title will be a prequel to its predecessor.

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A closer look at the poster shows one man on the far left that looks very much like John. This idea negates the possibility that “Read Dead Redemption 2” is a sequel to “Red Dead Redemption,” as players saw his death and burial in the 2010 title. Furthermore, John’s placement in the poster is paramount as it puts him not in the centre and therefore indicates that he is not the leader of the group.

This is an important piece of information as John was tracking down his former gang in "Read Dead Redemption." At the beginning of the game, it was the only way for him to gain his freedom.

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As IGN pointed out, most fans of the “Red Dead” franchise may have been so focused on the seven men from the “Read Dead Redemption 2” teaser that they might have forgotten to take a look at the location. The West undoubtedly plays a large role in setting the theme for the franchise, and this is only proven by the short clip provided by Rockstar Games.

The publication went on to say that Los Santos and Blaine County -- the two towns most visited by players of “Read Dead Redemption” -- provide a distorted look into American history. It said that the West oftentimes dwarves a story and its characters by making itself vital. The franchise would indeed be nothing without its Western roots.

"Read Dead Redemption 2" is expected to reach markets within the last four months of 2017.