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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date & News: What Red Harlow’s Return Means

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date & News: What Red Harlow’s Return Means

Nothing is stopping players from trying to dissect just what Red Dead Redemption 2 is about. It seems fans have uncovered more story details. That is, of course, if their theories are right.

It can be remembered that Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most-awaited titles from Rockstar Games. After all, the ambiguous ending to Red Dead Redemption leaves a lot to be finished. However, it seems RDR2 will be more than just something to tie loose ends.

If fans are right about Red Dead Redemption 2, then players are up for some intense narrative courtesy of the creators of Grand Theft Auto. This also means there’s a slate of new features on the wait for players. However, what is RDR2 about?

Red Dead Redemption 2: Red Harlow

The theory came courtesy of Redditors in the RDR2 subreddit. They claimed to have spotted protagonist Red Harlow in the trailer of the new game. This means he may actually be part of the seven characters in the new poster image for the game.

However, the evidence itself appears to be a bit lacking in structure. Only Rockstar Games can confirm it at this point. Regardless, there are a lot of implications if Red Harlow really is part of the game’s cast.

According to, this implies that the game is actually a prequel of sorts. If he does appear as a main character in the new game, then he has to be significantly older than the events of Red Dead Revolver. It can be remembered that Harlow stars in the latter, which makes him a significant character in the events of the game’s mythos.

Sadly, this means Red’s story might end with the game. This is because there will have to be a significant event that will “usher” the arrival of the main protagonist. After all, Red has to significantly age through the course of the game.

The consideration about his age is important because John Marston, the protagonist of Red Dead Redemption, has to be younger than Red Harlow. Rockstar Games will probably put them together if the game is indeed a prequel. However, only Rockstar Games can confirm this.

Other Theories

Other fans speculate that Harlow may actually be the “bounty hunting boss” in the new game. After all, Harlow has made a name for himself in the bounty hunting business in Revolver. It’s no surprise if he gets to maintain peace in the new game.

If Harlow does become a significant character in the game, then Rockstar may explore his native ancestry. It can be remembered that Red Harlow is the son of Nate Harlow, a gold prospector. His mother is Falling Star, the daughter of the Red Wolf Tribe’s leader. This gives Rockstar a lot of opportunity to make a political commentary and satire about the Wild West, and have a bit of a history lesson as well.

Of course, other theorists say Red’s appearance is already a given. He was mentioned in a campfire story in the first game, after all. He was even a DLC character model in Redemption‘s online mode. However, if Red truly is the focus of RDR2, then shouldn’t the game be Red Dead Revolver 2?

Red Dead Redemption 2Rhenn Anthony Taguiam | Video Games Republic

A more detailed picture of the cast of Red Dead Redemption 2. Image from

Also read: Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date May Come To PC – Here’s Why

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