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Red Dead Redemption 2's Newest Images Reveal its Complex Ecosystem; Will Feature Over 200 Animal Species

Red Dead Redemption 2's living world will really "feel" living, as it will host hundreds of different types of animal species in its environment.

As one of the most anticipated titles of the fall, Red Dead Redemption 2 is aiming to deliver players a much deeper and more immersive open-world than we’ve ever seen before, and a key component of that will be how players interact with its environment and the animals that players will find.

Rockstar Games has released some new information and images from Red Dead Redemption 2, with the developer this time around focusing on the game’s assortment of wildlife and a deep, complex ecosystem around them.

Alongside highlighting many of the fauna that players will find in the game — such as wolves, bears, horses, and much more — Rockstar also highlighted that the game will feature over 200 different species of animals, birds, and fish, which will “behave and respond to their environment in a unique way.”

With such a wide assortment of animals and other species present, players will need to utilize hunting and fishing as they provide “food, materials, and a source of income.” As a result, players will need to pay careful attention to the type of equipment they are using to hunt, such as using “the right gauge of rile for the size of the animal that you’re hunting,” while shot placement and your choice in weaponry will also impact the quality of the meats and pelts that you claim from your successful kills.

Red Dead Redemption 2 will release for PS4 and Xbox One on October 26th, 2018. For a closer look at the game’s dynamic ecosystem and assortment of animals, you can check out the new artwork and screenshots below. You can also pre-order the game ahead of its release over on Amazon.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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