Rockstar just sent over the second trailer for Red Dead Redemption. Entitled “My Name is John Marston”, it shows off some more of the characters that you’ll be encountering, a little bit of the truly beautiful environments and of course, lots of gunplay and badassery. While the premiere trailer for the game looked more like a traditional western, this new one’s got the stink of Italian cinema all over it.

Stunning, ain’t it? Let’s hope it’s the western game we’ve been waiting for all these years.

Red Dead Redemption recreates the American West at the turn of the 20th century: a violent and turbulent time of rapid growth and change. Players become the partially reformed outlaw John Marston; blackmailed by the government, his family threatened as he is forced to traverse the vast and unforgiving expanses of the Western frontier in search of members of his former gang. In a dangerous world full of opportunistic criminals, corrupt officials and settlers battling the elements in a struggle to survive, Marston’s journey takes him from the dusty and lawless frontier to the civilized towns of the North, and down into a Mexico on the brink of a full-scale civil war. 

“This is our vision of the American West: beautiful, bloody and action-packed. The game is a true epic, and has been developed with the same production values and attention to detail we put into all our projects,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “Red Dead Redemption represents another milestone for us in the development of open world games.”

Rockstar also just announced an official release date for the game- April 27th, 2010 in North America, with the rest of the world getting it on April 30th.