Red Dead Redemption 2 has just released, it is already the most critically-acclaimed game of this generation and is making some serious waves.
In the game's vast and dense open-world, Rockstar Games as snuck in a small little Bully easter egg that is quite easy to miss – unless, of course, you are a massive Bully fan.
The spoiler-free version of the easter egg is that the phrase "Canis Canem Edit" appears at one point during the game. For those that don't know: Canis Canem Edit is the name Bully released under in Europe, and literally means "Dog Eats Dog" in Latin.
Okay, here's the spoiler version of the easter egg. In the game, there's a side-quest dubbed "The Noblest of Men, and a Woman." In it, you have to track down numerous gunslingers. After they've all be found, the quest ends, and you end up in a duel with one of the quest's main characters. And when you win, you get rewarded with a revolver.
But not any ol' revolver, it's a revolver with "Canis Canem Edit" engraved on both sides of the barrel. It's the best weapon in the game if you ask me. Now this easter egg is likely nothing more than, well, an easter egg. Easter eggs are in virtually every game these days, and it wouldn't be very surprising if Rockstar wanted to celebrate a piece of its past with Red Dead Redemption 2. And that's the point of easter eggs, a callout to something either you (as the dev) like or that fans will appreciate.
It could just be an easter egg. But, is it possible it's a little tease that Rockstar Games' next release is a Bully sequel? It's unlikely, but it might be possible. And given the recent casting leak that suggests Rockstar is working on a Bully Sequel – in addition to previous, less substantial leaks – it's not hard to imagine this is more than a simple easter egg. It's a stretch, but we gotta keep the hope alive!