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Leaker claims to know what Rockstar’s Project Bonaire is

Published: 30/Aug/2019 21:07 Updated: 30/Aug/2019 22:05

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Rockstar‘s ‘Project Bonaire’ left fans clueless after its mystery reveal back on August 21, and now one notorious Grand Theft Auto leaker claims to know what it is.

Bonaire first surfaced on August 21 after Australian ratings board IARC refused to classify the Rockstar project, claiming it to be because of the inclusion of sexual content and violence.

This led many to guess what the mystery project is, with fans of both Bully and Red Dead Redemption 2 holding out hopes for some sort of sequel or DLC. On August 30, a leaker claimed to know what is actually is.

Australian Classification BoardThe IARC refused to classify Project Bonaire.

What is Project Bonaire?

On August 30, infamous Rockstar leaker ‘Tez2’ tweeted about the project, and claimed that it is actually a PC port for Red Dead Redemption 2.

He also added that he is unsure as to why the IARC refused classification for a game it’s passed before, but it could be because of some new content added to the port that isn’t in console versions.

“Rockstar mysterious title called “Bonaire” is the code name for RDR2 PC. As to why it was refused classification is unknown, but I would assume it’s because of something new within the PC version as the Australian government seems to be okay with the console versions.” he said.

The leaker later theorized that another reason for the refusal could be because of the Rockstar Editor program, which was first introduced in GTA V and allows players to create videos of their gameplay within the game.

Australia had actually taken issue when the feature was first released, so it’s not impossible that a RDR2 addition would cause problems with the same board.

“Interesting enough, the Australian Classification Board had problems with GTAV Rockstar Editor back in 2015. It won’t surprise me if they are having problems with RDR2 Rockstar Editor which should be coming with the PC version.” Tez2 tweeted.

Project Bonaire release date

When asked about a possible release date for Bonaire, the leaker gave a vague timeframe for the end of 2019 or early 2020, but warned that it could be a placeholder.

“It’s planned for the holiday season of this year or early 2020. Keep in mind, plans change all the time.” he tweeted.

Only time will tell as to what the mysterious ‘Project Bonaire’ actually is, but as always, Dexerto will keep you in the loop on any further developments.


Zarude is finally in Pokemon Sword & Shield and players are “terrified”

Published: 2/Dec/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield players finally getting their hands on Zarude have found the Mythical monster to be “terrifying.” The Dark/Grass-type’s animations in the Wild Area are nightmare fuel.

To celebrate the upcoming Pokemon movie The Secrets of the Jungle, new Mythical ‘mon Zarude was introduced to Sword & Shield. The Dark/Grass-type Legendary plays a major role in the feature length film.

While the character technically made its debut in the RPG months back, many players around the world are only now getting the monster in November. However, some have found one aspect of the character to be unsettling, to say the least.

Some Pokemon Trainers are freaked out by Zarude

Zarude was first revealed back in February, before officially releasing in Sword & Shield in August. Japanese fans who pre-ordered tickets for the film were given a code to redeem the Mythical creature in the Switch title.

However, now that the character has made its debut in Europe, fans have been discovering that the character’s model is kind of creepy. One player uploaded a clip to Reddit, and exclaimed, “So i got the Zarude code from my local GAME and for the love of Arceus i wouldn’t wanna see it running at my at night.”

The video shows the gigantic Simian lunging towards the player as they run around the snowy region of The Crown Tundra. Its wiry arms snapping towards the ground only add to how unsettling the animation is.

So i got the Zarude code from my local GAME and for the love of Arceus i wouldn’t wanna see it running at my at night xD from PokemonSwordAndShield

While fans found the character’s design a bit scary back in February, seeing the monkey hurdling towards you is a sight to behold. One Trainer, reacting to the post, wrote, “Oh my goodness that is terrifying!”

Pokemon players react to Zarude video posted on reddit.

Sword & Shield players shared a similar sentiment on Twitter, such as one person who uploaded a screenshot from their game, and said, “Zarude’s run animation is terrifying.”

Pokemon Sword & Shield player uploads screenshot of Zarude running.

Whether you find the ‘mon creepy or not, Zarude is heavily featured in the upcoming Pokemon movie Secrets of The Jungle. At the time of writing, the movie does not have a release date for North America – though watch this space.

Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, Sword & Shield has already become the third highest grossing title in the entire franchise. Proof that the series has never been more popular.