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New leak claims Rockstar canceled Bully 2 to focus on GTA 6

Published: 30/Dec/2020 1:36

by Tanner Pierce

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According to notable Rockstar leakers, the long-rumored sequel Bully 2 was apparently canceled in 2017 in order to focus on Grand Theft Auto 6, which is sure to make GTA fans happy but will probably be a disappointment to fans of the 2006 game.

If you’re interested in Rockstar’s 2006 title Bully and have been hoping that a sequel might somehow come to fruition at some point in the near future then it seems like you’re going to be sorely disappointed.

According to notable Rockstar leaker Tez2 over on GTA Forums (as originally reported by DualShockers), the game was officially canceled in 2017. This isn’t the first time this as happened, as apparently the game was originally in development and then subsequently canceled sometime in the early 2010’s.

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The original Bully was originally released in 2006 and fans have been clamoring for a sequel since.

This 2017 cancellation seems to have been after a rebooted development but it’s unknown how many, if any assets were carried over between each cycle.

The good news, at least for some Rockstar fans that is, is that according to Tez2, this cancellation was due to the fact that the developers were shifting their focus over to Grand Theft Auto 6.

These claims were later confirmed by another notable insider, Yan2295, who simply responded saying that Tez2 is “right”. Of course, it’s absolutely worth reminding people to take all of these with a grain of salt, as with any and all rumors.

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Rockstar Insider Tez2 says that he believes Bully 2 was canceled again 2017.

If this is true, however, then GTA 6 may be coming sooner than we actually think, which is sure to excite longtime fans. That being said, at this point, given how much conflicting info out there, it’s probably the case that no one truly has the answer about what’s going on with either GTA 6 or even Bully 2.

We’ll just have to wait and see when Rockstar announces GTA 6 sometime in the future, although given the developer’s secrecy on the subject, it probably won’t be for a good while.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield community stunned by Detective Pikachu easter egg

Published: 18/Jan/2021 23:29 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 23:34

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Sword & Shield player went viral after posting a Detective Pikachu easter egg that had slipped past many Gen 8 Trainers for over a year.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the debut of Sword & Shield in 2019. The Nintendo Switch title introduced players to new features such as the Wild Area and Dynamaxing.

Despite releasing over a year ago, players are still discovering secrets in the Galar region. Players of the RPG were surprised when they missed a Detective Pikachu easter egg that was right under their noses.

Detective Pikachu promotional image screenshot.
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The popular spin-off game is mentioned in Sword & Shield.

Pokemon’s Sword & Shield’s Detective Pikachu easter egg

Early into the Gen 8 title, players make their way to the seaside town of Hulbury to face off against Water Gym Leader Nessa. According to a viral post online, there is more to see in the small village.

The neat easter egg was posted on the r/PokemonSwordAndShield subreddit by user ‘aSuspiciousPanda’ who posted a screenshot of an NPC talking about Detective Pikachu.

The image shows the player’s protagonist standing in front of the Hulbury Pokemon Center when a character walking through town says “I hear there’s a Pokemon that’s a great detective!”

First time seeing this easter egg! from PokemonSwordAndShield

While the easter egg is pretty minor, many in the community were stunned that they had never seen the reference in the RPG before. “I have never seen this,” a fan replied. One user exclaimed, “Whoa, never noticed this either! Nice find.” Another agreed and said, “I love this!”

Screenshot of Pokemon Sword & Shield players reacting to Detective Pikachu Easter Egg.

Although Sword & Shield came out over a year ago, surprisingly a lot of fans had never seen the NPC before. According to several users, supposedly the character says different texts depending on the day. So it makes sense why many have never stumbled upon the dialogue until now.

While not the most earth-shattering secret, it does make one wonder how many more references are actually hidden throughout the Nintendo Switch title. If nothing else, the viral post just makes us want the sequel to Detective Pikachu even more. Only time will tell when the adorable Electric-type will be sleuthing once again.