Red Dead Redemption 2‘s Easter eggs are slowly getting discovered, but with such a huge world to explore it’s definitely going to be a while before we get to see them all.
One of the best Easter eggs to be found (so far!) is a reference to the much-loved Rockstar IP, Bully. Known as Canis Canem Edit for its European release, this alternative title is Latin, and translates simply to “dog eat dog.”
If you never played Bully then you really should, because it’s Rockstar’s iconic open-world-style game, but set within a school. Really, go play it. After you finish Red Dead at least.
Anyway, even if you haven’t played Bully, the phrase “Canis Canem Edit” might seem familiar if you’ve completed a certain sidequest in RDR2.
The quest called “The Noblest of Men, and a Woman” is available pretty early in the game, and it sees you track down ‘famous’ gunslingers, ending in a duel with one of the main characters from the quest.
Win the duel and you’ll get yourself a brand-new revolver – which happens to be engraved with none other than “Canis Canem Edit.”
A nice little nod from Rockstar!
It’s not the only reference to an existing game from the company though – or at least, that’s what players are hoping…
The sleuths over on Reddit are wondering just what this message found on one of the game’s barns actually means, and it’s believed it could be a reference to Undead Nightmare 2.
Some people believe the Easter egg could be a reference to The Walking Dead, with one user writing: “I thought it was a The Walking Dead reference/easter egg. I’m not sure they’re going to be doing the same type of DLC twice.
“Personally I enjoyed it immensely, and wouldn’t mind at all, but I think they will be doing something else this time around, but I guess only time will tell.”
Another added: “It’s a Walking Dead reference. On one of the episodes, they put zombies in an identical barn, and the tombstone nearby that barn in game is the same amount of zombies killed in that episode.”
It would make more sense to be a reference to a potential Undead Nightmare 2, seeing how successful the first one was.
If you didn’t play it, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare was the standalone expansion that added in a zombie horror-themed single-player campaign. There’s also two multiplayer modes, and a sprinkling of cosmetic additions to the environments and characters.
Would you want to see Undead Nightmare return?