Id Software Trolls Walmart Canada Over Rage 2 "Leak"

Turning crisis into opportunity.

News by Matt Kim, .

Earlier today a Walmart Canada page for upcoming video game releases seemingly leaked a whole bunch of games not yet announced. While the full list of leaked games is suspect (we'll get into it later) one title supposedly coming out is Rage 2. Well, id Software, or whoever is running the official Rage Twitter account decided to turn this potential massive leak into a trolling opportunity.

Currently, the official Rage Twitter account has but a single Tweet, and it's a critical breakdown of Walmart Canada's video game leak. Using a screenshot of the Rage 2 Walmart Canada page, @Rage tears into Walmart's bland placeholder page for the game.

Citing incorrect keyart, wrong fonts, missing age rating all written in a neon pink, @Rage even slaps on the Anarchy symbol used in the first game.

Now whether this confirms the Walmart leaks or not is still under question. There were a lot of games in that Walmart leak including known games like The Division 2 and Final Fantasy VII Remake. There were also heavily rumored games like a new Splinter Cell, Borderlands 3, and left-field titles like Forza Horizons 5 and Rage 2.

Retailers typically cover their bases with listings such as these, even for games that don't exist. GameStop for example had a retail listing for Bully 2 even though that proved to be a whole lot of nothing at the time.

But good for id Software for turning a trending video game news story into a fun viral opportunity. And if Rage 2 does appear at E3, then it doubles as a good marketing stunt.

For more on E3 2018 check out our E3 2018 guide with all the latest schedules and press event details. Also check in with USgamer as we head to the show once again this year.

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  • Avatar for MetManMas #1 MetManMas 6 months ago
    I'm less concerned with why Dragon Quest II (which I should point out is a 31 year-old game) is $80 and more concerned with why it's on Xbox One. Square Enix traditionally hasn't given a flying fuck about putting Dragon Quest games or (most of) its rereleases on Microsoft platforms.

    But seriously though, I'm assuming they meant Dragon Quest Builders 2, in which case this is good news for Xbone fans if it hold any water.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #2 Roto13 6 months ago
    @MetManMas The chimpanzee who inputs game titles into the database probably saw Dragon Quest 11 and thought it was Dragon Quest II. Right after he typed Assasins Creed.
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  • Avatar for NiceGuyNeon #3 NiceGuyNeon 6 months ago
    I would love Rage 2. The stuff inbetween the levels was id basically not knowing how to create a world worth inhabiting. But once you entered the actual levels to kill stuff that was hands-down one of the finest playing shooters. A sequel that either a) fixes that and gives Rage a fun world to explore or b) cuts that stuff and just takes the DOOM approach to the level design will be a tremendous comeback for a series that needs more attention.Edited May 2018 by NiceGuyNeon
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  • Avatar for MetManMas #4 MetManMas 6 months ago
    @Roto13 Also a possibility, assuming 11 was shown in numbers and not Roman numerals. In which case I have less faith in an Xbox One port being a real thing. Poor fool just probably assumed it was on Xbone too.
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