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Manhunt Content Is Reportedly Coming To GTA Online

A dataminer has discovered files within GTA Online which indicate that Manhunt content is on the way.

In case you didn’t know Manhunt is a stealth/horror game originally released by Rockstar Games in 2003. Known for being one of the most extreme horrors of its time, it’s amassed a cult following in the years since its release.

Image from Manhunt
Credit: Rockstar Games

In the original game you play as James Earl Cash, a death row prisoner who is forced to participate in “snuff films,” killing the residents of the fictional Carcer City in the most brutal ways possible.

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Manhunt was so violent, that it was banned in various countries. However it was still a good game for its time and was largely received well by critics and fans alike.  

Manhunt then received a sequel in 2007 in North America (2008 for the UK) for the PS2, PSP and Nintendo Wii. 

Image from Manhunt
Credit: Rockstar Games

Fans have been longing for a third game in the series but with this being a very violent franchise (even by today’s standards) and with some politicians seemingly always keen on blaming video games for violence, the completion of a trilogy might not ever happen.

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However, while we might not get a third game anytime soon, the spirit of Manhunt might at least live on in the world of GTA Online.

On Twitter, dataminer “Gypsy” discovered images in the files of GTA Online that looked like a Manhunt arcade cabinet which also features a main menu screen with the official logo.

um guys we might be getting a manhunt arcade game” said Gypsy in a tweet.

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The main menu screen is a placeholder but a play and leaderboard icon can be seen. Whether this arcade cabinet might be playable in-game or just a piece of scenery, we don’t know at this time.

Another Twitter follower responded to the tweets of Gypsy revealing images of files that quite clearly say “arcade manhunt” as well as additional images of assets.

So, judging from GypsyTheScumbag’s Manhunt findings, it looks like there is gonna be a Manhunt themed arcade game coming soon, BUT atm, barely anything is done” said the follower.

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However it’s worth keeping in mind that while these assets clearly exist, they might just be assets that exist for a planned Manhunt game of sorts or they could be a cancelled project for GTA Online.

Don’t get me wrong I would love to see Manhunt return. However I would be sceptical of it existing in GTA Online – at least in Manhunt’s original form – with so many children that play GTA Online (despite it being an 18-rated game).

If Manhunt was to make a triumphant return, I believe it’s more than likely to be a standalone game. If we learn more on this story, we’ll keep you updated.

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However if you’ve got some bloodlust for Manhunt you can buy the original PS2 game on the PSN Store right now for PS4.

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Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

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