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It appears a sequel to 2006's Bully won't happen until Rockstar Vancouver is done with Max Payne 3.
Rockstar Games VP
Dan Houser explains in a recent interview with Gamasutra that the company prefers to take its time after shipping a game to begin work on a direct sequel. Rockstar Vancouver previously developed Bully and is now finishing up Max Payne 3, currently scheduled for release in March 2012.
"Contrary to a lot of people, we like to take a little bit of time at the end of a game before starting a sequel, so we can wait for the excitement or disappointment and everything else of the experience to shake down and really see what we should do in the next game," Houser said. "So we knew that we didn't want to start doing the Bully sequel instantly at that second with those guys -- even though it is a property that, like Max, we adore and might come back to in the future. There was just no impetus to do that then."
"So we said, 'You can do Max, and then we will see what we can do with Bully.' So it was really waiting for the slot to open up and the group to open up to at least start work on it."
We first got word of Bully 2 back in 2009 when Shawn Lee, the composer for the first game, said in an interview he believes he would be doing the soundtrack for the sequel.
What do you want to see in the next Bully game? We put together our wish list, which you can read right here.
YESSS BULLY 2!!!!!!!!!
Freakin finally lol
I just picked this up recently used at a locally owned record store and I have to say this was worth the buy didn't think it would be that good but it is a hidden gem that I found hope they do come out with a sequel :)
I love the first Bully. I'm exciting a sequel is being made and can't wait to get my hands on it!
Honestly, i like Bully's concept more than anything Rockstar has done.
:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD Bully 2. Please please please please, PLEASE.
I hope it comes with the 1st Bully remastered in HD on Blu-Ray for the PS3 version as I never played the 1st.
I really liked Bully 1 but here are my complaints:
* Horible graphics!
* Wasn't big enough!
* Not much to do other than follow the story!
These are my only complaints, please fix them in Bully 2
OH that would be so awesome!
-insert vivacious fist pumping session here- Alright, now that that's over with, I am excited for this game. Bully was one of the first games that I played through dozens of time, and when the extended scholarship edition came out I happily spent the money for the upgrade.
I don't agree with the common "he should be in college" message. Don't get me wrong, Jimmy Hopkins was a great protagonist and a fantastic example of troubled youth with an unbridled rage directed at all forms of authority. But it's been five years since the original game, and we're onto a whole new generation of games and players. We need a new hero. As well as that, the end of Bully left us with a solid resolution. We had solved all of Jimmy's problems in school, and the whole uniqueness of bully was that we got the gameplay of Grand Theft Auto, but the drama and mayhem that can only be found in a high school setting, to bring the game to a college would be essentially turning it into a grand theft auto clone.
If they were going to bring back Jimmy at all, it should be as a new protagonist for a grand theft auto game.
The wise decision to take is to finish MP3, release it see how the gamers react and then start your journey with Bully 2.
I hope so. The first one is one of my favourite games of all time, easily above San Andreas (comparing to same gen Rockstar games) as far as I'm concerned.
Oh please I really want another one! The first one was so fun. Just imagine what it will be like with the technological advances they've made!
1)Free roam online(like in gta)
3)Some form of coop
4)School bus survival (mini game) like school bus fights and stuff for like 5minutes before you get to school
5)Choice to live at school or at home
6)Drive Cars / Steal cars
I really want bully 2 to come out so badly,i really hope it comes out soon.
Rockstar has put a good effort into bully and SE so don`t annoy them about it.
Please be patient!;).
WELL DONE ROCKSTAR!!!