Bully 2 Rumors Flare Up Again as Many Think a Reveal is Coming Soon
Rockstar is known for many of its critically acclaimed titles, the most recent of which to come out are GTAV and Red Dead Redemption 2. However, there are plenty of games in the library of Rockstar titles that some people may have forgotten about, such as Manhunt, a game where the player is thrown into a city as the goal of a twisted game of death.
But one of the series that was a standout for the developer was their more juvenile take on the classic open-world formula that GTA perfected.
Rockstar’s Bully took the concept of the GTA open world and spun it on its head by making the protagonist a snot-nosed kid named Jimmy Hopkins. Expelled from every school he’s gone to, Hopkins is dropped off at Bullworth Academy. With his mother gone on her fifth honeymoon and a whole year of classes ahead of him, Hopkins becomes a vessel for the player as they attempt to ace their classes and stay out of trouble by helping out around the school. However, the choices the player makes will also affect their standing with the cliques around the school as well. With the school being filled with all manner of liars and cheats Hopkins becomes an unlikely hero, as he works his way up the social ladder, and takes on the unfair practices of Bullworth Academy.
The game was well received, and Bully has been recognized for its well-written story and implementation of gameplay mechanics that make going to classes fun. With all this in mind, it’s no surprise that the game had turned out to be a cult classic. Although, after Hopkin’s year at Bullworth, the series seemed to disappear, with no mention of a sequel, nor any other games coming out from Rockstar as GTA started picking up popularity, as well as the Red Dead Redemption series beginning to gain notoriety.
Many Bully fans still remain dedicated to the IP and yearn for another game in the series to come out, which has sparked rumors about a possible Bully 2 to be released from Rockstar. Over time, these rumors have spread, and fans have been wondering if the game is actually in production. Now, it appears that the rumor mill is starting up once more, saying that Bully 2 is going to be coming sooner than players think.
The rumors about a reveal for Bully 2 come from prominent leaker Tom Henderson. He’s been known to talk about rumors relating to projects that have been in production for a long time but haven’t been able to be proven. Around a year ago, he spoke about the mythical Zombies Chronicles 2 for Call of Duty’s Zombies mode.
Moving back to Rockstar’s Bully series, Henderson claims on Twitter that the game was expected to be one of the surprise reveals for the Game Awards at the beginning of the month. The evidence that Henderson claims were the reasoning for this reveal is that people have been shown material from the game alluding to a reveal coming soon.
While he doesn’t give an outright date, he does go into detail to mention that people have been shown a playable version of Bully 2 a few weeks prior to The Game Awards, meaning something big was likely planned for the show. It wasn’t the canned version of Bully 2 that’s been reported on before either, which could mean that the game is currently in production at the developer.
Henderson does mention that information about the status of Bully 2 is blurry, stating that there’s something “going on” with the series.
As of now, Rockstar seems preoccupied with GTA Online, the new versions of GTAV for PS5 and Xbox Series X, as well as fixing the issues found in the Definitive editions of the GTA Trilogy. While nothing is certain, and most of this information should be taken with a large grain of salt, it’s possible that Bully might be making a comeback sometime in the near future, and a reveal for Bully 2 could be on the horizon.