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Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser has revealed that he would like to make a sequel to 2006 school adventure Bully - and he has plenty of ideas for where to take it.

"I know I want to," Houser told Polygon when asked whether it was time to develop Bully 2. "Well, hopefully, you never know. There's a lot of directions I could go with that one, it's funny."

One direction Houser won't take the series, though, is turning Bully protagonist Jimmy Hopkins into a law-breaking adult.

"I never saw him as being that level of degenerate," he said, asked whether Jimmy could appear in a Grand Theft Auto title. "I saw him as a bad teen, because he comes from a tough home, who could go either direction. He's not going to be a carjacker. He's too white collar for that already. He's at a sh*t private school, but he's going to end up being really happy because he's at the worst bit of his life, or being a sort of messed up white collar doofus.

"He was an unpleasant soul, but he had a heart. To some extent you could say the same was true of [Grand Theft Auto 4's] Niko in a bizarre way. But [Jimmy's] not trying to burn down the school, he's more trying to stand up to injustice."

Bully followed Hopkins through his life at secondary school, with players able to attend lessons, commit crimes and woo classmates.

A sequel has long been requested by fans. The game first launched on PlayStation 2 in 2006, with a next-gen and PC re-release following two years later.

Rockstar's latest title GTA 5 released last Tuesday. It has yet to announce its next title.

Source: polygon.com

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Karlius's Avatar


Was just talking to another forumite and truly forgot how long ago this game came out and the time between the two releases on ps2 and 360. Really has stood the test of time!
Posted 11:46 on 26 September 2013
Clockpunk's Avatar


Bully is my desert island game - I think it is a superb experience all round, and is the exemplar of open world gameplay. Finished the game several times, yet can always go for a new playthrough - I would be ecstatic to see a sequel.

Whether it is set at Bullsworth a few years later (with a new protagonist, or Jimmy as a senior prefect), or in a college-like environment, I'd take anything.
Posted 11:02 on 26 September 2013
timidmeow's Avatar


I hope he goes through with this. I want to play it when it does come out.
The first one was a really good game.
Posted 09:53 on 26 September 2013
Hungryadamjones's Avatar


Really great game, while everyone was playing gta around the PS2 era, I was just playing bully all the time.
Posted 23:18 on 25 September 2013
rico_rico's Avatar


One of the best game on ps2 I would like to see the bully 2 next year hope so
Posted 22:33 on 25 September 2013
Karlius's Avatar


Started to play the 1st game recently as twas £2.99 on Live. Fantastic game maybe the most underrated or most ignored game of this generation! Would love to see a 2nd!
Posted 19:01 on 25 September 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 07/03/2008
Developer: Rockstar Vancouver
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
No. Players: One
Rating: BBFC 15
Site Rank: 15,088 31
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