Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bully 2 in development?

Back in the heady days of the Ps2, Rockstar Games released a little game called Bully (also known as Canis Canem Edit). And it was fantastic in pretty much every way. Getting to class on time actually mattered at Bullworth Academy. You wanted to learn art and chemistry (and frustrating english), in between escorting nerds, punching jocks and learning jujitsu from a homeless dude. And it was a scathing microcosm of modern day USA.

Take that, conservative America!

Well, there may be a sequel in development. Musician Shawn Lee, who delivered the wonderful score for the first Bully, was interviewed recently. When asked whether he would be scoring any other games, he replied "Yes, it looks like I will be doing the soundtrack for Bully 2 in the not so distant future...".

Naturally, Rockstar Games went into damage control and issued a statement: "We do not comment on rumour or speculation", which is the standard response when you aren't ready to announce the game you have in development. And basically translates to "Dude, shutup".

I'm up for a Bully sequel. They gave the first one a port on the Xbox 360, but from all reports it was rather broken. Riddled with game-crashing bugs, Rockstar released a patch or two, which in turn, made the game worse. To see that properly realised in a sequel? Sign me up. The continuing adventures of Jimmy Hopkins sounds fine by me.

No take that, conservative America!

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