Bully 2: story, gameplay and graphics engine in the new leak: has the game been canceled?

Bully 2: story, gameplay and graphics engine in the new leak: has the game been canceled?

Bully 2

An anonymous leaker has shared on Reddit a series of details on Bully 2, a project apparently in development in Rockstar studios from 2015 to 2017 and then canceled in favor of GTA 6 and Red Dead Redemption 2, again according to the source. >
Unfortunately the source has no identity and therefore it is difficult to understand how much truth there is in these rumors, it is true however that several times there has been talk of a Bully 2 actually in production, albeit with a thousand difficulties and problems related to plot and concept, not easy to convey.

According to what emerged, Bully 2 should have had a protagonist named Alex DeAngelo, a sixteen year old from Springvale County, a fictional town modeled on the footsteps of Rhode Island, New England. Alex is expelled from school for drug dealing and at that point he is sent home by his family, made up of an unemployed father with personal demons to defeat, and by his older brother.

The leak also speaks of a system of reputation similar to that of Fallout New Vegas and an arcade-style combat system. For the technical sector Rockstar Games would have used the same engine as Red Dead Redemption 2 with the aim of proposing a city full of areas to explore.

As mentioned at the beginning, it is difficult to understand how much truth there is in this leak, at the moment Bully seems to be an archived franchise for Rockstar but it is not excluded that over the years the company has tried to experiment with various ideas to relaunch the IP.

Bully 2 'Leak' Reveals Story and Gameplay Details

Bully 2 details have leaked online, or at least that's what an anonymous leaker over on Reddit wants you to believe. It's been a minute since the last Bully 2 leak/rumor, and the latest claims to have details not on a Bully 2 in development, but one that was in development back between 2015 and 2017. Now, we know a Bully sequel was in development around this time thanks to a few different credible sources, but this new leak doesn't come from any of these sources.

According to the anonymous source, the sequel was going to replace protagonist Jimmy Hopkins with a new 16-year-old character named Alex DeAngelo. Meanwhile, it's said the sequel would take place in the fictional Springvale County, which was inspired by both the greater New England area and Rhode Island, and aiming to recreate the 'small-town America' vibe. To achieve this, the map was going to be far denser and packed with content than the original, and be comprised of explorable forests, retail areas, and suburbs.

To explore all of this, the leaker claims bikes, mopeds, and skateboards were all returning, with the latter being expanded with customization options that would allow you to customize your decks and wheels and the ability to grind and do wallplants.

As for the story, the leaker claims Alex was a townie who gets expelled from Bullworth Academy after someone sets him up by putting drugs in his locker. Upon getting expelled, he returns home to live with his 'deadbeat' father and his older brother.

Beyond this, the leaker relays word of other details, such as a reputation system similar to Fallout: New Vegas. With this, your reputation would increase and decrease with certain factions in the game depending on your actions and who you work with, which in turn would cause dynamic events within the town to occur. Character interactions were also apparently going to be expanded, with NPCs being given their own personality profiles and routines that would influence your interactions with them. Meanwhile, how you treated said NPCs in the past would also impact how they react to you in the present. 'They remember everything,' according to the leaker, who was told that speaking to random NPCs would trigger random side quests.

The leaker also claims the first game's goofy and arcade-like combat was returning in order to avoid strong violence, and that all of this would run on the engine used for Red Dead Redemption 2.

This is where the leak more or less ends. And of course, everything here should be taken with a major grain of salt. Not only is everything here far from official, but it comes from an anonymous source with no track record of leaks, which are two major red flags. However, sources of this variety have provided genuine leaks in the past, and right now, Bully fans will take what they can get.