Fans have been waiting for the sequel to Bully for about 10 years, and every once in a while rumors of Bully 2 appear online, usually around E3. Seeing that this is early June, and E3 2017 is just around the corner, it makes perfect sense will be hearing about the game now.
Something called Bully 2: Kevin’s Back Jack was spotted over at Game Informer by a reddit user methAndgatorade. The listing was quickly taken down, but you can see a screen grab of it at the end of this post.
Since then, lots of speculation has surfaced online, with some mentioning the fact that Game Informer usually gets its information a month of two ahead of most of us in preparation of a cover reveal.
However, the magazine was quick to squash any rumors by releasing this tweet:
You might be seeing reports we have reported Bully 2 exists. This is in error. We have not heard anything about a sequel to Bully.
— Game Informer (@gameinformer) June 8, 2017
This is either a poor attempt at damage control, or an honest statement. GI boss Andrew Reiner has also went on Twitter to ensure readers that they are “looking into it”. By “it” Reiner means how the heck this page appeared on the site.
Many pointed out that the subtitle Kevin’s Back Jack is a bit weird and out of place, and I tend to agree. The whole thing is rather weird, especially considering the page has been on the website for a month before anyone noticed.
Still, it’s always possible Sony is planning to announce Bully 2 on June 12. Sure, Rockstar don’t usually bother with E3, and they already have Red Dead Redemption 2 to focus on, but hey – weirder things have happened.
Probably not going to happen though. Probably.