Fans have been clamoring for a remake of Rockstar’s Bully for years, and finally, there’s a trailer. The catch? It's a fan project and you’ll never get to play it.
The trailer comes from TeaserPlay on YouTube and shows Jimmy Hopkins at Bullworth Academy like we’ve never seen him before.
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The folks at TeaserPlay used Unreal Engine 5 to create the trailer. They relied on features like Lumen, Nanite, Ray Tracing and Metahuman to create Jimmy Hopkins and Dr Crabblesnitch’s Face. They wanted to make the trailer because it is a “great nostalgic game that we need now in next gen graphics.”
Jimmy's seen skateboarding down overgrown streets, walking through sun-filled hallways, and being yelled at by Dr. Crabblesnitch in glorious high definition (albeit with some decidedly less impressive facial animations). TeaserPlay also released a side-by-side comparison video showcasing what their remake looks like when compared to the original from 2006.
Bully follows Jimmy Hopkins as he rises through the ranks at the pretentious Bullworth Academy. It was met with much critical and commercial success, and in 2012, Bully’s composer seemed to confirm a sequel, but it never materialized.
A few years later, Take-Two filed a new Bully trademark in Europe and Grand Theft Auto 5’s lead writer even expressed interest in a sequel. Unfortunately, nothing ever came of it. Earlier this year, however, former developers from Rockstar shared details from the canceled sequel.
Casey is a freelance writer for IGN. You can usually find him talking about JRPGs on Twitter at @caseydavidmt.