Take-Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, have filed a new trademark application for Bully (known in certain regions as Canis Canem Edit).

The application (via Gamespot), filed on 25 July, is somewhat wide-reaching, covering “computer and video game programs and software” and everything attendant with that, like downloadable videos related to the game. This certainly seems to imply that Take-Two are considering a new Bully game, if nothing else.

This is the first we’ve heard of Bully for awhile. The last time I recall it being mentioned was when it was explained that Rockstar Vancouver were put to work on Max Payne 3 rather than a Bully sequel, although even then, Rockstar implied they’d take another look at the title in the future.

Although it didn’t exactly set the gaming world on fire, I found Bully‘s unique setting and take on open-world games to be rather refreshing. Assuming that this is an indication that something’s in the works and not just Rockstar hedging their bets or refreshing their trademarks (as, sadly, I am not an expert in trademark law or application filings) I certainly wouldn’t complain about a sequel.

Your guess is as good as mine as to whether it’d ever hit PC, mind you. Fingers crossed, I suppose.

Tim McDonald
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he's willing to admit. He's written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion - in all its various incarnations - for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He's also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man's only professional games journalist.

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