Rockstar, the maker of best-selling video game series “Grant Theft Auto” said on Wednesday it would launch in October “Bully,” a game with themes of school fighting that has anti-violence critics up in arms.
The game’s main character is 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins, who must defend himself against school bullies at a fictional U.S. boarding school called Bullworth Academy, while dealing with characters ranging from nerds and jocks to authoritarian prefects. Weapons included baseball bats that break after several blows, stink bombs and bags of marbles that when strategically thrown will lay flat most pursuers.
“Finally ‘Bully’ can speak for itself. People can look at the game and see what it is and what it’s not,” company spokesman Rodney Walker said.
Published in: Gaming on 2006-08-09