1001 Video Games
The PS2 version of Bully
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
Cancelled Xbox version
There was an Xbox version planned, but cancelled for undisclosed reasons.
Through Rockstar's "bad boy" marketing, the first announcement of the game, along with the title, hinted at gameplay where you would take on the role of a bully. This caused controversy, and it was only later revealed that the protagonist would take on the bullies himself. Attempts in the US (with lawyer Jack Thompson
), UK and Belgium were made to ban the game or to prevents its release. The actual game content was hardly offensive and the rating organizations provided reasonable ratings.
The manual, written as a memo from the academy's principal, states, among other things, that "Mastery of the English language is highly impotent
in the world of business". One can only guess if this mistake is deliberate, occasional, or no mistake at all.
The name change for the European release to Canis Canem Edit
(Latin for Dog Eat Dog
), was announced in September 2006 for undisclosed reasons. Prior to that, it was already used as the motto of the Bullworth Academy where the events of the game take place.
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