It’s the 10th anniversary of Rockstar Games’ Bully, and the publisher has done something to celebrate the occasion. While the game has made its way to several different platforms over the years, today marks the day where it will now be available to play on iOS and Android devices. To make matters better, it’s a full port of the Scholarship Edition of the game, which was remastered and contains new content.
Of course, this new version of the game has been tweaked to support touch controls, which will be interesting to see how that control scheme ends up working out. It also includes a new turn-based multiplayer challenge mode that is called Friend Challenge. These are described as head-to-head mini-games that have you doing things like seeing who can dissect the frog fastest in Biology class, solve word problems in English class and so on.
The game also features native support for high resolution displays, while also including support for physical controllers for those who don’t like the standard control scheme. Cloud saves via the Rockstar Games Social Club means that you’ll be able to continue your game across multiple devices, as well.
For those who missed the game the first time around and are unsure of what the game is about, “Bully: Scholarship Edition takes place at the fictional New England boarding school, Bullworth Academy, and tells the story of mischievous 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he goes through the hilarity and awkwardness of adolescence. Beat the jocks at dodge ball, play pranks on the preppies, save the nerds, kiss the girl and ultimately navigate the social hierarchy in the worst school around.”
Bully: Anniversary Edition is available for iOS and Android and costs $6.99. The Bully franchise is one that Rockstar has claimed they would like to return to at some point with a sequel, though there are currently no plans for a sequel announced.