Rockstar Games has officially released Bully: Anniversary Edition on mobile devices for $6.99, including iOS [Direct Link] and Android. The launch of the mobile app for the game comes ten years after Bully originally launched in the fall of 2006 for the PlayStation 2.

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Images via TouchArcade

The new "Anniversary Edition" includes all of the content from the game's "Scholarship Edition" -- which was a graphical enhancement that added a few more features onto the game two years after its original release -- as well as including a few new mobile-focused updates of its own. Bully: Anniversary Edition has gained support for high-resolution displays, enhanced graphics, improved lighting and textures, and controls redesigned for touch gameplay.

On top of all of its new graphic overhauls, a new multiplayer component has also been added, called "Friend Challenges." The turn-based mode lets players compete in head-to-head "arcade style mini-games," using Bully's prep school classroom theme to see who can dissect frogs the fastest, solve word problems, and more. The full list of features for Bully: Anniversary Edition are listed below:

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Features:
• Includes the complete Bully story with extra missions, characters, classroom mini-games, and unlockable items from Bully: Scholarship Edition
• Gorgeous graphics: high resolution textures, dynamic lighting, shadows and particle effects
• Native support for high resolution displays
• Challenge your friends anywhere with turn based multiplayer Friend Challenges. Play on the go and get notified when it’s your turn
• Intelligent touch controls with contextual buttons only when you need them
• Seamlessly continue your game across all your devices with cloud saves via the Rockstar Games Social Club
• Physical controller support
• Taptic Engine Feedback for all buttons on iPhone 7 class devices
• Capture your gameplay with Replay Kit support on iPhone 6S and greater class devices

Previously, Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and more, on the iOS App Store.

Rockstar Games noted that Bully: Anniversary Edition requires 2.4 GB of space and is supported on the iPhone 5 and newer, iPod Touch 6th Gen, iPad 4th Gen and newer, iPad Mini 2 and newer, and iPad Pro.

For a deeper dive into the mechanics of the game, check out TouchArcade's review of Bully: Anniversary Edition right here.

Top Rated Comments

cgriffis753 Avatar
67 months ago
Wish this would come to the Apple TV. If games like this would come to the Apple TV. it would increase its viability as a gaming platform.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gnipgnop Avatar
67 months ago
The issues is the requirement that all games/apps be fully playable with the Siri remote, which is not in anyway capable of being a game controller for much more than a side scroller or a racing game. If Apple drops that restriction and lets developers build specifically for MFI Game Controllers I think we'd see the quality of games on the Apple TV skyrocket.
No, Apple dropped that requirement back in June.

https://9to5mac.com/2016/06/13/siri-remote-no-longer-required-for-tvos-games/
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ErikGrim Avatar
67 months ago
I'm surprised that games like this which encourage bullying and others stealing cars and others killing people are approved anymore due to its societal incorrectness in this PC world that Tim lives in.
Now it's been a while, but wasn't the main plot here that the protagonist is NOT a bully and frequently has to stand up for himself and other students against bullies?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
leroypants Avatar
67 months ago
Nice to see a game based on Steve Jobs antics when he was young.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
67 months ago
I couldn't play a game for hours like this on my phone. Just thinking about it makes my neck hurt!!

It's so amazing to think of the power of these phones playing games like this.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
67 months ago
This is one of the few Rockstar games I haven't played. Maybe I should pick it up, but I've still got a backlog of games to play through like Skyrim Remastered and some Fallout 4 DLC before Halo Wars 2 drops in February. Wish this supported Apple TV. Seems trivial since it already supports external controllers.

So what's next then? GTA IV? The latest iOS devices are roughly on-par with the Xbox 360 in Gflops. Not exactly sure, but things like Metal might make them even more powerful. And if the Nintendo Switch is as powerful as it's supposed to be, then it won't be long before iOS devices are also running games that look as good as Skyrim Remastered. I know the Switch isn't out yet, but it's what I've always wanted the iPhone or iPad + gamepad to be like with quality AAA content. Hopefully it lives up to the hype as it's the first portable game system that I will buy since before I got my iPhone in 2007, which was the PSP. After getting an iPhone I just didn't see the point, but the Switch is interesting and definitely something I won't carry with me everywhere but will keep in my bag and play during lunch breaks at work. Wish the iPhone could also be that device somehow.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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