AU Shippin' Out March 5-March 7: Bully: Scholarship Edition

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RockStar's taking gamers back to school this week with the rerelease of Bully: Scholarship Edition. When the original was released on the PS2 in 2006, it was renamed to Canis Canem Edit due to fear of a mainstream media beat-up because of its name.

In Bully, you take on the role of Jimmy Hopkins, a teenage delinquent, who is going nowhere fast. His mother and latest father in-law force Jimmy to go to a fictitious boarding school called Bullworth Academy. Jimmy must survive the mean halls of Bullworth while maintaining a low profile and avoiding teachers and the principal. Aside from upgraded graphics, Bully: Scholarship Edition features eight new solo missions and four new classes (maths, biology, geography, and music), all of which support offline multiplayer. Class is back in session with Bully: Scholarship Edition on the 7th.

THQ's answer to the Battlefield franchise is almost here, with Frontlines: Fuel of War hitting store shelves tomorrow. Set in the not-too-distant future, the game places you on the frontlines as a grunt fighting for either the Western Coalition, which is made up of the United States and European Union, or the Red Star Alliance, which comprises Russia and the People's Republic of China. Within those teams, players can pick from six classes, all of which feature different weapons and abilities. When taken online, the Xbox 360 can support up to 50 players on dedicated servers, which is the first of its type on the console. However, if you opt to play on a client-based server, the maximum players allowed is 16. The PC version of the game supports up to 64 players online.

This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer and publisher information--actual dates may vary).

March 5, 2008
Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2008 (PC, 360, PS2)
History Channel: Battle for the Pacific (PC, 360, PS2)
Mega Man ZX Advent (DS)

March 6, 2008
Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed (Wii)
Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids (PS2)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Soulstorm (PC)
Frontlines: Fuel of War (360, PC)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PSP, DS)
Beautiful Katamari (360)
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (PSP)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core (Wii)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (PS2)
BlackSite: Area 51 (PS3)
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (Wii, PS2)

March 7, 2008
Bully: Scholarship Edition (360, Wii)

Discussion

22 comments
SteveTwo
SteveTwo

For everyone confused by the seeming double releases, this is from GameSpotAU. Those are Australian releases of games that may have already been released in the states. Atleast, that's what I figured after being confused too :-p

Rhen_Var
Rhen_Var

Frontlines might be good but I doubt it could compare to Battlefield 2.

joey0695
joey0695

Frontlines on Xbox 360 4 me ;) I hope lots of aussies buy it coz im not playing on american servers

joshsmith16
joshsmith16

Wait... Big willy unleashed has already come out on the wii, why is it being released for Wii again?

masterjjx
masterjjx

Persona 3 March 6? Is this FES?

starmanuk50
starmanuk50

as to jazzieys comment fair enough but i think bf2142 is a great online multiplayer game full of strategy and skill. fules of war was developed by some of the guys responsible for bf1942 far as i know so hopefully it will be good though hearing it has some launch issues best to wait off till bugs are ironed out people say. Is bully coming to the pc? that would be good.

Emalfe12
Emalfe12

I thought the new version of Persona 3 wasnt coming out till the 22nd of April, I mean thats what it said on the computer at work when I reserved it last night lol.

VanDerSar01
VanDerSar01

Good, Good, hope to find when DAH! BWU is coming out on PS2

GonzoGuy
GonzoGuy

Wombatforhire- I was just wondering the same thing. I've been playing Dracula X Chronicles (well... the Symphony of the Night bonus really) for a couple of months now. With the new Dawn of War and Bully Wii coming out this week, I'm already broke. At least I already know they are great games that are well worth the price. Damn glad Okami got delayed though: deciding between Okami & Bully was tearing me apart and thats only just a bit of an overstatement.

dunnowhathuh
dunnowhathuh

Has Persona 3 been concrete confirmed? I don't see any release dates anywhere on the EB website or the THQ website for that matter.

Merc1319
Merc1319

when is rock band coming out here in Oz??? i heard it was originally slated for this march... please let EA keep their promises this time =|

jazziey
jazziey

I'm looking at frontlines hopefully it doesnt turn out like BF2142 i hated that game....

Geshpenst
Geshpenst

I'll probably get Soulstorm tomorrow as well I'd say. I'll wait a bit before getting Frontlines just to see how it fares...

wombatforhire
wombatforhire

Wait....didn't Dracula X Chronicles already come out for the PSP? Unless that copy I have sitting in the other room (like the cake) is a lie...

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Well theres nothing huge coming out this week. Still not a bad slate of releases over all, some people will find something they like :P

3XRatedlocc
3XRatedlocc

I think I'll get soulstorm tomorrow.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Bully was a vary fun game

SteveTwo
SteveTwo

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