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 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)