Take-Two files new Bully trademark in Europe

"Bully Bullworth Academy: Canis Canem Edit" trademark filed, though company will not say what it may pertain to.

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Take-Two Interactive has filed a new trademark application in Europe for "Bully Bullworth Academy: Canis Canem Edit." The high school-themed adventure game originally came to the PlayStation 2 in 2006, released in PAL regions as Canis Canem Edit (Latin for "dog eat dog").

Take-Two filed the new trademark application on November 20 with the European Union's trademark office. It was first spotted by Junkie Monkeys.

Europe is not the only region where Take-Two has recently attempted to file a new trademark application for Bully, following the publisher's attempt to do so in the United States this summer.

However, due to similarities with "Bully in a Box," Take-Two's application was denied. A Take-Two representative was not immediately available to comment.

Bully was developed for the PS2 by Rockstar Vancouver, with the Xbox 360 and PC versions handled by Rockstar New England, while the Wii version was done by Rockstar Toronto.

It remains the only entry in the series to date.

In November 2011, Rockstar Games cofounder Dan Houser explained that after the original Bully shipped, it was decided that Rockstar Vancouver would work on Max Payne 3 instead of a sequel to the open-world game.

"So we knew that we didn't want to start doing the Bully sequel instantly at that second with those guys--even though it is a property that, like [Max Payne], we adore and might come back to in the future," Houser said at the time. "There was just no impetus to do that then. So we said, 'You can do Max, and then we will see what we can do with Bully.'"

If the Bully franchise is to return, it could be one of the multiple next-generation games Take-Two currently has in development. In May, CEO Strauss Zelnick said, "We also have a extraordinary pipeline of titles in development for next-generation platforms, including groundbreaking new intellectual property and releases from our proven franchises."

Discussion

30 comments
hadlee73
hadlee73

Okay so I have to get to the Geek's clubhouse to help defend them from the... Oh, a school prefect! 

"Wedgies prefect" "Runs away".

npgr
npgr

I was desperately hoping they would release a new warriors game. Oh well

R083R70
R083R70

Hope they don't hold the release confirmation from us too long, I'm already concerned about my mental health since this whole thesurvivor2299.com stuff.

jarheadalex
jarheadalex

This could be so good, but I wonder whether they'll stick to the same character/school. I personally hope they keep the boarding school theme but change everything else. Make it a much bigger school, with more to do in the dorms.This would be perfect if it was a British boarding school, though that may hurt the American sales.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

See the problem here is Bully was a boring, dissatisfying game in the first place.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Dog eat dog, eh? Alright.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

I wonder how much this stupid latin name hurt the sales of the original game.

ADO300
ADO300

that's great, i love bully =D

pszone
pszone

Well Bully 2 will sell but it wont do better than gta5   so really they should do    another GTA game or something like GTA.

dantekb43
dantekb43

I find it awkward how people NEVER remember of The Lost Vikings!!!! They should make a sequel to that AWESOME PLATFORMER!!!

alonfire
alonfire

finally, i was w8ing for some good news this week and seem like i got them

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

I'd like to see a new Warriors game.  The first game is sweet awesomeness.

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

The game was pretty boring to me, I also hate the school IRL. So I rather would want RDR2 instead.

cavs25
cavs25

Something with the word "bully" as it's title and it's a video game.

It's going to be fun watching the U.S media freak out!

Wingman1977
Wingman1977

I've been wondering about a Bully sequel for some time. Hopefully this is a sequel and not a remake.

fieldofview
fieldofview

The first one was interesting, let's wait and see if a generation skip has done the franchise any good.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@pszone nooo, I love GTA as much as any gamer but they cant just keep pumping them out, we need variety.

Besides they still have plenty of work to do on GTA V before even thinking about the next one.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@dantekb43 Take Two had nothing to do with Lost Vikings, it's a blizzard game. And it will never be resurrected.

00al2003
00al2003

@Jedilink109 you read my mind, I can not wait for this sequel. But a new warriors?!?!? now that's an awesome game, i am digging the original out of my storage now =)

MooncalfReviews
MooncalfReviews

@Gamer3344 
Hating school in real life is exactly why Bully is fun. You get to beat up everyone, be the best at everything, attack teachers and go to the carnival.

GamerLegend10
GamerLegend10

@Gamer3344 I would be willing to give bully a chance but the school setting doesn't appeal to me either. I too would love another red dead game though, i took a risk pre-ordering RDR early on (very rare for me but just had a good feeling about it, lol) and it delivered on all i had hoped for and so much more, cant wait for them to announce the next one.

laxwiz
laxwiz

@freedom01 All they have to do is announce it and many like me will pre-order before any code is written, great title before lots of fun