Rockstar Files Trademark for Bully Bullworth Academy: Canis Canem Edit
Posted by Sammy Barker
Too cool for school
It looks like mega developer Rockstar has been doing its homework. The company recently hinted that it may be considering a return to school, and now the firm has filed a trademark for a title called ‘Bully Bullworth Academy: Canis Canem Edit’. We’ll eat soggy canteen dinners for a year if this turns out to be a PlayStation 4 sequel to the angsty PlayStation 2 favourite.
For those out of the loop, Canis Canem Edit released in 2006 in Europe, following a tabloid backlash to its North American name, Bully. The title was later ported to the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii, but never received a sequel on the PlayStation 3 as developer Rockstar Vancouver went on to create Max Payne 3.
However, the company has been hinting at a sequel for some time. Take-Two, for example, filed an update to its existing Bully trademark in North America earlier this year. Meanwhile, there have been reports coming out of Rockstar New England – the studio responsible for the aforementioned re-releases – that it’s working on the “next version of a famous intellectual property”.
With the recently released Grand Theft Auto V out of the way, we’re crossing everything that the organisation’s next big project will be set in the Bullworth Academy. The high-school opus remains one of our favourite PS2 games, but there’s still plenty of room for the property to grow – both in terms of gameplay and commercial appeal. Don’t blow a whistle on our dreams, Rockstar.