'Bully' is a favourite game for readers of a certain vintage, with Rockstar Games' spin on school life a hit among fans when it was released in 2006.
The game, titled 'Canis Canem Edit' in Europe after the initial title proved too controversial, was a smash hit for Rockstar, leading to a dedicated internet community that want a sequel for the game.
With Rockstar Games hard at work on the next 'Grand Theft Auto' game and no updates for over a decade fans have lost hope, but this hasn't stopped some fans from imagining what a modern remake could look like.
The Unreal Engine 5 wowed players last year after it was used in 'The Matrix Awakens' demo to great effect, and an industrious YouTuber by the name of TeaserPlay has shared what a 'Bully' game could look like with 2022 technology and the results are stunning.
The halls of Bullworth Academy look as vivid and rich as they've ever been, and despite some of the faces looking like an episode of '2DTV' after a bad night on seafood, the effort that has gone into this reimagining is astounding.
Unreal Engine 5's lighting effects come into their own in the video, helping drive home the school's rich autumnal palette.
The video description reads "In this video, we are going to imagine Bully Remake, a great nostalgic game that we need now in next-gen graphics, we tried to use all the power and features of Unreal Engine 5 to recreate this such as Lumen, Nanite, Ray Tracing, and Metahuman to create Jimmy Hopkins' and Dr. Crabblesnitch's face".
'Bully' was a major target of moral guardians upon release in 2006, with famed anti-video game lawyer Jack Thompson leading a campaign against it.
The controversy around the game didn't hurt it one bit however, selling over 2 million copies for Rockstar and creating a fanbase that still persists to this day.