Rockstar has released the first screenshot from Bully, its forthcoming third-person action adventure game for PS2 and Xbox.

Described as “an exaggerated take on life in the schoolyard”, Bully is set in the fictional Bullworth Academy - a cross between a posh boarding school and a juvenile detention centre.

As teenager Jimmy Hopkins your mission is to work your way up the school's complicated social hierarchy, without getting in trouble with the teachers or thumped by your peers along the way.

We're promised a “sprawling campus environment”, a complex and amusing storyline and open-ended gameplay, just for a change.

Bully is being developed by Rockstar's Vancouver studio and is slated for a release this October.

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