Rockstar Games has confirmed that its controversial video game “Bully” will hit the shelves in October.

Critics are concerned about the game’s theme of violence in school; the central rols is 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins, who roams around a boarding school defending himself with baseball bats and marbles from school bullies.

One school board in Florida asked retailers not to sell the game to minors, and required schools to warn parents about the potentially damaging effects that violent video game-playing poses.

Criticism of the game has been circulating for months despite the fact that game has not been released or properly previewed.

“Finally ‘Bully’ can speak for itself”, said Rockstar spokesman Rodney Walker.

“People can look at the game and see what it is and what it’s not.”