Game designer (and musical maestro) Simon Viklund has had some adjusting to do over the past few years, watching a game series he was once a driving force behind end up in the arms of another man. Well, team.
For some, the inclusion of DRM - "digital rights management" which prevents copying - is a provocative act. That makes requiring an online check-in for a game with no online component, like Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, both perplexing and obnoxious.
Gametrailers got a three-minute look at Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 due early next year from Capcom. Packed with gameplay, fans should get a good idea of the game's innovative new features which, of course, include jumping.
This is how you bring down the Megacopter in Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 - hang on its undercarriage, blast away at the engines and then - jump on a plunger so it shits out a clown car?
Reviewing Final Fight: Double Impact this week, I failed to mention the game's remixed soundtrack as a definite plus. It's the product of Simon Viklund, who delivered the outstanding techno score of Bionic Commando: Rearmed. It's available for download, free.
The Swedish game makers behind Bionic Commando Rearmed are back with a new studio and new unannounced game.
Nathan Spencer is back and he's pissed, as Capcom's remake of Bionic Commando attempts to grab PC gamers where it counts - Steam and retail.
You also get trophies with this patch, which reader Alex L. said went up on the PlayStation Network today.
Was Bionic Commando Rearmed just too hard for your delicate gaming skills? The same update that brings trophy support to the PlayStation 3 will make the game just a little bit easier.
You may have heard. Capcom's Bionic Commando revamp has tanked, and tanked in a big way, selling only 27,000 units during the month of May. Which begs the question: why?
Capcom has released some of the best third party titles for Nintendo — and continues to do so. But is there hope for Street Fighter IV Wii? Street Fighter II HD? Bionic Commando Rearmed?Here's Capcom exec Christian Svensson (pictured) dashing and creating hopes:
Interesting comment from Bionic Commando (the big, new one) producer Ben Judd. Speaking with Videogamer about the success of Bionic Commando Rearmed, he says:
Of all the features in Bionic Commando: Rearmed, other than its fundamental game play, nothing bridges 1988 to 2008 like the game's soundtrack. Its driving, blood-pumping, head-nodding rhythm is instantly recognizable as the music from the NES classic of 20 years ago, and it has won praise from many who have reviewed…
Show of hands, how many of you got Bionic Commando: Rearmed and then went out and found the ROM for the original Bionic Commando and played it? Tooling around on the Bionic Commando blog I found a link to two videos Gametrailers put up last week, splicing gameplay from both titles and highlighting some things you…
Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a proper downloadable game. It's meaty — like a real game! Reviewers and players seem to be picking up on that. And for a downloadable title, the game's doing pretty good across the platforms. But how good? Over at the official Bionic Commando site, producer Ben Judd writes:
If you haven't gotten your hands on Bionic Commando: Rearmed for 360, PS3 and PC, do it, it's fun and hard as hell. This brings us to its big brother, Bionic Commando that Fahey got to try out at E3. In this gameplay trailer we get to see all of the mechanical arm swinging one could only dream about. The game will be…
Let's get this out of the way right now: Bionic Commando Rearmed isn't a "reimagining" of Capcom's 1988 classic. It's not "based on" the characters or premise, it's not a sequel, it's not a prequel. This is the original Bionic Commando, albeit with a freshly-applied coat of paint, and it brings to the 360, PS3 and PC…
Swedish techno music and the Wilhelm Scream! (at 0:50). Are either of those the reason for the "mature audiences" flag on this trailer? Or is it because they show quasi-Nazis? (Quazis?) Bionic Command Rearmed is out on PSN, XBLA and PC in all regions. Anyone pick it up yet?
And not any ace, says Bionic Commando producer Ben Judd in his ear wax shirt, but a "fucking ace". At a small event for the launch of Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Judd said that the downloadable title was doing way better than it had been targeted. "There were people at Capcom who told me not to make this game," Judd…
You buy PC games online, there's generally only one place you do it: Steam. So it's a pity that today's release of Bionic Commando Rearmed sees the game absent from Valve's service, after they and Capcom were "unable to reach mutually agreeable terms". Shame, but it's not a complete disaster. The game will still be…