Bionic Commando Rearmed
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SAN MATEO, Calif. — January 18, 2008 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced Bionic Commando Rearmed™, a makeover of the classic 8-bit game originally released 20 years ago. Bionic Commando Rearmed will be available for digital download from Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PLAYSTATION®Network and PC this spring. This announcement follows the news that Capcom will be releasing an all new next-generation sequel to Bionic Commando® on Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and PC platforms.

Bionic Commando Rearmed sees a return of the intense 2D side scrolling, shooting and grappling action from the much-loved 1988 Bionic Commando on the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System™. Bionic Commando Rearmed brings the amazing gameplay up to date with stunning new visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode. The title will also provide cross-game interoperability, as completing parts of Bionic Commando Rearmed will unlock new content and provide secret insight into characters and plot of the brand new Bionic Commando sequel coming later in 2008.

“The release of Bionic Commando Rearmed allows us to deliver to fans of the original game a remake they have been clamoring for, while also introducing the series to a whole new audience,” commented Ben Judd, Producer of both the Bionic Commando projects. “And with GRIN taking care of development, we can ensure that there is real consistency across both the Bionic Commando titles.

Bionic Commando Rearmed will contain the following features

  • Classic Bionic Commando gameplay focused around the use of the bionic grappling arm 
  • 2-player co-op mode
  • Total modern visual revamp, including dynamic shadows, particle effects and environmental damage
  • Reworking of musical score
  • Cross-game interoperability – complete specific parts of Bionic Commando Rearmed to unlock new content and hints for the Bionic Commando sequel
  • In-game art designed by one of Capcom’s most talented artists, Toshiaki Mori
To find out more visit the official website at


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Comment #1 by PhatElvisOfPain
Friday, January 18, 2008 @ 04:24:17 PM
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Very cool! I was hoping they would put this up on XBLA with the upcoming release of the new Bionic Commando!

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Comment #2 by wstussyb
Friday, January 18, 2008 @ 04:55:15 PM
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Freakin Sweet!

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Comment #3 by SegaSaturnSNK
Friday, January 18, 2008 @ 05:01:00 PM
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Saw the trailer of this and it looked so good. Can't wait for this and isn't Mercs coming as well?

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Comment #4 by Legend Has It 1
Friday, January 18, 2008 @ 05:39:44 PM
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as long as it maintains the same feel as the NES version I'll buy it, but if they upgrade it like they did with the Prince Of Persia I'll skip and be very dissapointed.

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Comment #5 by Limpfinger
Friday, January 18, 2008 @ 06:54:52 PM
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played it on gameboy 5 years ago and must say... maybe, if i dont here that banjo kazooie comes out around the same time.

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Comment #6 by Raikovax
Friday, January 18, 2008 @ 06:57:34 PM
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The game will be awesome, but its gonna suck if you can only access some new content for the 360 game if you unlock it on this one.

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Comment #7 by NANOTRON
Sunday, January 20, 2008 @ 02:20:12 AM
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I have been emailing CAPCOM for over a year requesting this! "No news of this yet, keep checking our forums" is all i not only do i get a new installment on the 360...i get a remake of the original NES version and judging by the trailer...i cant wait to throw myself across gaps with a grapple arm...

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Comment #8 by jqtaxpayer
Sunday, January 20, 2008 @ 04:16:31 AM
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Definitely awesome news. Regrettably, I've vowed before God and Major Nelson to not purchase anything from Marketplace until MS gets off their collective ass and fixes the DRM issues. Whenever XBL is down, I can't play almost all of my arcade games and it won't let me load Oblivion because of it can't check my DLC's authenticity or whatever. Luckily, it's coming to PS3 as well. Gnarly. The NES version is the best version of Bionic Commando by a longshot and I'm glad their not dredging up that shit sandwich arcade version again.

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Comment #9 by ReD S1X
Sunday, January 20, 2008 @ 05:21:01 AM
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wonder how much it would be.....


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Comment #10 by Feenmachine
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 @ 04:17:29 PM
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Thank god!!! One of my favorite Nes games ever!!! All we need now is Megaman 1, 2 and 3

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