Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 has been priced and dated. No longer will fans of the Bionic Commando games be left in the dark, waiting for their favorite downloadable bionic-arm swinging, 2D side scrolling, frantic shooting action! Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 will be available for download on PSN February 1, 2011, for $14.99, with the XBLA version releasing right on its heels February 2, 2011, for 1200 Microsoft points.
In April of 2010, Capcom announced development of a sequel to Bionic Commando Rearmed, the HD remake of their widely embraced 1988 NES shooter Bionic Commando. Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, the fourth entry in the Bionic Commando, series takes place long enough after the original for protagonist Nathan ‘Radd’ Spencer to grow an awesome mustache that goes perfectly with his trademark bionic arm.
Check out our Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Preview to catch up on the history of the series, and see some gameplay trailers of Nathan Spencer in full swing. This game has the potential to be a whole heap of fun.
With the relative success of Bionic Commando Rearmed, it does seem that Capcom is getting on board with downloadable games. The popularity of smaller downloadable games like Super Meat Boy, Raskulls, and Bionic Commando Rearmed seems to continue spreading like wildfire because of the easier-to-swallow price point and bite-sized entertainment they offer.
Generally, less investment means smaller expectations. Therefore, making a great game that people love and can buy for nearly the same price of a delivery pizza is an obvious winner, especially when consumers don’t even have to leave the comfort of their homes to obtain the game and start playing.
Here are some screen shots of the game in action to get you prepared for the imminent!
So Ranters, what are your expectations for Bionic Commando Rearmed 2?Will it be a huge hit, or simply a bust? Are you going to buy it release day, see how it does first, or are you even going to get it at all?
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 releases February 1, 2011, for PlayStation 3 and February 2, 2011, for Xbox 360.
Source: Capcom Unity