New Bionic Commando game: reach out and touch something

We have to give a whole bag of propers to the huge number of people who sent in tips regarding Gamespot’s revelation of a new Bionic Commando title coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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The original title was a highly underrated gem combining equal parts action, platforming and ingenious gimmicks, the most obvious of which is the commando’s eponymous extendable arm. Using the mechanical arm allowed players to attach themselves to bits of scenery, swing around like some kind of ‘spider man’ and attain the lofty sex appeal once reserved for Col. Steve Austin. Unless you’re too busy subscribing to Marxist theory, that description should put a lil’ chub in those pants of yours. 

After years of fans crying out for Capcom to revive the series — and them instead offering gamers more MegaMan titles — Capcom has finally coalesced. Unfortunately, they seem to be taking the Prince of Persia angle with this series’ resurrection, and the plot has been described thusly:

… the new game’s storyline appears to carry a more cynical edge. After serving his country honorably in conflict with the Imperials, technologically enhanced agent Nathan Spencer is framed for a number of crimes by his superiors and sentenced for execution. Fate intervenes, as an experimental terrorist weapon is detonated in Ascension City on the day Spencer is to be executed. With the city in ruins and Spencer uniquely equipped to handle the many skyscrapers, monorails, and suspended roadways, the government reluctantly turns to its imprisoned bionic commando for help.

While that sort of description absolutely screams ‘nürock’, we’re hoping Nate won’t be sporting manscara as thick as a raccoon Pete Wentz’.

Capcom has yet to reveal anything beyond the above, but we’ll let you know as soon as we get some release date info or some hands-on time with the title. 

Earnest Cavalli
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