Even though the taint of the Wife Arm lingers to this day, our interest in Bionic Commando as a franchise has not diminished in the least. This latest trailer for Rearmed 2 (sequel to 2008's supremely awesome Bionic Commando Rearmed) shows Nathan "Rad" Spencer fighting off a massive helicopter boss using little more than his grapple arm and a tiny gun. This setup embodies precisely what we all love about classic 2D games - a pattern-based boss that requires excellent timing and genuine platforming skill to take down. Plus the music is fuggin amazing.
It's still set for a Q1 2011 release, which is fine by us, as the deluge of fall/holiday games is making both our professional and personal lives excessively packed. Until the next trailer comes around (and there will be more), here's the screens Capcom sent along with the vid:
November 11, 2010