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Capcom resurrects Bionic Commando - first screens

Oct 16, 2007

Capcom is resurrecting classic Bionic Commando in a new game in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Check out the first screenshere.

Bionic Commando first appeared in the late 1980s. The 2D, side-scrolling action-platformer starred a weapon-toting lead character who also happened to sport a bionic arm that acted like a grappling hook which allowed him to navigate around levels.

The new title, simply called Bionic Commando, retains the 'grappling hook' gameplay but beefs it up with players able to use the bionic arm to fling large objects at opponents and batter them with it at close range.

Here's the scoop on the plot from Capcom: "Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by former lead singer of Faith No More, Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

"Three years later, on the day he is due to be executed for his supposed crimes, an experimental weapon detonates in Ascension City, unleashing an immensely powerful earthquake coupled with a radiation shockwave that leaves the city in ruins, wiping out its populace. Military intelligence suggests that a large terrorist search force has moved in and occupied Ascension City, but as yet their motives remain unclear.

"With the terrain in ruins and the terrorists in control of Ascension City's air defences the FSA has only one option open to them - the reactivation of Nathan Spencer."

Capcom promises that the city in ruins provides an "engaging environment of towering buildings, suspended roadways and monorails, deep canyons and sheer rock faces that allow gamers to traverse each area via multiple routes using swinging, rappeling, climbing and wall-walking techniques."

Courtesy of CVG