Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 swings next month

Capcom's latest downloadable action game hits PS3 February 1 and Xbox 360 a day later; price set for $15.

Nathan "Rad" Spencer has already been penciled in on the February 15 fight card for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but the cyborg swinger has another date to meet first.

Nathan "Rad" Spencer, in all his mustachioed splendor.

Capcom today dated Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, saying the downloadable action game would debut on the PlayStation 3 February 1, with an Xbox 360 edition launching the next day. The publisher has set the game's price at $15, or 1,200 Microsoft points.

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 is a direct sequel to 2008's well-received reboot of Capcom's 8-bit platforming franchise. The game picks back up with Spencer, who this time is sent after General Sabio. To thwart Sabio's technologically empowered attack on humanity, Spencer will again make use of the bionic grappling hook affixed to his arm.

For more on Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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18 comments
BroMegaSupreme
BroMegaSupreme

The only version of Bionic Commando that sucked was the arcade version. It was awful. Never played the console version from two years ago, with good reason. But the NES version was an instant classic which was skilfully updated with Rearmed. Being that Rearmed 2 will venture into new territory I am expecting great things. Thanks for giving fans the sequel we were supposed to get years ago.

CLOCKWORKIAN
CLOCKWORKIAN

I played the first one towards the beginning of my college career. Now the sequel comes out towards the end of it...damn it, I will-not-cry.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

feb-april has been the months for capcom in recent years, dont you think? in 2009, street fighter 4 came out almost on the same day as mvc3 will come out this year. last year, dark void (no clue when it released), and super ssfiv fell in june, and this year mvc3 is a month away and this comes out next month too? NICE! @GunGriffin dude, what are you talking about exclusives? the game is exclusive to the ps3 for a few hours if you think about it. everyone gets it at the same time! stop making this a flame war! tuesday for psn, wed, for the 360 at 4 am and i think thursday or monday for wii. i swear man, just be glad the game is coming out!!!

jhpeter
jhpeter

Great game. 2D in HD is one of my favorite style of games. Long live to Arcade games !

jhpeter
jhpeter

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Sam-os_IMP
Sam-os_IMP

love BC but that mustache is hella ugly and makes the character look so uncool. Did the fans ask for a mustache? I think not, why add it then.

Vambran
Vambran

Odd how the 3D game flopped and the 2D game gets a sequel.

rageman45
rageman45

I played the first one and enjoy it, so I'm gonna try to play this one too it looks so fun :D

Emerald_Warrior
Emerald_Warrior

Sweet, I so can't wait for this. I was absolutely in love with the original NES game. And the remake was amazing as well.

Dualmask
Dualmask

Cool. I loved the first one, can't wait to play this one too. Would have been nice if they incorporated something neat like multiple characters though. There was a BC game made for Game Boy Color a long time ago that allowed the player to choose between a male and female commando. The differences in the gameplay were practically nonexistent, but it was still cool to have the choice.

pc-ps360
pc-ps360

@GunGriffin u do know that ps3's weekly update is one day earlier than the 360. heck every single game that on psn and xbl get on ps3 one day earlier.

shaun_ofda_dead
shaun_ofda_dead

@Arab-man666 that is some funny sh!t right there. Cheers! @GunGriffin It's funny that it took a whole three post for some fan boy to start running their month, as if Sony did something because they know that THIS is the game that is going to sell their console. You don't get it, at all. I am quite sure that this isn't a "day one" purchase for you, and even if it was don't you have sooooo many more exclusives to keep you busy for the 3 weeks till it does come out on XBL? Foolish fan boy, stop whining :P On a side note, the guys name is "Rad". That is so... not rad. :?

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Awesomeness.. simply awesomeness. Not too crazy about the mustache though.

Arab-man666
Arab-man666

Looks like officer Garcia from Reno 911

Blomsterkrafs
Blomsterkrafs

Looking forward to this one, not long till Feb! @GunGriffin: One question for you, do you sometimes make love to your Xbox?

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

So now Sony is trying to screw Xbox360 gamers over on DL Games too eh? I get it........... But we have more exclusive content DLC for games, and better XBLA titles that are hitting our platform only thanks to Windows 7 games, and other stuff. IE We get all CODBO DLC a month ahead of PS3, 5 new XBLA only games this year, a crap load of hardcore Kinect titles this year outa Japan, and last but not least 4 confirmed hardcore exclusives for non Kinect fans, and thats just what we know before E3 hits. I bet you anything MS is going to drop at E3 5 more Xbox360 only games, and some killer PC games and it will all be about exclusive titles this year for MS.

makryu
makryu

Damn, no PC on this one?