Capcom unfurls Commando 3 chute

Backbone Entertainment-developed downloadable shooter drops onto PSN today for $10, arrives on XBLA next Wednesday.

Tiki Games' top-down shooter Novastrike and a free Guitar Hero III track for God of War II's theme song won't be the only additions to Sony's PlayStation Network today. Capcom has announced that Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 will also be a part of today's release slate. Defying convention, the Xbox 360 edition of the game will follow the PlayStation 3 downloadable multiplatform release, arriving on Xbox Live Arcade next Wednesday, June 11.

A revival of Capcom's long-dormant Commando series, Wolf of the Battlefield updates the game's classic run-and-gun gameplay with a cooperative shooter focus. Up to four players can band together locally or online to dispose of the nefarious international despot General Ratiev, and selectable soldiers come equipped with their own unique characteristics. GameSpot's previous coverage has a more in-depth look at the dual-analog shoot-'em-up.

As previously announced, Xbox Live Gold subscribers who plop down the 800 Microsoft points ($10) entrance fee for Commando 3 will receive access to Capcom's Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix beta test. Capcom representative John Diamonon offered consoling words on Sony's PlayStation Blog for the lack of a similar beta for PS3 gamers.

"We did everything we could to try to make it happen, but bottom line, we're working hard to make a game that you'll be extremely happy with," said Diamonon. "As an added bonus, we're giving you the opportunity to play Commando a week before the XBLA version releases. Finally, for all the PlayStation Street Fighter fans, we are planning some cool stuff for you, so stay tuned."

While Capcom provided no update as to when the SSFIITHDR beta period would kick off, the game maker said in March that the eight-week period would begin shortly after the launch of Commando 3. The full edition of SSFIITHDR is expected to arrive on both Xbox Live and the PSN later this year.

Backbone Entertainment handled development duties for both SSFIITHDR and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3.

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Discussion

18 comments
vette68
vette68

Honestly I dont know what to think about this game. All I know is that it is made by Capcom and I know im going to have to play this game.

PixyMisao
PixyMisao

I surprised at how many people remember the original Commando & Mercs as it's sequel. Capcom has a loyal following for sure. But what's next, a new Magic Sword?! Dear Capcom,...

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

I want to download it now for ps3 but i want the beta also :(. I guess I will have to wait.

nate1222
nate1222

It looks pretty cool. Both my brothers have 360s. We all grew up in the 16bit era when Mercs and Midnight resistance were big. I still play Mercs on ye ol' Genisis. So they might want to download it. I wish Capcom would put more of their 16bit era titles on the Wii VC. I'd gobble'em up.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i would rather wait and get the super streetfighter hd beta anyway so psn can have it first . its only a weeks differance anyway.

beprice3
beprice3

If I was PSN,I would rather have the S.F. beta.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

About time PSN got something before XBL did. Super Joe FTW!

cooldude03
cooldude03

Commando 3 looks good but I'm getting it for the Street Fighter Beta.

clawboy
clawboy

It's still not in the PSN store.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Commando and Mercs were pretty damn cool, so I'll probably buy this. I love overhead shooters. I hope SNK eventually release Shock Troopers on XBLA.

Randy_Savage
Randy_Savage

I wish it was Bionic Commando Rearmed coming out today instead...

ne0man
ne0man

Whoa...this was a sudden release. Well, that's good news, now that bionic commando rearmed has been delayed. Capcom's delivering so many good titles this year, and what's better, a lot of new franchises, not only sequels like this one

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

I liked the original Commando back in the old days, so I hope Wolf of the Battlefield is good. It looks cool.

kos1085
kos1085

Not convinced yet....