Bionic Commando deploys May 19

Capcom's Xbox 360, PS3 redux of classic 8-bit action adventure due this spring; PC edition to follow "shortly after."

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Upon reporting its holiday-quarter earnings in February, Capcom didn't have much to chirp about. On top of revealing profit margins that plummeted 95 percent year-over-year, the publisher said that one of its headline fiscal year-end releases, Bionic Commando, had been bumped beyond its March 31 deadline to sometime in May.

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What a difference just one month can make. Following on from the critically and commercially successful launches of Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5, Capcom said today that Bionic Commando has been locked into a May 19 release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

In many ways a return to Capcom's 8-bit classic released for the NES 20 years ago. Bionic Commando for current-generation consoles focuses on genetically enhanced supersoldier Nathan Spencer, who finds himself falsely imprisoned. After a bioterrorist attack threatens Ascension City, he is released to save the world. Spencer will have use of the series' signature deployable arm to swing from rooftops and pulverize villains.

According to Capcom, the PC edition of Bionic Commando is expected to ship "shortly after" its console counterparts. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Bionic Commando.

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As long as they do it right, they can take their time as far as I'm concerned.

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How many times has this game been pulled back now? I mean GRIN will get wanted WOF out the door before this. This does not bode well mixed opinions on preveiw code multiple delays. And bigger games released by Capcom before & after. I hope this game is not filler to bulk up the years line up.

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Hey jt use to they did also did not release games with more bugs in it than pirated windows vista then just realease patches for nine thousand years oblivion i am talking to you i think downloadable content is being abused now more than anything it started out ok but its getting out of hand

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still waiting for trophies for rearrmed

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I am excited to play this game.

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Capcom made an interesting decision to ship Bionic Commando months after the release of their franchise greats, Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5. I suppose its gameplay may pave way for dopplegangers moving forward.

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capcom are awesome. i don't get these people moaning about game add ins. you see in the past the final game was the the final game and that was it. but now devoplers are able to complete the game then when the game is finished and out there they are and people are playing it they can make new things for the games and people are moaning about this why? i bet this is the same group of people moaning about £40 a year for xbox live.

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I have to agree with viewtiful jay in some respects. Though I have not, by far given up on Capcom, I do feel let down by them on the DLC side of things. Capcom have been the kings of unlockables in games for many many years, which is why it leaves a bad taste in the mouth having to pay for what the developers have added in the games. That aside this game could be very special.

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It's not really so much that I'm tired of Capcom, but they're on a slippery slope of evil and I don't trust them right now. Thus, I'm not interested in any of their games. When they stop pulling crap like charging extra for people to "download" costumes that are already on the disc in SF4, or charging $5 extra for a mutliplayer mode in RE5, then I'll care again. And as much as it pains me to say it, I don't even care about Dead Rising 2 right now. I can almost imagine it having the same sparse number of zombies in it as the Wii version unless you pay extra to "unlock" the rest.

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I'll probably be buying Bionic Commando and Dark Void in May but I agree with Jrabbit99 because i'd like a demo as well.

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Interesting to hear that some of you are tired of hearing about Capcom. Would you more want to hear about a crap game company rather than the good one? Capcom made some great games lately. Why would you want to hear about other companies which make crapper games???

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Is it just me or is anybody else getting tired of hearing about Capcom?

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"Im going to puke if there is another Game coming from Capcom this year after Bionic." ---Start Puking. I know of atleast one. As for Bionic Commando, I don't think it will disappoint atleast for me.

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looks okay. nothing out of the ordinary.

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The original was golden, but I'm interested to see how well this game translates to 3D. Kinda reminds me of Spiderman, with all the swinging. I'm with a lot of the other posts up here, I'll wait for the reviews first.

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the bioterrorist attack was from wesker of RE5 lol

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My birthday! Seems like a good present...

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Yknow what would be a great pre order bonus? a free download of bionic commando: rearmed.

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this game looks amazing, but controlling Nathan looks kinda tricky, hopefully they will nail it just right. i'll wait for the review.

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Pre-ordered...

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ropumar It is. Sony's getting a ton of exclusives, and Capcom is making a ton of great games. And I'm a PS3-owing Capcom fan. What a great year for me then :)

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2009 year of the capcom?

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I said it in 2008: 2009 is the year for Capcom and Sony. My predictions coming together....

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3rd paragraph. I believe the first period is meant to be a comma. And yeah, how long is "shortly after"? And I hope it's not a Devil May Cry-esque port with no mouse controls or anything.

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Hurm, No offense. But i really wish to see some other game company to pop-up with their great games. Im going to puke if there is another Game coming from Capcom this year after Bionic. It's like Capcom years all over.. scary eh..

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Will there be demo coming out for it?

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Em..just how MUCH is "shortly after"...?

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previously this game was supposed to come out around a month or so ago, at the same time it would have to compete with sales of SFIV and RE5, I think they bumped it so it wouldn't hurt the sales of other Capcom games I think the news about plummeting revenues and was a good reason for them not to not want to have 3 of their big titles this year releasing at nearly the same time, though Bionic Commando is releasing in May, I think their biggest mistake this year and last year is not having enough 4th quarter releases, but hopefully I'm wrong and Capcom will have some strong titles for the 4th quarter this year, but at the moment nothing comes to mind

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this game will be all mine

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Please be a fantastic game.

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Don't get me wrong, the original was a great game, but I do not understand how people say things like " I hope it can live up to the original." and "Here's hoping it at least approaches the greatness of the original." It seems like most of you never even played the game, a game where YOU CAN'T EVEN JUMP! The original was great from its story and graphics at the time, not for it's control... I do not think that worrying if it will live up to the original should even be an issue since it was an 8bit game and we are now well past that. What we need to worry about is if Capcom put as much love and time into the game as they did with RE5 and SF4

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Great news. This game looks to be pretty promising. I hope it can live up to the original.

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The graphics certainly are eye catching..

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Here's hoping it at least approaches the greatness of the original.

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Beautifu game!

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Oh no you're right Zerosumgame. It isn't the same studio, it's GRIN; a better studio.

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i'm not really surprised at the lack of a PC version. Piracy aside, the fact remains that unless your game is WoW or the Sims, chances are your sales are going to suck. Certainly, a PC version of a game won't sell as hot as the 360 version. Just the world we live in, i guess.

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Despite the delay, this is still honestly coming out sooner than I expected. I had always thought we'd have to wait until late summer.

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Sweet, on my birthday, I probably won't get it though.

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Keep in mind it is not the same studio that develops Resident Evil 5, so beware.

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Well, thats still a long time to wait...

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PC gamers get the shaft again,cant say i blame them really,PC piracy really destroys debut sales,especially games people are not sure about.

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time to use my bionic money and pick this up! ;-)

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Looks very promising to me.

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Ive gotta go unlock the extras from the DLC game now, some of those challenges are pretty tough!

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I don't know about this one... It looked promising at first, and I'm hoping it lives up to that potential, but recent videos have me worried. Here's hoping!

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awesome. will pick this up once I get back to the states

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Aside from Diablo 3 this is the only other game I'm following right now. Loved the original can't wait for this one.

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Is there a demo for this? I totally forgot about this game. I was actually looking forward to playing it.

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Awesome. Hopefully it'll be just a little easier than the original, lol.

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