I was wondering how Capcom was going to capitalize on nostalgia for the rebirth of the Bionic Commando franchise when the younger generation isn’t aware of it. Surprise, it too is getting a make over. Grin, the studio behind the new Bionic Commando game, is working on Bionic Commando Rearmed, an updated version of the 8-bit classic. The focus is till on grappling, but now players get to hook on to 3D platforms while listening to a new musical score. Capcom also plans to tie in the new Bionic Commando game by using Bionic Command Rearmed as a key to unlock hints and new contents for the sequel.
My only question is will Capcom keep the wacky Engrish storyline where players fight the “badds”. Ben Judd, the producer of both projects at Capcom says, “And with GRIN taking care of development, we can ensure that there is real consistency across both the Bionic Commando titles.” Ahh… that doesn’t sound like the new gritty entry is going to have goofy PlayStation Network / Xbox Live Arcade prequel.