Bionic Commando Remake Hits PC, Steam Thursday; Costs $5 More Than Console Versions

Update: Speaking with Shacknews, Capcom has explained that the higher price point for the PC edition of Bionic Commando Rearmed is not due to piracy, but lies "with different business terms/expectations in [PC] sector" and higher distribution costs.

"$14.99 represents an appropriate price for the platform and you should probably expect our PC pricing to always be slightly higher than the console equivalent in this space," noted Capcom business development and strategic planning VP Christian Svensson.

Original Story: Bionic Commando Rearmed, GRIN's enhanced remake of Capcom's classic swinging platformer, will hit PC on August 14, community manager Gearoid Reidy has confirmed on the game's blog.

Available through digital distribution platforms Steam and Direct2Drive, the PC version will sell for $14.99--a $5 premium over the $9.99 PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases. No reason was provided for the price hike, though publisher Capcom has previously complained about the effects of piracy on its PC releases. nope

The downloadable PlayStation 3 edition of Bionic Commando Rearmed arrives in the PlayStation Store next Thursday, the same day as the PC version's debut, while the downloadable Xbox 360 version will be available next Wednesday, August 13.