Bionic Commando Rearmed

PC, PS3, XB360 / Action / Release: Aug 14, 2008 / ESRB: M


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Bionic Commando Rearmed Team Forms New Studio

The team at the now-defunct GRIN (Bionic Commando, Wanted: Weapons of Fate) that was responsible for the company's 2008 retro-remake of Capcom's Bionic Commando has reunited to form a new studio: Might and Delight.

The new studio is working on an unnaounced title and it will likely be another retro-style game according to a statement by the team. "It's no secret that Might and Delight loves retro," the studio's website reads. "We adore the delicate simplicity found in many old games. Our goal is to create experiences that looks to that simplicity while providing something fresh and accessible! Read more »

"Glad to see the team is going to live on. BC:RA is a great game."
- fyrie    See all 11 comments

GRIN Officially Closes, Former Devs Found New Studio

Following reports indicating Bionic Commando Rearmed and Bionic Commando developer GRIN was in danger of collapsing, the studio today officially announced that it has shut its doors.

"It is with a heavy heart we announce today that GRIN has been forced to close its doors," wrote GRIN founders Bo and Ulf Andersson in a goodbye letter. "This as too many publishers have been delaying their payments, causing an unbearable cashflow situation." Read more »

"Although I didn't like the Bionic Commando games, I still feel sad about GRIN closing, because ..."
- Esque    See all 38 comments

Bionic Commando, Rearmed Bundled on Steam

Capcom today added the newly-released Bionic Commando and the previously-released Bionic Commando Rearmed to Steam.

Bionic Commando and Rearmed are available for $40 and $10 respectively, or for $45 as a convenient bundle.

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"Bionic Commando Rearmed + a hefty pile of shit = $45 or, Bionic Commando Rearmed = $10 ..."
- TwwIX    See all 23 comments

Shack PSA: Bionic Commando Rearmed 50% Off on Xbox Live Arcade

The Xbox 360 edition of GRIN's downloadable Bionic Commando Rearmed--an enhanced remake of Capcom's classic swinging platformer--is half-off for Xbox Live Gold members this week, bringing the price of the game down to 400 MS Points ($5).

The Xbox 360 sale follows last week's half-off sale for the PlayStation 3 edition of the game, with both undoubtedly meant to promote the recent retail release of GRIN's full-fledged three-dimensional revamp of the series, simply titled Bionic Commando.

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"Aww I wish it was on steam for $5. I would surely buy it then. Excellent game though either way."
- TheDaFox    See all 7 comments

Bionic Commando Rearmed Sells 130K, Sets a 'Standard in Digital Gaming'

Bionic Commando Rearmed, GRIN's downloadable remake of Capcom's classic shooter, sold over 130,000 copies in its first week, claims producer Ben Judd.

In a blog post, Judd boasted high Metacritic ratings (ranging from 86.2% to 91.3%, depending on platform) and explained that in the digital distribution realm, "that is a friggin JUGGERNAUT!" Read more »

"Only 130k? It needs to sell like, a quadrabazillion on all systems, this game is AWESOME. ..."
- ElArabDeMagnifico    See all 68 comments

PlayStation Store Update: Bionic Commando RA, Street Fighter Alpha, Rock Band DLC, Demos

This week's update to the PlayStation 3's digital storefront includes the long-awaited debut of GRIN's classic platformer overhaul Bionic Commando Rearmed, the downloadable release of an original PlayStation title, and the usual round-up of DLC.

Priced at $9.99, Bionic Commando Rearmed features a high-definition graphical overhaul to the classic NES platformer with new weapons and two player cooperative play. The game made arrived on the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Marketplace and PCs earlier this week. Read more »

"Bionic Commando Rearmed is very cool. I never liked the original as I always kinda hated all ..."
- phinn    See all 10 comments

Bionic Commando Rearmed PC Not Hitting Steam

Contrary to earlier reports, publisher Capcom has confirmed that the PC edition of GRIN's Bionic Commando Rearmed will not be sold via Valve's Steam platform.

"At the last minute, we've been unable to reach mutually agreeable terms with Valve on BCR, so they won't be carrying it," Capcom corporate officer Christian Svensson explained on the company's message boards. Read more »

"i bought it from D2drive (1st time i buy something from them) and it runs fine... hell it even ..."
- easeup    See all 227 comments

Bionic Commando Rearmed Getting PC-only Levels

While the PC version of GRIN's downloadable action game Bionic Commando Rearmed will sell for $5 more than the console editions, Capcom producer Ben Judd has revealed that the PC release will be receiving some exclusive challenge rooms.

"I can give you a song and dance about PC digital content being more expensive as a general rule," he told the Bionic Commando blog, "but nobody wants to hear that crap. I can say this: for the PC version we are planning on uploading some additional PC-only challenge rooms via a free patch so you will get more bang for your buck." Read more »

"i just got the game from D2drive... and i cant play it. It stops responding every single time i ..."
- easeup    See all 25 comments

Capcom: Piracy Not a Factor in Higher PC Price for Bionic Commando Rearmed, $14.99 Is 'Appropriate'

The $5 price hike for the PC edition of GRIN's downloadable platformer Bionic Commando "has nothing to do with Piracy concerns," Capcom business development and strategic planning VP Christian Svensson has informed Shacknews.

Though the title will sell for $9.99 when it hits consoles next week, Svensson explained that the $14.99 price for the PC version, also due next week, stems from "different business terms/expectations in that sector." He added that "the typical downloadable price for digital-only games on PC is actually $19.99." Read more »

"I wouldn't play this crap for free, much less 10-15 bucks, lol. Actually, I think PC games ..."
- rodmanw    See all 115 comments

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

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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. Read more »

"Either way, I just hope this game sells like hot cakes so that developers make more 2d/3d side ..."
- flasher 907    See all 90 comments

Bionic Commando Rearmed Reintroduced to Mankind

GRIN's classy remake of Bionic Commando is almost upon us. To celebrate, the developers have come out from behind their monitors to elucidate on the sidescrolling shooter in the following video.

Bionic Commando Rearmed will sell for $10 when the downloadable title hits Xbox 360 on August 13, followed by a PlayStation 3 release the next day and the PC edition arriving in that general timeframe. Read more »

"Nice that they finally confirmed a Steam release, I'll definitely be picking this up on day one. ..."
- zipperface    See all 48 comments

Bionic Commando Rearmed Gets Made in New Video

Capcom has passed in a second video illustrating the making of GRIN's downloadable remake Bionic Commando Rearmed (PC, PS3, 360).

Much like the previous making-of footage, the video details the development variety of elements in the upcoming action platformer, which is slated to arrive on the Xbox Live Marketplace on August 13. A PlayStation Store release is expected a day later. Read more »

"The music at the beginning of those videos is nothing less than incredible. I want that on mp3. ..."
- _sbs_    See all 20 comments

Castle Crashers and Bionic Commando RA Dated; Braid, Galaga Legions Also Due in August

Several anticipated Xbox Live Arcade titles will be hitting the Xbox 360's downloadable gaming service this coming August, Microsoft announced today.

Left, The Behemoth's Castle Crashers. Right, GRIN's Bionic Commando: Rearmed.
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"Damn you Capcom! That's the week after I deploy! Support the troops -- release Bionic ..."
- daggah    See all 22 comments

Geometry Wars 2 Release Moved Up, Due Next Wed; Castle Crashers, Bionic Commando RA Hit Soon

Bizarre Creations' multi-directional shooter sequel Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 is now slated to hit Xbox 360 next Wednesday, July 30, the studio has announced.

Revealed last week, the downloadable Xbox Live Arcade exclusive was initially scheduled to debut on August 6, and will carry the price of 800 Microsoft Points ($10). For more on the game, check out our hands-on preview from the E3 show floor. Read more »

"YES YES YES Bionic Commando:Rearmed... This game looks so fucking good "
- two50six    See all 13 comments

Bionic Commando Rearmed Making Of Video #1

Capcom sends along the first installment in a series of videos about the making of Bionic Commando Rearmed, the PC/PS3/X360 update of the 8-bit platformer.

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- Omaha    See all 23 comments

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