Written By: Travis Johnson
Yesterday, gaming giant CaPCom, confirmed a return for the 80s classic franchise, [i]Bionic Commando[/i]. The project is in development for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. In a recent press release, the sequel is described as "Taking its inspiration from its 8-bit namesake released on the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1988. [i]Bionic Commando[/i] features Nathan Spencer (voiced by former lead singer of Faith No More, Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served."
In talking about what the new game will offer on the gameplay side of things the press release went on to say "[i]Bionic Commando[/i] harnesses the power of the latest generation of hardware to fully exploit the swing mechanic that made the original title so unique. The ruins of Ascension City and its surroundings provide an engaging environment of towering buildings, suspended roadways and monorails, deep canyons and sheer rock faces that allow gamers to traverse each area via multiple routes using swinging, rappelling, climbing and wall-walking techniques."
CaPCom also mentioned that the development team working on the project consisted "of an American Producer living in Japan, a Japanese Creative Advisor, and highly-rated Swedish developer GRIN providing a European influence. This partnership provides a further example of CaPCom’s strategy to work with the best developer talent, whilst maintaining the unique elements of creativity and approach to game design for which CaPCom is renowned."
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