Bionic Commando is the working title to the seventh generation console installment in Capcom's long-running adventure-platformer series, developed and published by Capcom in collaboration with Swedish developer GRIN (best known for Ballistics and the Microsoft Windows version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter series). The game is the direct sequel of the second game and its remake Bionic Commando Rearmed in the series, released in 1988 for the NES and 2008 current gen systems.The development team has gone on record saying they have looked through all the old games including Mercs for connections. The game is run on the homebrewed Grin "Diesel" Engine.
 Bionic_Commando_by_arcipello Initial speculation pegged the game as a sandbox third person action game, similar to games such as Spider-Man 2 or The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction.However, more recent information suggests it will be more linear. The player will be able to swing around Ascension City and other environments such as canyons, which will feature multiple routes that will require players to use various swinging techniques. Spencer is also able to target enemies while hanging upside down, climbing a building or even in mid-swing, while using an implement called the Bionic Arm which can be used to attack enemies at close range. He can also use it to grab and launch objects such as boulders and cars at enemies
The events of the game take place ten years after the NES installment.According to Capcom's press release, this iteration follows Nathan Spencer (voiced by Mike Patton, Ex-Faith No More lead singer ), a government operative working in the fictional Ascension City and an Operative for the Tactical Arms and Security Committee or T.A.S.C which specializes in training bionic commandos like Spencer. After he is betrayed by his own government and falsely imprisoned for assignations he had no part of as the great bionic purge begins. Before his execution, an experimental weapon detonates in Ascension City, unleashing an earthquake along with a radioactive shockwave that leaves the city destroyed and wiping out its populace, with the threat of an invasion from a terrorist force.Spencer is now freed to redeem his name along with the T.A.S.C's and is reunited with his bionic arm which he was stripped of.
Super Joe, a supporting character from the original NES version, will also appear in the sequel. He will be voiced by Steven Blum.The character is now identified as Joseph Gibson, the Player 1 character from the arcade game Mercs. In the new Bionic Commando, Gibson is the former lead director of the T.A.S.C, who assists Spencer to clear his name and in turn help bionics become legal again
Players can also use a code found in Bionic Commando: Rearmed to unlock a skin of "RAD" Spencer from the original game with short hair green blazer and converse like shoes.
It was confirmed in the August issue of Game Informer that Bionic Commando will have an option for online multi-play with 16 players. It will feature classic staples such as deathmatch and capture the flag. The grappling hook will still be usable online.
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