Bionic Commando for the NES is basically totally awesome. The Japanese version placed the character in a battle against futuristic Nazis. The final boss was Adolf Hitler, who had been resurrected by evil scientists. Unfortunately, the U.S. version had all of that removed, but it was still a fun game. I remember playing this a lot as a kid and loving it.
This new remake, Bionic Commando Rearmed (available on PC, XBLA, PSN) looks really nice. Seriously, from the video it looks very well done, the graphics look totally sweet. I wonder if it will have all of the future Nazi stuff included. It is scheduled to be released in Spring of 2008. Here’s the whole press release:
BIONIC COMMANDO® REARMED REPORTS FOR DUTY AS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
Capcom Brings New Life to 8-Bit Classic with Modern Makeover
SAN MATEO, Calif. — January 18, 2008 — Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced Bionic Commando Rearmed™, a makeover of the classic 8-bit game originally released 20 years ago. Bionic Commando Rearmed will be available for digital download from Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PLAYSTATION®Network and PC this spring. This announcement follows the news that Capcom will be releasing an all new next-generation sequel to Bionic Commando® on Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and PC platforms.