You may not know him by the notably less '80s-riffic name Nathan (nee Rad) Spencer, but his alias Bionic Commando
might still clinch your attention. As promised
, the cybernetic Spider-Man is dated for a May 19 launch--20 years after the original's 8-bit NES debut. This time, Nathan Spencer is imprisoned under false charges by the organization he worked for. But with a multiplayer mode sewn in, you may not have to exonerate his good name on your own.
Capcom i s pleased to confirm that the highly-anticipated Bionic Commando will ship to retailers in North America on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Reloaded for the latest generation of hardware, Bionic Commando sees the return of the ultimate fusion of man and machine as Nathan Spencer is back as a government operative who, after distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served. However, when bio terrorists detonate an experimental device over Ascension City and then occupy it, there is only one option open to the authorities – reactivate Nathan Spencer. The upcoming new generation game, first released 20 years ago with the 8-bit original on the NES, is making a big comeback when it hits retail shelves this spring as it features an in-depth multiplayer mode that will have you swinging with friends around the globe via Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
The PC version of Bionic Commando is due to ship shortly after the console release. More details surrounding the PC version will be following in the upcoming months.