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Bionic Commando release coming in May 2009

by: Dan -
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Over at the official Capcom Blog, it was announced last week that Bionic Commando will be released in May of 2009 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while the PC version will hit in the following months. One other tidbit in the release is that the lead character, Nathan Spencer, will be voiced by Mike Patton, lead singer of Faith No More.
There's been lots of rumors and speculation going around about when Bionic Commando is actually coming out. But now we're finally ready to announce that Bionic Commando is releasing in May 2009, finally letting you swing into action (see what I did right there?).

You won't have to wait too much longer to start using the best swing mechanic out there to zip-kick baddies in the story mode, and your friends in the online mode. There's plenty more to do than just zip-kick and swing though... Click the "More" button for press release and info.

Capcom is also confirming Bionic Commando, for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, will be releasing this May with the PC version available in the following months.

Reloaded for the latest generation of hardware, Bionic Commando sees the return of the ultimate fusion of man and machine. A favorite amongst gamers around the world when first launched 20 years ago with the 8-bit original on the NES. Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by former lead singer of Faith No More, Mike Patton), 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.

Five years later, on the day he is due to be executed for his supposed crimes, an experimental weapon detonates the city. Unleashing an immensely powerful earthquake combined with a radiation shockwave that leaves the city in ruins, wiping out its populace. Military intelligence suggests that a large terrorist search force has moved in and occupied Ascension City, but as yet their motives remain unclear. With the terrain in ruins and the terrorists in control of the City’s air defenses the FSA has only one option open to them – the reactivation of Nathan Spencer.

Both the Bionic Arm and swing mechanic that made the original game so unique makes a welcome return. Upgraded to deliver a range of devastating attacks that allow Spencer to quickly traverse the game’s diverse environments, players can harness the power of the arm in a variety of ways to take out enemies - launch huge boulders or cars; send them flying with a close-quarters uppercut; use enemies as a shield or whip them into the air transforming them into a human kite.

You can check out more of Bionic Commando at: www.bioniccommando.com