So, it appears that Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 is a reality. Here's the trailer:
And there's really nothing else as of this posting. But that's probably enough for now.
Wow. Jumping? I guess I can live with it, so long as it doesn't get in the way of the swinging.
Can't quite tell which version of Rad that is, Rearmed or next-gen, to have an idea of where this is placed. The hair looks like Rearmed (I think), so that might be a plus.
If it helps, the guys who made this
are apparently the ones developing it, rather than the new studio
of the developers who made the first Rearmed.
Update: Press release:
Release Date: Q1 2011
Platform: PSN, XBLA
Developer: Fat Shark
Capcom unveils the next evolution in 3D side-scrolling action with Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. Nathan Spencer returns as the daring elite soldier equipped with special bionic abilities. Spencer will have to face his greatest challenge yet as General Sabio, a new technologically sophisticated foe, is on the brink of launching a deadly missile attack.
Nathan Spencer will make use of his trademark tool – his bionic grappling hook – to grab, swing and leap through series of lush new environments. He’ll be met by plenty of gun-toting soldiers and mechanized threats ready to give him a hostile greeting. Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 improves upon the visual achievements of its predecessor with the addition of more detailed character models, textures, and vibrant colors. New player mechanics will add another strategic layer of platforming to the overall experience and the famous bionic arm will be getting a major makeover delivering a more dynamic bionic experience to the player.
Sequel to the popular downloadable title on PSN and Xbox LIVE, Bionic Commando Rearmed
New Weapons, attacks and enhancements for the the all-purpose Bionic Arm
New platforming mechanics provides more freedom and challenges. Now the impossible is within your “leap!”
New physics-based puzzles will take the platforming experience to another level
2-player co-op is back and better than ever.
Enhanced graphics and better camera functionality.
All new musical score inspired by NES-era sound effects, produced by the same creative mind behind the original Bionic Commando Rearmed soundtrack
Cut-scene art designed by cutting-edge art studio Massive Black, whose previously worked on Infamous, Bioshock 2 and,God of War III
Update 2: From Capcom's Christian Svensson:
The Rearmed 2 team has several original members from the Grin team and is running on the same engine/made with the same tools.
Update E3: According to the newest trailer, it looks like they're including the sniper option from Elite Forces, the Game Boy Color title. Keep an eye out at 1:14:
New weapons, new Bionic Arm abilities, and some other neat fun stuff, too.
But there is one new addition that is more unsettling than any other...
That's right... Nathan "Rad" Spencer is now equipped with a bionic mustache
*Note: Mustache may not actually be bionic.
No new information on the press release front, it's pretty much the same thing they showed a couple of months ago. However, if you want new screenshots, look no further
Finally, GameTrailers has some new videos, including a "tech interview:"
Kind of disappointed that Ben Judd is apparently not in charge of this one, or at least he doesn't seem to be. The first Rearmed was just so good...
As for story, at least here they confirmed that this is set a few years after Rearmed, but before last year's retail sequel.
Hulk Papa Boss Gameplay
Snow Boss Gameplay