Bionic Commando: Rearmed and Pub Games on Arcade This Week
The revelation that the new Bionic Commando was originally planned as a PSP title no doubt got you thinking about playing a new BC game. While that game has yet to be given a release date, Bionic Commando: Rearmed (800 MS points or $10) has been — this Wednesday. Those who are weary about the new look and feel of Rearmed‘s big brother needn’t worry. The classic 2D style returns along with the rest of the game, albeit with new graphics, weapons, online rankings and a reworked soundtrack.
Those who haven’t already should check out last week’s episode of The 1UP Show, which featured a segment with the game. Or if you’re not a fan of movin’ pictures like that, Jeremy Parish wrote up a very digestible E3 preview. Suffice it to say he was pleased with what he saw, going so far as to say, “This could very well go down as the finest retro remake ever.” If that’s not a ringing endorsement to at least check out the trial version on Wednesday, I don’t know what is.
And those of you who have pre-ordered Fable 2 will be able to download Pub Games on Wednesday and start earning in-game money ahead of time. If you haven’t pre-ordered the game, Pub Games will run you the same price as Rearmed – 800 points — which is rather excessive. Apparently Microsoft really wants you to get your pre-order in, but I’m not entirely sure getting to play some casino mini-games are really that great an incentive.