Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Demo Out Today

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Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Demo Out Today

Today sees the launch of the Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 demo on PSN. Hooray! And what better way to celebrate than to give away five redeem codes. More on that in a bit. First, a refresher on why you need Bionic Commando back in your life.

Bionic Commando is old skool; much more so even than Happy Shopper. And so too is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2. Kind of. As with the first PSN remake of the 2D classic it’s been recreated in pseudo 3D (for maximum high def pretty) but remains faithful to the original in all its side scrolling glory. And you still use the bionic arm to traverse progressively trickier levels while shooting bad guys in the face with loads of different weapons but, well, I won’t lie. Bionic Commando Rearmed has changed.

You can now jump.

I know, I know. Really, I know. It’s wrong, and I get that. I really do. But not having the jump was so HARD. People really struggled with that, so we gave Spencer a jump. It’s just a little one, and it’s possible to complete the entire game without it. And you can turn it off. The thing is, it’s fun. Fun! I know! In a videogame!

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Demo Out Today Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Demo Out Today

We’ve also made it possible to play the game in co-op with a friend (on the same console). And we’ve introduced a perks system of sorts – as you explore some of the more hard to reach places in BCR2 you’ll come across abilities that change the way you play, from grenades to health regenerators to upgrades to your arm that turn it into an awesome punching machine. And while these upgrades don’t make things significantly easier, they do make the game obscenely entertaining even when you’re returning to a level on your third run through as you look for that final secret collectable.

This is the best Bionic Commando has ever been. It’s the most accessible, has the deepest gameplay, is the prettiest and offers the most reason to come back to it again and again.

To celebrate the launch of the demo we’re giving away five redeem codes on our twitter feed, @capcomeuro. Head on over to be in with a chance of winning. And if you don’t win, why not check out the demo, available today on the PSN Store.

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  • You have to be signed into PSN to play this game. In other words, if you lose internet connection, or the PSN is offline for maintenance (like it will be later today) you can’t play it!

    So, think twice before buying :)

  • That seems like a good enough reason to use Twitter

    I’m sure people can wait a couple of hours to play a game during down time

  • You’d be surprised the amount of whining from disgruntled PSN users because they can’t go a day without getting the game on. It’s like their lives are devoid of anything but gaming. That’s how they come across. I can only judge from that.

  • Not everyone can connect their PS3s to PSN 24/7, meaning they cannot play the game when they want.

    It isn’t ‘one day’ and has nothing to do with PSN maintenance. They are fair complaints about the DRM.

    I personally can connect 24/7 if I wanted, but I understand the complaints for those who cannot.

  • yay finally after all this time you can jump! That’s what I wanted when I had the NES cart all them years ago. I still don’t actually like the game (the old versions or the first Rearmed) at all but I appreciate the addition and might give the demo of this one a go.

  • this game sucks mayor ass cause off it’s DRM won’t buy a game with that kinda stupid system

  • haha I forgot about those comments, they were pretty fun

    The comments are fair but considering the amount of people either game sharing or hacking its not a surprise

  • Sounds great! Looking forward to trying the game!

    Can’t understand why some people complain so much,
    Downtime happens! If it wasn’t scheduled and they tried to do it without shutting it down, people would complain about things going wrong, so they can’t win really!!

  • @ No 2
    Provided when twittering, said twitterrers arn’t using the ps3 browser, as the last system update made the post tweet button impotent. First of all we lost searching within You Tube and posting You Tube commentary because of an update WAY before the new year, then 3.56 killed Twittering with the browser. I wouldn’t be surprised if the rumours pan out true, and Sony does remove the ps3 browser “because of security issues”…hmphhh. As for the game, it looks crisp and colourfully clean. Can’t wait to try the demo. I hear Hoard is rather good as well. That’s due in SCEE markets soon we hopes. peace…

  • I wasn’t complaining about down time. I was simply saying that, if you buy this game, you CANNOT play it (even offline single player) if you don’t have a PSN connection.

  • ain’t a big fan of DRM, but understand why it’s necressary. Anyways might be interested in this game when it’s up on a sale

  • I love free codes!

    And Leo Tan is a great guy (having heard him on Eurogamer.net podcast)!

    *hint hint*

  • Capcom you really know to hurt fans and Playstation faithfuls like me. But fortunately I own a 360 and was able to play it with no DRM.

  • As mentioned by a few others,the DRM means I’m not going near it.For example,with PSN store being down today I wouldn’t be able to play the game.

  • ok i just played and completed the demo and the jump makes a huge difference to the gameplay. it’s actually not too annoying now. I may even purchase it sometime.

  • what ppl problem DRM sucks why is it a online co-op a online MP, online off any-kind No it‘s Not it‘s a simple offline single player game if it‘s got Online scoreboards maybe but yet again most offline games has got online scoreboards eg. spare parts that with-out the DRM.

    you buy a game for it‘s offline gameplay if you dont like online scoreboards it‘s optional i think it‘s capcom covers it‘s back.

    & yes if you not got a online connection capcom has punish you. :/

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