Capcom has announced that Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 will be released for PS3 on PlayStation Network on 1st February in the US and through Xbox Live Arcade on 2nd February.
The PSN version will cost $14.99 in the US and the XBLA version is going for 1200 Microsoft Points (Ł10.20 / €14.40).
European PSN games are generally released on Wednesdays, a day later than the US, so this should mean that European PS3 owners get to play Rearmed 2 on 2nd February as well.
Rearmed 2 includes various new features and improvements over the original, which scored 8/10 in its Eurogamer review.
Most notably, while the 2D gameplay was always famous for using the grapple to swing around and not allowing the player to jump manually, Capcom has now relented and included a jump function – although you can always play through the game without it.
There's also a new Death From Above move for killing people. From above.
Returning features include Challenge Rooms – bite-sized challenges where the goal is to collect objects and set a fast time without succumbing to innumerable extremely harsh and hazardous one-hit-kill elements of the scenery. These now include variations where you need to use specific weaponry and abilities.
Look out for a hands-on preview of Rearmed 2 very soon and a full review nearer the game's February release. In the meantime, check out some gameplay footage below.