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Capcom has announced Capcom Digital Collection, a collection of eight downloadable games bundled together in an Xbox 360 exclusive retail release for spring 2012.
The games included are: 1942: Joint Strike; Bionic Commando Rearmed 2; Final Fight Double Impact; Flock!; Rocketmen: Axis of Evil including Rocketmen: It Came From Uranus expansion; Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix; Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix; and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3.
Each game includes all of the features, online functionality and Achievements from their download versions. Capcom is yet to announce how much it will cost.
Whether Capcom will continue to use DRM on PSN games hasn't been decided, Christian Svensson informed Eurogamer.
The PlayStation Store has been refreshed but will be taken down for maintenance at 4.05pm UK time today.
It won't be up and running again until 3am tomorrow morning.
Nevertheless, those fast enough have access to a single-player MotorStorm Apocalypse demo. Eurogamer's MotorStorm Apocalypse review was published this morning, the racing game scoring 8/10. "It works because it's not subtle. Not much about Apocalypse is, from the crushing orchestral dubstep soundtrack, through the astounding visual assault of bounding cars, flying masonry, landslides, dust clouds, twisters and moody, filtered light, to its sheer breakneck speed," judged Oli Welsh.
PlayStation 3 users looking to enjoy Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 must have an active PlayStation Network connection whenever they boot the game up, Capcom has revealed.
Ninja ropey gameplay.
The multiplayer Killzone 3 demo will launch at 11am tomorrow morning UK time, Sony has announced.
One of the more popular retro remakes of recent years, Bionic Commando Rearmed eventually became something of a poisoned chalice for Swedish developer GRIN. The side-scroller's success completely overshadowed the team's full-fat franchise reboot, which launched nine months later to critical grumblings that it wasn't as good as the 2D game. Even a staggering climax (spoilerphobes, look away now) that saw hero Nathan Spencer headbutt his nemesis to death in mid-air – after discovering his bionic arm was actually his dead wife, of course – wasn't enough to save it from flopping. A pair of unremarkable film tie-ins later, GRIN was sadly shuttered.
Two-and-a-bit years later, fellow Scandinavians Fatshark are in charge for the sequel. Set a few years after the first game, it sees Spencer – the man with the worst case of claw hand in medical history – return to tackle a Castro-esque dictator. This time he sports a bushy lip-warmer and suffers from a Charlie Brooker perma-grump. In fairness, the bionics accompanying him on said mission do come from the Barry-from-Alan-Wake school of irritating sidekicks, saying things like, "I've got a pair of bionic legs here that are about to kick some serious butt."
As a remake, Rearmed kept things simple, and initially it seems Fatshark has streamlined things yet further by removing any choice from the level select screen and setting you on a linear route to the end of the game. This does mean that the brief top-down sections are missing, and while they were hardly the strongest point of either Rearmed or the original NES game, it's a shame to see them go – particularly when you realise that the enjoyable if straightforward hacking mini-game has also been excised.
Of the numerous Capcom remakes which surfaced a couple of years ago, Bionic Commando: Rearmed was one of the few to win appreciative nods across the board. It achieved the rarest of feats, managing to stay completely faithful to the source material without making you want to ram your hand in the nearest waste disposal unit.
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 (£10.20 / €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.
Capcom confirms February release.
Big boss Megacopter struts his stuff.
Downloadable sequel for PSN and XBLA in 2011.
Man meets machine.
The swinging soldier gets another shot at glory.