Bionic Commando News

Capcom's profits plummet

It's Dark Void and Bionic Commando's fault.

Capcom's annual net income is at its lowest since 2004, the publisher revealed today in its annual financial report.

Ex-GRIN devs open new studio

Cry Engine 3 game in the works.

The creators of Bionic Commando Rearmed, Wanted and Terminator: Salvation have opened a new studio and started work on a game it reckons will blow gamers' socks off.

Capcom unveils BC: Rearmed 2

Capcom unveils BC: Rearmed 2

Plus: Okamiden in 2011, lots of DLC news.

Capcom has lifted the lid on three titles it's got lined up for a 2011 release.

Topping the bill is Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, as reported earlier.

Then there's Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, which sees Nathan Spencer facing a new, "technologically sophisticated" foe named General Sabio. He'll have upgraded powers, including the ability to jump. The game will be released via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network in Q1 of next year.

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Capcom done with Western devs

Japan will make all new IP, says boss.

Disenchanted with long-distance relationships, Capcom has decided to develop all major new game IP at home in Japan. Company president Haruhiro Tsujimoto said he would drop Western studios entirely if there weren't so many games to make with so few resources.

Capcom profits up despite low BC sales

Capcom profits up despite low BC sales

Monster Hunter also "weak" in West.

Capcom is celebrating record summer profits for the three months ended 30th June, with profits at $38.4m - a 23 per cent increase on the same period last year.

Resident Evil 5 broke records to ship 5m units around the world, and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite rampaged to ship 3.5m units in Japan alone. Wii-exclusive Monster Hunter Tri has been pre-ordered 1m times already, and prepares for a gigantic Japanese launch tomorrow.

Capcom also singled out Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes as strong sellers.

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Bionic Commando PC gets release date

Bionic Commando PC gets release date

Swings into shops next week.

Capcom has clarified to Eurogamer that Bionic Commando will be released on PC next Friday, 17th July.

Desktop dabblers can expect DirectX 9 and 10 support, online options, higher resolutions and remappable controls.

But, otherwise, the two-month old gameplay of the PS3 and 360 versions will remain.

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Hidden option in Bionic Commando demo

Practice swinging around in private.

Capcom has highlighted the fact that there's a private match option lurking in the Xbox 360-exclusive Bionic Commando multiplayer demo released last week.

SF IV and Bionic dates unconfirmed

SF IV and Bionic dates unconfirmed

Retail guidance, not release schedule.

Capcom has told Eurogamer that release dates for Street Fighter IV, Bionic Commando and other titles which appeared in the British trade press yesterday were retail guidance rather than confirmed launch dates.

It also denied that a PC version of Resident Evil 5 will be released on 13th March alongside the PS3 and 360 versions, reiterating that it has not announced a PC version of the console game.

Trade magazine MCV reported the guidance list, which is distributed to retailers to help them plan for Q1, and which claimed SF IV will be released on PS3, 360 and PC on 20th February.

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Bionic Commando stories tie together

Rearmed to tease elements of 3D game.

Bionic Commando producer Ben Judd has told Eurogamer to expect elements of the re-imagined XBLA, PSN and PC game, Bionic Commando Rearmed, to fill out the back-story of next year's 3D game.

Bionic Commando PS3 has Achievements

Or equivalents, anyway.

Capcom has said that while Bionic Commando on Xbox 360 will obviously have unlockable Achievements, the PS3 version will have a similar system of Trophies.

Street Fighter IV playable at GDC

So is Bionic Commando. Shiny.

Both Street Fighter IV and the remake of Bionic Commando will be on show at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week behind closed doors.

Lara and friends on GfW label

MS promises big 2008 on PC.

Although their existence won't come as a surprise to anyone, Microsoft has announced the names of a few upcoming games that have found their way into the Games for Windows line-up.

EGTV: Bionic Commando

Exclusive trailer.

Capcom has released an exciting new trailer for Bionic Commando, and we've got it exclusively on Eurogamer TV.