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Capcom announced on their Unity blog earlier this week that Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 will be jumping its way onto Xbox Live Arcade on Feb. 2. Or at least it would be jumping, if your character could- oh, wait, he can jump in the sequel. Never mind.
For those unfamiliar with the series, the ability to jump is actually a big change for the series. In the first Rearmed (and the original NES Bionic Commando it was based on), the only way to move vertically was to use Nathan “Rad” Spencer’s bionic arm to grapple ledges and hooks above the character. Rearmed 2’s developer, Fat Shark, has promised in earlier previews that purists will be able to navigate the game without ever touching the jump button if they do not want to. Rearmed 2 will be a direct sequel to the first Rearmed and will set the stage for the plot of the 2009 360/PS3 entry in the series, which was titled simply Bionic Commando.
The release date hits a day after the game’s launch on the Playststation Network on Feb. 1. The price is $15, or 1200 Microsoft points.