Nathan Spencer is back and he's pissed, as Capcom's remake of Bionic Commando attempts to grab PC gamers where it counts - Steam and retail.
Ascension City has been taken over by terrorists, which turns out to be good news for Nathan R.A.D. Spencer, pardoned from execution at the very last minute and sent behind enemy lines as humanity's last defence against whatever it is that those terrorists are up to. PC gamers can now experience this sequel to the arcade classic, just as not a whole lot of console owners did earlier this year.
The game goes live on Steam in about an hour and a half, ringing up at only $US35.99, which is $US4 off the suggested retail price. As an extra bonus, Bionic Commando Rearmed also hits Steam today, and Capcom's official announcement mentions a deal where you can get both for only $US44.99, which turns out to be a savings of... $1? Well it's a savings at least.
Kotaku AU Note: I'm looking at the Steam page right now and it says US$39.99. The bundle is US$44.99.
Check out the PC requirements below to see if Bionic Commando is right for your gaming rig.
System Requirements Supported OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista® (service pack is optional) Processor: Dual-core processor (Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz) Memory: 1.5 GB RAM Graphics: DirectX®9.0c/Shader3.0 compatible, VRAM 512 MB (NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 series or ATI Radeon™ X1900) Sound: DirectX®9.0c compatible sound cards DirectX®: DirectX®9.0c Hard Drive: 8.0 GB free space Peripherals: Keyboard and Xbox 360 controller supported