1UP Previews: Bionic Commando - Details on the 2D remake, with new screens and videos

1UP writes: "With few exceptions, pillaging a beloved franchise's long-dormant remains results in nothing good. Modern-day revivals like Rygar: The Legendary Adventure, Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows, and Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude amount to desperate nostalgia cash-ins, predictably lacking the magic that earned their respective precursors such prestige.

Developer GRIN's contemporary reinvention of Capcom's cult Bionic Commando series might -- or might not -- follow in those faulty footsteps (see the accompanying sidebar for details), but no one can accuse these devs of not knowing what they're mucking with: By all appearances, May's Bionic Commando: Rearmed for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, is a faithful, full-featured 2D remake of the 8-bit NES side-scroller, serving as both a catch-up lesson for series newcomers and a clear indication of GRIN's desire to get things right."

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