Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando 2009 [Beta & Concept – Xbox 360 / PS3]

Bionic Commando is an action game released by Capcom for Xbox 360 and Ps3 in 2009. In this page we can see some screenshots and videos from a 2007 HUD-less build. It’s likely that at this point of development Grin was still testing the gameplay, because the only trailers available were focused on the main abilities of the protagonist, such as the “chain reaction”, which was supposed to be a complex system to interact with the scenario using our bionic arm: it was possible,amongst other things, to create explosions dropping a wagon on a car. Morever, Spencer could fall down when swinging if the object to which he was attached wasn’t firm.

The layouts of the stages were still really early, with only few sections easily recognizable. Also, physics, lighting and animations seem to be a little different in this beta (for example, the city was immersed in light and the particle effects of the weapons were more emphasized). Radiations had yet to be added.

Interestingly, the only boss seen in the pics, Mohole, was originally located in the wilderness, not in the urban-like environment of the final version. The polygonal models of the enemy soldiers were remarkably different and they still didn’t realistically react to the player’s fire, while Spencer looked more or less the same, apart from some little changes to his arm.

Thanks to Wis for the contribution!