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Bionic Commando Rearmed PS3 Gets Trophies, Fixes

This on-again, off-again trophy thing looks like it's finally getting settled.

He's all AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH TROPHIES.
First, there was going to be a trophy update. Then, Ben Judd had to come out and say that it just wasn't going to happen. But maybe that was all just a devious smokescreen. Regardless of all that, Capcom and GRIN have gone back into its acclaimed downloadable release, Bionic Commando Rearmed, and added in trophy support on the PlayStation 3.

Or, at least, they will be shortly. The patch that adds trophies hasn't gone live yet. It'll also come with a new difficulty setting that adjusts where you respawn and how your arm acts in certain situations. It sounds like it'll make the game a lot easier. The fixes and changes will also be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game.

A bit more detail on the changes and a comment contest can be found over at the official PlayStation Blog.
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Posted by Jeff
He's all AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH TROPHIES.
First, there was going to be a trophy update. Then, Ben Judd had to come out and say that it just wasn't going to happen. But maybe that was all just a devious smokescreen. Regardless of all that, Capcom and GRIN have gone back into its acclaimed downloadable release, Bionic Commando Rearmed, and added in trophy support on the PlayStation 3.

Or, at least, they will be shortly. The patch that adds trophies hasn't gone live yet. It'll also come with a new difficulty setting that adjusts where you respawn and how your arm acts in certain situations. It sounds like it'll make the game a lot easier. The fixes and changes will also be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade version of the game.

A bit more detail on the changes and a comment contest can be found over at the official PlayStation Blog.
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Posted by VWGTI

Haha, fucking finally. It's weird because I just booted this game up on Sunday to see if that trophy patch ever came out and I was sad to see that it didn't. This is great news...

Posted by Coltonio7

Ahhhh, I might just re-install it then.

Probably not though.

Posted by Johanz

Well, thats some dedication! Rarely do we see developers support live arcade titles so long after the release and with a thing like trophies. Solid work GRIN! Too bad BC sold poorly. :(

Posted by phlegms

Dont worry capcom, we don't mind you being late to the party. Fashionably late some might say..

Posted by Vance_Helsing

Damn, finally! Didn't they announce trophies for this like in September? What the hell? That's good news though, since I never finished the game; was waiting for this update forever so I can start anew.

Honestly though, good news and good to hear; I'll definitely be playing when it goes live.

Posted by Brackynews

Hmmm, PS Blog site is down.  Have you established a term for "GiantBoming" a linked website?  Nuked?  Geebee'd?  Blown?

Posted by iAmJohn
@Brackynews said:
" Hmmm, PS Blog site is down.  Have you established a term for "GiantBoming" a linked website?  Nuked?  Geebee'd?  Blown? "
It's because they're giving away free codes for Capcom games.  The site is overloaded.
Posted by Bucketdeth

I bought this a while back, I guess I'll get it back soon.

Posted by McQuinn

finally. geez

Posted by Dolphin_Butter

Well, I just hope this turn of events won't topple my high score. ._.;

Anyway, this is nice to see. Maybe a patch for the retail game is coming soon too?

Posted by lantus

It's been a long time coming, but I'm glad it will finally be coming out. Amazing that Grin's best game would be this one, a small $10 downloadable game that out classes all their $60 releases.

Posted by PTZen

Fina-lly!

Was waiting for this to get back into it!

Posted by WreckinRodRumbler

Hell yeah, finally! Maybe later they'll lower the Bionic Commando price and I can play it with my awesome RAD skin

Posted by DragoonKain1687

Hahaha, I did the same as you VWGTi xD
Glad they are adding both trophies and a couple of fixes, though I like the current diff (though its mostly due to the platforming and not the actual enemies)

Posted by SpaceInsomniac

That's nice, but I'd still rather they fixed the multiplayer in the new retail title. :(

Posted by Jimbo

Any idea on sales for Rearmed compared to BC (after a similar time on the market)?

In a way, I'm glad BC isn't selling.  I hope other developers take note of the two different approaches to reviving really old franchises and the comparative success of each.  What we want is just a fresh coat of paint and the conveniences of modern gaming (saves, online multiplayer etc.); we (evidently) don't want our childhood favourites forced into a modern gameplay style they weren't meant for.

There are a ton of classic games I would love to see given the Rearmed treatment.  Syndicate and Lemmings always spring to mind for some reason.

Posted by TheHBK

Ahhh. trophies and Home, Sony's big, "We fucked up but we won't admit it" ideas.

Posted by get2sammyb
@TheHBK said:
" Ahhh. trophies and Home, Sony's big, "We fucked up but we won't admit it" ideas. "
I really don't see how you can say that about trophies. They've been a massive success to PS3 owners - regardless of whether they're a ripoff of other ideas or not.

As for Home, all I'll say is that it's pretty busy when I go on it.

Whatever, on topic, I'm really pleased Rearmed is getting trophies. Any excuse to play that game rules.
Posted by RHCPfan24

This didn't have trophies already? O_o

Well, good luck because the achievement/trophies in this game are really hard.

Posted by Media_Master

I thought it was standard to have trophies, o' well...

Posted by Brad
@Media_Master: Mandatory trophy support only started in 2009; BCR came out mid-2008 on PSN.
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Posted by DavidSnakes

Great, fix Rearmed 10 months after everyone played it

Posted by JJOR64

w00t w00t for PS3 owners.

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

Hmm... nope, still don't care. :3

Posted by Spiritof

So, is this Bionic Commando: Rearmed or Bionic Commando ReRearmed?

Posted by JackSukeru

This news made MAH BALLZ PUCKER!1


...has anyone made that joke yet?

Srsly though I'm fine with going through the game again for some trophies. Got 100% in 3DBC which was a first, gawd I love that game.
Posted by spiceninja

All the bug fixes just make the game easier. I beat it a year ago when it came out.

Posted by plagueseason

There were some pretty harsh words thrown at Ben in the blog when he announced that the game would NOT get trophies, so I wouldn't be surprised if this is a result of that. Then again, like you said, Jeff, it was probably just a smokescreen to make it seem like Capcom actually does care about its fans. Either way, it's not a bad move on their part, and I'm glad I picked BC: R up when it was on sale for $4.99 so that I can take part in this great update.

Posted by buzz_clik

Is Rad flipping out over some Uncanny Valley freakness?

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Posted by theMcNasty

Right when people stopped caring.