Last Minute Conflict Steams Bionic Commando: Rearmed Fans
August 14, 2008
At last, the blessed day is here and Bionic Commando: Rearmed has hit the Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade, Sony PlayStation Network, and a few PC distribution sites. I've been waiting all day for the game to come up for sale on my download service of choice, Valve's popular Steam, only to find out that if I wanted to stick with Steam I would be waiting quite a long time. Apparently there's been a breakdown between publisher and distributor because Rearmed is no longer bound for Steam. Capcom-Unity forum moderator Sven has the bad news.
Actually, I do have some bad news on the Steam front. At the last minute, we've been unable to reach mutually agreeable terms with Valve on BCR, so they won't be carrying it (unfortunately you'll have to get it elsewhere). I won't get into the details but we do continue to have a good relationship with Valve and future Capcom titles we expect to be carried on Steam.
You'll find BCR available tomorrow on Direct2Drive at 8AM PST. Other sites (like our Capcom e-store and Gamersgate.com) will come on shortly thereafter.
Within a few days (or perhaps sooner, just waiting on some package tests), you'll find it at more than a dozen other sites (including BestBuy.com, Nvidia.com, CircuitCity.com, etc.).
Desperate for my Rearmed action, I skipped across the metaphorical street to Direct2Drive. I don't know what went down between Capcom and Valve, but it's a shame that the two couldn't see eye to eye. Ah, the download has finished. Hang on, Super Joe, I'm-a comin'!