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Betrayal Runs Deep In New Bionic Commando

Bionic CommandoCapcom's upcoming Bionic Commando for the Sony PlayStation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and PC will be with us here in North America in May, and this afternoon the company has officially revealed the storyline that picks up several years after last year's stellar reintroduction to the franchise (and my own personal pick for 2008's Game of the Year), Bionic Commando: Rearmed, left off.  Guess what hero Nathan Spencer earns as a reward for defeating Master D and the Imperial army?  Betrayal and imprisonment! 

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by former lead singer of Faith No More, Mike Patton), as a government operative who, after distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

Five years later, on the day he is due to be executed for his supposed crimes, an experimental weapon detonates the city. Unleashing an immensely powerful earthquake combined with a radiation shockwave that leaves the city in ruins, wiping out its populace. Military intelligence suggests that a large terrorist search force has moved in and occupied Ascension City, but as yet their motives remain unclear. With the terrain in ruins and the terrorists in control of the City’s air defenses the FSA has only one option open to them – the reactivation of Nathan Spencer.
I'm starting to feel sorry for Spencer.  First the poor guy toils in gaming purgatory for twenty years or so, and then when he finally returns for new adventures we learn that his wife left him, and now he's been imprisoned and scheduled for execution.  Say it ain't so, Super Joe.

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