Sunday, February 24, 2008

WonderCon '08: Street Fighter IV, and Bionic Commando

Saturday @ WonderCon Pt.1

Going to WonderCon was definitely a last minute thing for me. I knew it was going down pretty much after GDC, but I didn't think I would actually get around to attending. As if going through a crazy convention like GDC wasn't enough of a 'geek' experience, WonderCon was like the icing on the cake.

I registered on site at Mascone SouthHall, and took a quick look at the schedule to figure out what the heck I was gonna do. It was just my luck that I hadn't missed Capcom's 2008 Video Games presentation featuring Bionic Commando, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Okami Wii, but most notably Street Fighter IV. Though before actually getting to footage of the latest Street Fighter, we were treated to various trailers of upcoming Capcom games, and even a Bionic Commando competition to see who can traverse a level using the grapple arm the fastest. A self-proclaimed Bionic Commando 'EXPERT' from Gamespot was up against various audience participants. The funny thing is, he barely made it past the first 2 hooks in the challenge level and being totally humiliated he was given the boot. The audience members in the competition were able to get the games mechanics quickly, making it pretty far within the level.

Bionic Commando, and Bionic Commando Rearmed look like some awesome fun! The co-op feature looks great, and with the addition of the automatic split-screen option depending on the distance between both players, this game looks like it's coming along rather well. Check out the video I took from the WonderCon presentation!

Bionic Commando definitely got the crowd ready for what was to come next. Two older trailers for Street Fighter IV were played for us, and after that we were treated to a third video, which we were told, has never been revealed to the public until then. Here's the video I took below:

Returning favorites always seem to get the thumbs up from fans! Despite the 'new' look of this Street Fighter, the gameplay looks totally intact.

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