Bionic Commando is the seventh generation console installment in Capcom's adventure-platformer series, and the sixth game overall (following the original arcade, NES, and Game Boy versions, Elite Forces, and Rearmed). The game was developed and published by Capcom in collaboration with Swedish developer GRIN (best known for Ballistics and the Microsoft Windows version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter series) and being Produced by Ben Judd. The game is a direct sequel to the second game and its remake Bionic Commando Rearmed, released in 1988 for the NES and in 2008 as a download for current gen systems. The development team has gone on record saying they have looked through all the old games including Mercs for connections. The game is run on the homebrewed Grin "Diesel" Engine.
According to a Capcom spokesperson a Wii version is also a possibility if the fans want it. The game was released in North America on May 19 and was released in all PAL territories on May 22, 2009, and the PC release shortly thereafter. A multiplayer demo has been released on the Xbox 360.