The official Bionic Commando website has revealed that Bionic Commando Rearmed -- that's the XBLA version -- has received an M rating from the ESRB. The rating was announced via a nifty communicator dialogue reminiscent of the original game (you can see a capture of it above). So, why would a game with no blood and extremely tame violence get an M rating? If you've ever played the original and completed it, we'll give you three guesses. Yes, the reason is that Bionic Commando Rearmed features a recreation of the climactic scene from the original game. You know the one. If by chance you don't know the one, you can find a video after the break (it occurs at 0:10). Be warned, it's spoilerific. And sploderific.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
4-15-2008 @ 3:25PM
Are we talking about exploding Hitler here?
4-15-2008 @ 3:29PM
Wait wait wait just a fvcking minute. The exploding Hitler is the sole reason it got pushed up to an 'M' rated game? Are you serious? Did the ESRB specifically point this out?
4-16-2008 @ 9:44AM
No, it's not because Hitler exploded. It's because they rewrote history for bionic commando to kill Hitler instead of Hitler killing himself like a puss.
ESRB is ghey.
4-15-2008 @ 3:30PM
omg now thats just horrific!
i call for a boycott of this game, it will turn all children into murderers and rapists
4-15-2008 @ 3:30PM
This game is listed as comming out in May can't wait.
4-15-2008 @ 3:31PM
Gemini Ace said...
4-15-2008 @ 3:32PM
One exploding Hitler? That's an M
TWO exploding Hitlers... that's an AO.
4-15-2008 @ 3:34PM
What the Frack?! said...
Nice... Thanks for spoiling it for the others mcwattersm and pandlcg. What fun is it for them now that they know what is going to happen. At least Mr. Mitchell pixelated it for our safety.
4-15-2008 @ 3:40PM
What a great ending.
Also, I don't see an issue with the M rating...
4-15-2008 @ 3:45PM
video broken... :(
4-15-2008 @ 4:02PM
Video not broken... :)
4-15-2008 @ 4:05PM
Magic Whiskey said...
Back in the day, this sort of thing was a BIG deal.
Nowadays the thing that makes it disturbing is the music while it's happening...
4-15-2008 @ 4:08PM
Poor hitler. :(
4-15-2008 @ 4:11PM
That's incredibly sad. Frankly, and I don't say this lightly, I would rather have had the team re-write the ending (or make it an option you can turn on/off or *something*) than see what would otherwise be an E10 or *maybe* T game get cut off from huge swaths of the XBLA audience. It's practically criminal to deprive today's youth of a game as good as the NES BC.
4-15-2008 @ 5:04PM
that....doesn't even make sense.
if we are talking about the helicopter exploding that is, the blast would interrupt the codec signal before any footage of Hitler's exploding face could be shown. and if a bomb were inside Hitler it would be too instantaneous to even allow a clear transmission.
now acid melting his face or opening of the Ark of the Covenant ala "Raiders of the Lost Ark", then i could see a plausible explanation for this.
4-15-2008 @ 5:32PM
my god! that clip just made me want to go kill some Hitlers!
4-15-2008 @ 5:39PM
ZEBRA NINER said...
HAHAHA! That is considered mature? Wow... This country sometimes. It doesn't really matter, because those who want this game will get it. It's just ridiculous.
ha! Exploding Hitler! That's great.
4-15-2008 @ 6:16PM
It's Rated M because that poor guy blew up. We all really know that the Holocaust never happened and the ESRB rating just adds to it.
4-15-2008 @ 6:18PM
"This base will explod in 60 seconds."
4-15-2008 @ 7:24PM
Mr Cool said...
Epic Win! YOu won t3h intranetz!