Bionic Commando Rearmed soundtrack swings onto Spotify

Jerry on 2008-05-29
The soundtrack to Bionic Commando Rearmed (2008) by Swedish composer Simon Viklund is available for streaming through Spotify.

Developed by Grin of Stockholm, Sweden and published by Capcom, the game reimages the plot and gameplay of the 8-bit NES title Bionic Commando through the lens of contemporary gaming architecture, distributed through Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network and Steam.

As with his remixed soundtrack for Final Fight: Double Impact, Viklund's music score reinterprets themes by Capcom composers Junko Tamiya and Harumi Fujita. "Meet the Enemy and Descend" pays homage to Capcom's early days of sound design by reinterpreting music from spiritual predecessor Commando, overseen by composers Tamayo Kawamoto (arcade) and Rob Hubbard (Commodore 64.)

The staff roll theme, "Suzuki's Heroes" provides an additional contemporary reinterpretation of the Bionic Commando main theme. Symbolically underscoring the collaboration between the overseas development companies, the end theme involved the participation of Mega Man 11 composer Marika Suzuki.

In 2014, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 by developer Fatshark introduced six themes inspired by Tamiya's compositions, alongside Viklund's original score building on the themes of its predecessor.

From the Steam product page:
Classic side-scrolling gameplay is reporting back for duty with Bionic Commando Rearmed, a remake of the classic NES game, out now on PC. 20 years after the 8-bit classic was released, Bionic Commando Rearmed recreates the world of the original with a complete "2.5D" visual revamp.
Spotify - Bionic Commando Rearmed Soundtrack
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