A portion of a Siliconera interview with Capcom’s Ben Judd…
S: There have been lots of requests for Bionic Commando on the Wii whether it’s a port of Rearmed or even the classic NES game. Have you considered making a WiiWare version of Bionic Commando: Rearmed or maybe an all new Bionic Commando game for a Nintendo system?
BJ: Certainly. The gears are always turning but there is only so much Ben Judd to go around (thank goodness for small miracles). Also, CAPCOM really doesn’t know how well Bionic Commando will do as a franchise.
I am fortunate that they have supported this endeavor this far and allowed GRIN to do both the 3D and 2D versions but in the high-stakes world of video game development, you really have no idea whether you will have a hit or go bust when it comes to a legacy title like Bionic Commando. I can say that if I did do it, I certainly wouldn’t do a port. Just like the PSP, Bionic Commando wouldn’t fit within the Wii-ware specs and rather than lessen the play experience I would much rather create something that was custom-tailored for the Wii’s controller.