Bionic Commando (c) Capcom
Protection ……: SecuROM 7.40.0005 & SDK
Date …………: July 2762 Number of Discs ………: 1
Ten years have passed since Nathan ”RAD” Spencer, the
Bionic Commando, managed to defeat the Imperials and
destroy their secret weapon, the Albatross, in the events
of Bionic Commando Rearmed. In the aftermath, Spencer and
his comrade Joseph ”Super Joe” Gibson were praised as
heroes by the entire nation.
TASC, the military intelligence organization that provided
Spencer with his Bionic Arm, soon found their bionics
program in great demand. Now under the command of Joseph
Gibson, the organization flourished, and many other
operatives were enhanced with bionic parts.
As the original Bionic Commando, Nathan Spencer became
responsible for training these new operatives. At the same
time, Spencer began to undertake a series of high risk,
covert operations. On one such mission, codenamed
Operation Blackout (the events of which are detailed in
the comic book Chain of Command), Spencer s sense of
justice came into conflict with the orders from his
superior and friend Gibson.
In refusing to kill two rogue bionic prototypes, Spencer
disobeyed a direct order which ultimately led to the
deaths of several TASC agents. Spencer was court-
martialed, convicted of treason, and sentenced to death.
As Spencer rotted on death row, his conviction changed the
public’s view on bionic technology, and opinions on the
subject became divided. Pro- and anti-bionic factions
arose out of this dissension, and what started as a debate
over morals descended into civil unrest.
The issue came to a head when a Presidential directive was
issued to shut down the controversial bionics program. In
what came to be known as the ”Bionic Purge”, TASC’s
bionics program was closed, and TASC personnel with bionic
augmentations were ordered to turn in their bionics or
have them forcibly removed. But this heavy-handed tactic
backfired, as pro-bionic followers rioted, and many of
TASC’s bionic operatives chose to flee instead of giving
up their artificial parts.
The chaos eventually subsided, and the bionic technology
was purged from the nation. Pro-bionic followers went
underground, and the nation once again knew peace. Until