After years of speculation, it’s here: Activision are remaking GoldenEye exclusively for the Nintendo Wii.
Full details are forthcoming, but they appear to be consistent with reports that surfaced last week.
GoldenEye for Nintendo 64 was a game that defined a genre. Now, after 13 years of gaming innovation, the legend is re-imagined. Developed from the ground up for the Wii, GoldenEye takes advantage of the latest technology to deliver the same intense experience with today’s graphics and physics. Play a modernized version of the classic story with the new Bond (Daniel Craig), more lethal and cunning than ever as you take on missions around the world. Relive all the legendary moments from the original game; St Petersburg, the Caribbean and numerous other levels. Leverage the classic arsenal of weapons and gadgets as you fight Onatopp, Trevelyan and their adversaries, from the classic PP7 to the high tech assault rifle, sniper rifles and even the tank. The enhanced multiplayer experience offers 4 player splitscreen like the original and introduces 8-player online matches. GoldenEye is 13 years better, are you?
The game is reportedly being developed by Eurocom and n-Space for release in November 2010.
A trailer for the game, leaked prior to the game’s announcement at E3, is currently available to view below, but may disappear before long.
The trailer shows Daniel Craig in action in a range of re-imagined scenes from the 1997 bestseller. Classic moments from the Nintendo 64 shooter, including the opening dam bungee jump and the St Petersburg tank chase have been faithfully recreated.
Activision will also deliver on the multiplayer mode that cemented the original GoldenEye‘s legacy – players will be able to choose between split-screen and online multiplayer options. The trailer promises the game will feature at least eight playable classic characters, including Jaws, Oddjob and Scaramanga, along with 16 special game modes, including Paintball, Melee only and You only live twice.
Earlier reports that a DS version of the game would also be available have not been confirmed.
Still no word on Activision’s other Bond-related game – Bloodstone – rumoured to be in development alongside GoldenEye.
Stay tuned to CommanderBond.net for more details of Activision’s GoldenEye throughout E3.