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  1. Go 'Rogue' on Nintendo DS

    Having hit Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation 2 late last year, EA’s GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is finally ready to make the transition to Nintendo’s handheld DS console.

    The Nintendo DS' unique dual-screen gameplay

    The Nintendo DS’ unique dual-screen gameplay

    Like the earlier versions, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent on DS sees you playing not as James Bond, but rather an aspiring 00-agent who is cast out of MI6 for reckless brutality. Recruited by Auric Goldfinger, you take part in a brutal war against Dr. No for control of the Bond underworld. Along the way, you will cross paths with a number of classic Bond characters, including Xenia Onatopp, Pussy Galore, Francisco Scaramanga and Oddjob.

    Despite last year’s releases of the game being panned critically and commercially, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is an eagerly-awaited addition to the Nintendo DS catalogue. The system’s dual-screen capabilities (hence Nintendo DS) will provide a whole new villainy experience for gamers. The upper screen will feature the main gameplay, as your character, GoldenEye, blasts his way through six single-player missions. The touch screen will provide all the information you need in your quest to control the Bond underworld, including ammunition levels, security codes and more.

    The game also features a number of new additions to last year’s console versions, including a “Virtual Training” mode, where players can finetune their shooting skills by defeating familiar Bond villains in a virtual reality simulator. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent also offers a unique multiplayer mode, in which up to eight players can face off against each other. Only one game cartridge is needed, thanks to the DS’ wireless capabilities.

    GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is available to pre-order now, with its release just around the corner.

    • Pre-order GoldenEye: Rogue Agent on Nintendo DS from Amazon.com (released 15 June)
    • Pre-order GoldenEye: Rogue Agent on Nintendo DS from Amazon.co.uk (released 1 July)

    EA’s next Bond game, From Russia With Love, which is currently in development, is tentatively scheduled for release later this year.

    Matt Weston @ 2005-06-12
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