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  1. Inside Look At Activision's 'Quantum of Solace'

    A new demo version of Activision’s debut James Bond game, Quantum of Solace, has been circulated and IGN has gotten an inside look at what to expect.

    As earlier reported on CommanderBond.net, the game will be comprised of the events that take place in both the Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace films. The IGN report adds that a sequence cut from the Casino Royale film has been restored for the game.

    While developed on an engine for a first-person shooter game, some differences have been made so Quantum of Solace can also be called a hybrid third-person game. Such examples include the camera pulling out to third-person perspective when Bond pushes against a wall or climbs up a ladder.

    Areas from the game featured in the demo were mostly apart of the Casino Royale section and included the tension-filled sinking house in Venice, a level where 007 is faced with the task of locating the villainous Le Chiffre in the casino, and lastly the action-packed construction chase in which the ever-changing perspectives ‘gave a great view of the surroundings which showcased the great draw distance and attention to detail’ in the sequence.

    The report also confirms that Daniel Craig is providing his own likeness and voice to character of James Bond. Developed Treyarch has ‘thousands of reference photos to work from in addition to the scripts’ to provide similar treatment to the other main characters in the game.

    Placing the importance on perfecting the gameplay rather than including everything, Treyarch explained to IGN that there will be no driving levels and no poker game to take part in. They did confirm that multiplayer would be featured, but wouldn’t go into extensive details yet.

    The overall verdict from IGN? ‘Licensed movie games rarely get the attention they deserve, but that doesn’t appear to be the case with Quantum of Solace. Treyarch has taken the Call of Duty 4 engine and made it its own by adding third-person action and delivering a cinematic feel fitting of an agent with a licence to kill.’

    Visit IGN for the full report and several screenshots from the Quantum of Solace game.

    Furthermore, the official website for the game, 007thevideogame.com, has been updated with new details. A general overview, details on the weapons, concept artwork and more are all worth checking out.

    Quantum of Solace is being developed by Eurocom, Treyarch, Beenox and Vicarious Visions and will be released on next-generation consoles, Windows PC and hand-held platforms. It is expected to be released in November 2008.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2008-07-01
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