It’s the James Bond gaming rumour that refuses to die.
Eurogamer claims Activision are on the brink of announcing a remake of the classic first-person shooter GoldenEye for Nintendo Wii and DS.
The company will reportedly make an announcement at this year’s E3 expo, to be held 15-17 June 2010. The site claims the game is being developed by Eurocom and n-Space and would hit shelves in November this year. Eurocom have previously worked on a number of 007 titles, including The World is Not Enough, NightFire, Quantum of Solace and even James Bond Jr., released on NES and SNES in 1991.
Eurogamer’s report comes several days after GoNintendo was the recipient of an anonymous tip-off about an Activision survey apparently doing the rounds. The survey seems to indicate some kind of revival of the classic 007 shooter is in the works.
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?
Along with this snippet are a series of artwork mockups, including a gold Wii controller shell and what appears to be box art mockups.
While these reports are yet to be confirmed, they are consistent with news that emerged in April that Activision had purchased the goldeneyegame.com domain name, along with a domain name for its other James Bond project, Bloodstone.
With E3 just around the corner, the truth will soon out about Activision’s potential GoldenEye plans.
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