Activision has officially announced its remake of 1997’s bestselling James Bond game, GoldenEye on Nintendo Wii.
Activision’s GoldenEye is written by Bruce Feirstein, the scripter behind the films GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is not Enough, as well as EA’s Everything or Nothing and From Russia with Love. This re-imagined GoldenEye will see Daniel Craig step into Pierce Brosnan’s shoes as agent 007. Dame Judi Dench will also star.
A website for the game, featuring a trailer, screenshots and concept art, has launched at goldeneyegame.com. The site features the Nintendo DS logo, indicating another version of the game is yet to be announced.
The full press release follows.
Activision Unveils New GoldenEye 007 for Wii at 2010 Electronic Entertainment Exposition
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 15, 2010 — With eight million copies sold and a legion of passionate fans worldwide, the Nintendo 64 version of GoldenEye defined multiplayer gaming for a generation of gamers in 1997.
Now, a new take on the legendary James Bond adventure arrives with Activision Publishing’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) all-new GoldenEye 007, which was unveiled at Nintendo’s press briefing, held today during the Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) in Los Angeles.
Developed exclusively for Wii and based on the GoldeneEye film, GoldenEye 007 gives players the chance to use the lethal, gritty style of Daniel Craig’s James Bond to outwit, outmaneuver and overtake an arms syndicate that threatens the world in an innovative, modern take on the legendary GoldenEye movie adventure. The game, which is slated for release this holiday season, is playable in Nintendo’s booth in the West Hall, #5407.
“GoldenEye for the N64 was one of the most acclaimed games and fans regularly cite it as one of the most influential and important titles in history,” said David Pokress, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing. “We’re thrilled to bring the new GoldenEye 007 to gamers around the world as an all-new adventure that seamlessly integrates nostalgic GoldenEye movie moments with innovative FPS gameplay and unique multiplayer action that is unrivaled on the platform.”
GoldenEye 007 features an unprecedented lineup of four-player split-screen MP options that encourage social gaming, including 40 total characters, 8 classic Bond characters, 5 maps, 3 standard modes and 16 special modifiers that allow gamers to create hundreds of game combinations. GoldenEye 007 also features online multiplayer for up to 8 players designed for seasoned FPS online gamers with unique modes and a robust XP system for unlockables and achievements. GoldenEye 007 also supports the Classic Controller Pro for gamers who want to play with standard FPS controls and the Wii Zapper for “point and shoot” gamers; players will have several control scheme options, allowing them to experience GoldenEye 007 on Wii any way they want.
The GoldenEye 007 video game is developed by Eurocom under license from EON Productions Ltd and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). For more information about the game, visit www.goldeneyegame.com.
Early previews of the game sound promising. IGN claim it’s “easily one of the more promising third party Wii games at the show” at E3.
Activision’s GoldenEye will be released on Nintendo Wii this November.
Stay tuned to CommanderBond.net for more details of Activision’s GoldenEye throughout E3.