Electronic Arts (EA) today announced From Russia With Love, the company’s latest James Bond videogame based on the film of the same name, will leap from traditional consoles to Sony’s PSP handheld system.
The game, which is due out in early 2006, is the first time Bond has appeared on Sony’s handheld system. EA’s last effort, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, earlier this year made the transition to Nintendo’s DS console.
EA promise the PSP adaption will deliver a new level of gameplay options, allowing you customise Sean Connery’s 007 “on the go”.
EA’s press release follows.
EA Announces From Russia With Love Videogame for the PSP; Sean Connery’s James Bond to Make His First Appearance on the PSP(TM) (PlayStation(R) Portable)
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 7, 2005–Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced plans for a PSP(TM) version of the latest installment in the widely successful James Bond(TM) videogame franchise, From Russia With Love(TM), starring Academy Award(R)-winner, Sir Sean Connery. The highly anticipated game is scheduled to ship this fall on the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube(TM) under the EA(TM) brand. The announced PSP version is scheduled to ship in early 2006.
From Russia With Love, the videogame, will be based on the classic Bond film but also will feature new plot twists, gadgets and characters. Sir Sean Connery, appearing in his first-ever videogame, lent his voice and likeness to the project.
From Russia With Love(TM) for the PSP(TM) system gives players the opportunity to experience the timeless fiction of the classic James Bond movie on the go. Invest in your character and customize Bond for a whole new level of gameplay options.
Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, From Russia With Love is being developed by EA’s Redwood Shores, Calif. Development studio. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB. For more information about the PSP game, visit www.007.ea.com.
The Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2 versions of From Russia With Love were released last week, whilst the Nintendo Gamecube edition is forthcoming.
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