Originally delayed from a mid-March release in both the UK and US, the Sony PSP platform of the newest Electronic Arts (EA) James Bond 007 game, From Russia With Love, starring Sean Connery as agent 007 is now shipping in the UK. The PSP edition of the Bond game was previously released in the US on 4 April. It has so far met with mixed reviews, much like the console platform.
The game can be ordered from amazon.co.uk for a discounted price of £29.99. As IT News reports, ‘Players can invest in their character and customize the ultimate Bond for a whole new level of gameplay options, including an all new single player mode consisting of 8 exciting missions, multiplayer mode with ad-hoc wireless, 16 new Bond challenges, several new unlockable Bond villains and classic Bond gadgets and weapons.’
The original press release from EA 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.
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