EA officially confirm the long rumoured Sony PSP version of "James Bond 007: From Russia With Love" - due out in Spring 2006...

FRWL Sony PSP Officially Announced
7th November 2005

MI6 exclusively revealed back in May 2005 that a version of From Russia With Love by EA Games was being developed for the Sony PSP handheld. EA today officially confirmed the title.

Electronic Arts today announced plans to release "From Russia With Love" for the Sony PSP Spring 2006. Electronic Arts today announced plans for a PSP™ version of the latest installment in the widely successful James Bond™ videogame franchise, From Russia With Love™, starring Academy Award®-winner, Sir Sean Connery. The highly anticipated game is scheduled to ship this winter on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube™ under the EA™ 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 for the PSP™ 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.

 


Above: Front and back views of the new Sony PSP handheld.

Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, From Russia With Love is being developed by EA's Redwood Shores, Calif. Development studio.

Features

  • Single Player Mode: The single player mode consists of 8 exciting missions, split into 32 stages for extended gameplay. Players begin in London, using jet packs and helicopters to land their first mission. Following missions include Bond style rescues in the Gypsy Camp or a stealth venture through Sniper Alley.
  • Multiplayer Mode with Ad-hoc Wireless: The unique multiplayer mode allows players to go head to head in 3 different game modes, including death match, team death match, and last man standing. Each mode can be trekked on foot or zooming around in the classic Bond jet pack. New maps, new villains and Bots have all been added to make multiplayer on the PSP system even more compelling.
  • Classic Bond Gadgets and Weapons: Classic Bond gadgets and weapons give players the ability to play in the shoes of 007. Classic secret weapons include Jet Pack, Leopard Piercing Rifle, Laser Watch, Serum Gun, Q-Dart, Grenade and Bazooka and the all-new Q-Dart.
  • Bond Challenges: Players can delve into eight Bond challenges, each with unique strategies and rules. Locations range from London or a Gypsy Camp to a classic train or retro factory.
  • New Unlockable Features: Unlockables add to the extensive PSP gameplay and further Bond challenges.
  • Sean Connery: Provided his likeness and conducted voiceover for Bond
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"From Russia With Love" was developed by EA Redwood studios (USA) and will ship in November 2005 on Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube. Sony PSP will ship spring 2006, and a Nintendo DS version is yet to be officially confirmed.

Stay tuned to MI6 for the latest unrivalled coverage of "From Russia With Love" (VG) starring Sean Connery as James Bond 007.

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