James Bond will return... In "NightFire"!
Andrew Lucas, founder of 007Gaming.com, has filed
this report with MI6 on the new James Bond 007 game
to hit PS2, Gamecube and PC later this year. 007 Gaming
have also supplied the very first screen shot of the
James Bond Will Return In "NightFire"
22nd August 2002
James Bond will Return in 'NightFire' from the publisher Electronic
Arts, but it won't be based on "Die Another Day". After
the success of Agent Under Fire which was released for Playstation
2 last November and also XBox and Gamecube in March, 'James Bond
007 In... NightFire' will ship on Playstation 2, Xbox, Gamecube
It has been written by entertainment writers Danny Bilson and
Paul DeMeo, who also worked on "Agent Under Fire". EA
is working with MGM Interactive to try and bring elements from
the new film, "Die Another Day", although the main focus
of the game is on quality interactive entertainment.
Men Behind The Mayhem
The main plot will contain a criminal mastermind called Rafael
Drake, the head of a mysterious environmental corporation seeking
The UK developer Eurocom Entertainment, which created the N64
"The World Is Not Enough" game, will be behind the GameCube,
Xbox and PS2 versions of NightFire. Gearbox Software, creators
of the very popular Half Life series, is dedicated to the PC version.
NightFire is reported to be primarily a first-person shooter,
including action and stealth objectives. 007Gaming can reveal
that the game will include exotic locales, beautiful women, a
wide arsenal of weapons, spy gadgetry and spy craft will appear,
but a third-person view is also used for specific puzzle areas
and to show off 007's good looks during the in-game cut-scenes.
The title will challenge players to determine when to go out
blasting, when to use special spy craft to accomplish goals and
when to play it stealthily. It will feature 10 exotic locations
in detailed 3D environments and next-generation graphics and it
will also draw upon the last 40 years for a cast of villains and
allies that will be both familiar and completely new to players.
The console versions of the game will feature exclusive driving
experiences created by the "Need For Speed" team (the
same team behind the spectacular driving missions in "Agent
Under Fire") and will incorporate such classic cars as the
"Die Another Day" Aston Martin Vanquish equipped with
the latest Bond gadgetry. The PC version will boast exclusive
single-player levels and a more robust multiplayer option. We
currently know it will contain 32 player Online multiplayer support,
but it is unknown if it includes LAN multiplayer support.
"NightFire" has been reported to have been in development
with Eurocom and Gearbox for a considerable amount of time and
will be up for show first on various platforms, at the Electronics
Entertainment Expo 2002 which begins in Los Angeles, California
in less than two weeks.
You can keep up to date with all the latest "NightFire"
developments at 007 Gaming's brand new section:
Gaming - NightFire