Fresh rumours surface of an updated edition of "GoldenEye"
coming this November on Nintendo Wii and DS from
GoldenEye Wii Rumours Resurface
4th June 2010
Fresh news has surfaced about
the long-rumoured update to the bestselling 1997 James Bond videogame "GoldenEye
007". According to reports, it will be released on the
Nintendo Wii and DS in November this year by Activision.
Starting the ball rolling again this week, GoNintendo published
a survey allegedly distributed by Activision to ask gamers what
about an updated version. It included the following text (below)
and two mock-up box artwork images showing a re-imagined Daniel
007 character instead of Pierce Brosnan.
for Nintendo 64 was a game that defined a genre. Now, after
13 years of gaming innovation, the legend is re-imagined.
Developed from the ground up for the Wii, GoldenEye takes advantage
of the latest technology to deliver the same intense experience
with today's graphics and physics. Play a modernized version
of the classic story with the new Bond (Daniel Craig), more lethal
and cunning than ever as you take on missions around the world.
Relive all the legendary moments from the original fame; St
Petersburg, the Caribbean and numerous other levels. Leverage
the classic arsenal of weapons and gadgets as you fight Onatopp,
Trevelyan and their adversaries, from the classic PP7 to the
high tech assault rifle, sniper files and even the tank. The
enhanced multiplayer experience offers 4 player split-screen
like the original and introduces 8 player online matches. GoldenEye
is 13 years better, are you?"
Alleged cover art mock-ups included in the survey email.
Today, industry wires are red hot with the 'insider
news' that the game is due to be unveiled at E3 on June 15th
and was developed between
UK-based Eurocom and US-based n-Space. Eurocom are no strangers
to the James Bond franchise, having worked on several titles
when the rights were held by EA, including "The World Is
Not Enough" and "NightFire".
Late last year, an animator's
resume stated he had worked on
the "GoldenEye" update for Eurocom. After his name
hit the blogs, he pulled his website offline.
Above: Further images show a
placeholder cover on screen and a Wii controller.
Back in April, Activision registered
the domain 'goldeneyegame.com'.
Following the wide publicity in the gaming press, the details
of the registration have since been anonymized
The original "GoldenEye 007" shipped on the Nintendo
64 platform in 1997 and sold over 8 million units - as is still
best selling 007 licenced game of all time.
Activision also have a racing-centric 007 videogame in the works
by Bizarre Creations. Titled "James
is also expected to be revealed at E3 and shipping on Xbox 360
and PS3 later this year.
007 - The Legend Lives On
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