EA confirm that Casino Royale will be the next
James Bond videogame - released for next generation
consoles to coincide with the movie on 17th November
EA Confirm Casino Royale
30th January 2006
First it was on, then it was off, and now it seem to be officially
on again. As MI6 first revealed
back in December, the next James Bond game in development
from Electronic Arts is a third-person version of "Casino
Royale" starring Daniel
Craig as 007.
The game is planned to coincide with the release of the film in theatres on
November 17th 2006.
"Casino Royale" will ship for the next generation
platforms: the recently released Microsoft Xbox 360, and
forthcoming Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Revolution platforms.
It is expected that the new Bond game will be a launch title
for the eagerly anticipated PS3 in Europe.
Pre-production work on the game started a few months ago,
with concept artwork and some 3D models already complete,
even before the latest game From
Russia With Love hit the shelves. The game is in the
third-person perspective, and is planned to follow the plot
of the movie, which will feature an original first third
and then follow Ian Fleming's story for the remainder of
Above: Daniel Craig is the sixth official James Bond, taking
over from four-times 007 Pierce Brosnan.
EA's confirmation that the title had begun production again came
in recruitment advertisements posted today by the company. The
postings hinted at direct ties with the movie's production team,
including Daniel Craig and the rest of the cast, director Martin
Campbell, the script and marketing campaign. Casino Royale the
videogame is expected to be released on the same day as the movie
hits theatres - November 17th 2006.
Above: Microsoft Xbox
360 and Sony PlayStation 3
EA hold an exclusive videogame license with MGM to create James
Bond titles up until 2010. The deal covers all of Ian Fleming's
Bond books, the twenty films already released, and any future
007 films - including "Casino Royale".
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