The first artwork of Sean Connery as James Bond in the forthcoming videogame "From Russia With Love" by EA has been unveiled...

First FRWL Artwork
15th March 2005

As MI6 exclusively revealed in January, the next James Bond game from EA will be titled "From Russia With Love" and set around the 1963 film. 007's likeness in the third person perspective game will be none-other than the original Bond - Sir Sean Connery.

US magazine Game Informer this week released the first official artwork from the forthcoming James Bond videogame "From Russia With Love" on the cover of their April 2005 issue.

MI6 broke the news to the world back in January that Sean Connery would be providing his likeness to the role of 007 again in "From Russia With Love" by EA Games. It is yet to be officially confirmed, but it is expected that the actor will also provide his voice talent, as Pierce Brosnan did for the 2004 game "Everything or Nothing".

The videogame adaptation of the 1963 movie will expand on the original storyline and introduce some new characters and action sequences to the plot.

MI6 can reveal that Hollywood talent is likely to be sought for the extra characters added to the game, in the same vein as Shannon Elizabeth, Heidi Klum and Willem Dafoe supplied their likeness and voices to characters in "Everything or Nothing".

Above: The first look at the digital Sean Connery.

Some glimpses of the additional scenes are coming to light. In a cut sequence expected to preview the game, Sean Connery as James Bond zooms across the sky in a jetpack in small town set in the 1960s. After landing, Bond jumps into a sports car with a desirable girl and a car chase-scene ensues. The scene ends as Connery's driving antics knock down a water tower.

MI6 can reveal that 007 will also be involved in a shoot-out in central London, near the famous Big Ben clock tower.

Development of the game will take place at EA Redwood studios (USA) and will ship in late 2005 / early 2006 on Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. An official announcement of the game is expected in March/April 2005.

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