"GoldenEye 2" is officially announced. So what can gamers expect from EA's latest title, due out in November?

Official GoldenEye 2 Details
3rd April 2004

Back in February, MI6 revealed the secret development of EA's next 007 title, which sparked hot discussion amongst Bond fans and gamers alike. Now official details on the next episode of the Bond Gaming series are available, fans of the original "best game ever" GoldenEye N64 title can breathe a sigh of relief.

Official Blurb
In GoldenEye 2, players will explore the dark side of the Bond underworld, playing an agent who was a candidate for 00 status before being dismissed from MI6 for reckless brutality. Players will join ranks with the legendary super-villain Auric Goldfinger, fighting for control of the world's greatest criminal organization. The game is under development at EA Los Angeles for multiple console platforms, scheduled for release this holiday season under the EA Games brand.

"We look forward to continued success with this fall's release of a new chapter in the Bond saga and the creation of another blockbuster franchise in GoldenEye 2" said Travis Rutherford, Senior Vice President of MGM Consumer Products and Interactive.

Speaking to Reuters about the new studio in Los Angeles, EA's John Riccitiello spoke about the style of the new game:

"We've been working kind of in secret for over a year to try and build a product that meets the expectations consumers have.

"It's a violent story-driven shooter. This isn't the same debonair kind of Bond we've been building for the last couple of years."

Officially under development by EA LA, Goldeneye 2 will appear on multiple consoles - expect to see it on PS2, Xbox and Gamecube, with a probably re-spin for GameBoy Advance.

The game is set to hit stores this November, although as the "Everything or Nothing" release date slipped badly, an exact shipping date is not likely until later this year.

Dundee (Scotland) based games studio Visual Science, which has previously worked on other EA titles such as Formula 1: Career Challenge, is believed to be working closely with EA's Los Angeles studio on the new GoldenEye 2 title.

The first public sighting of "GoldenEye 2" is expected at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles in May.


Familiar Faces

Do not expect a big name cast like 007's last game, but these are the faces who played the characters.

Sean Bean was 006 Alec Trevelyan.

Gert Frobe was Auric Goldfinger.

Joseph Wiseman was Dr. Julius No.

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