Bond gamers have known about the secret developments
of "GoldenEye 2" for some time, and today
EA Games announced the official title as "GoldenEye
Rogue Agent" with some juicy details...
GoldenEye Rogue Agent Announced
5th May 2004
Official Press Release
Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the
upcoming "GoldenEye: Rogue Agent" first-person shooter
from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players
to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a
high-rolling, cold-hearted villain. The highly anticipated game
is scheduled to ship later this year on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and
GameCube under the EA Games brand.
|As an aspiring 00 agent dismissed from MI6 for reckless
brutality, the player is hired as an enforcer by Auric Goldfinger,
the wealthy super-villain with a lust for all things gold.
Goldfinger is locked in a ruthless war against his archenemy,
the brilliant scientist Dr. No. The prize is control of the world's
greatest criminal organization. A brutal encounter with Dr. No
costs the player an eye, but Goldfinger's technicians replace
it with a gold-hued, synthetic eye, earning the player the name
'GoldenEye'. Players have the ability to customize and upgrade
their villain persona and wreak havoc as they make their unrelenting
rise through the ranks.
With a radical twist to the Bond franchise that makes the player's
goal to rule the world rather than save it, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent
is the ultimate thrill ride through the 007 underworld. Players
will cross paths with such legendary allies and enemies as Oddjob,
Scaramanga, Xenia Onatopp, and, of course, Pussy Galore on globe-spanning
missions of vengeance and demolition. Players will travel to famous
and original Bond locations from the mountains of Switzerland
to the streets of Hong Kong and from Fort Knox to Dr. No's Crab
Key lair in the Caribbean. Enemies will react intelligently in
combat situations and use the environment to their advantage for
intense and unpredictable shootouts.
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent seamlessly integrates single-player,
multiplayer split-screen, and online gameplay for the PlayStation
2 across all game modes.
Featured modes include story-driven campaign missions,
deathmatch style simulator trials, and objective-based war
Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, GoldenEye: Rogue
Agent is being developed by EA's Los Angeles studio.
Build your own personalized villain, equipped
with a customizable synthetic eye and physical attributes.
E.V.I.L. AI engine motivates enemies to react
intelligently to your actions and their surroundings to make
every shootout more believable, intense, and unpredictable.
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent integrates single-player,
multiplayer split-screen, and online gameplay for the PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system across all game modes.
Featured game modes include story-based campaign
missions, deathmatch style simulator trials, and objective-based
team war games.
Fight with and against legendary villains and
Bond girls such as Oddjob, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Pussy Galore,
and Xenia Onatopp.
Travel to famous and original Bond locations
from the mountains of Switzerland to the streets Hong Kong and
from Fort Knox to Dr. No's Crab Key lair in the Caribbean.
Production design by Academy Award winning Sir
Ken Adam, visionary creator for the look of the Bond film universe.
Character models from Rene Morel (Final Fantasy
film) and wardrobe designed by Kym Barrett (Matrix films, Titan
Images courtesy EA.
"GoldenEye: Rogue Agent" is expected
to hit stores November 2004. Stay tuned to MI6 for full coverage
of the latest Bond game.