"GoldenEye 2" will be plundering the past
twenty Bond films for classic locations, and who better
to look over the level design of Fort Knox, Crab Key,
Piz Gloria, The Whyte House... than the man who designed
most of the originals?
Ken Adam, Production Designer on "Dr. No", "Goldfinger", "Thunderball", "You
Only Live Twice", "Diamonds Are Forever", "The
Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker", is
lending his skills to the game's development.
His association with James Bond dates back to the first
film, "Dr. No", where his timeless production
design consistently raised the bar for the movies to
come, with set designs becoming increasingly elaborate
as the budgets grew.
Famous for constructions such as Blofeld's volcano from "You
Only Live Twice", his talent for designing 007's world was
recognised with an Oscar nomination in 1977 for his work
on "The Spy Who Loved Me". With Adam onboard,
the level maps are sure to be spectacular.
EA has also secured some top talent from the gaming industry.
Designer Dan Orzula, best known for his work on "Halo" (Xbox)
and a career that spans back to the "Wing Commander" series,
has joined the GE2 design team.
In the graphics department,
players can expect even better character models and facial
expressions than the last game "Everything
or Nothing", as Takayoshi Sato ("Silent Hill")
will be resurrecting past characters.
brought back for the new game will include Joseph Wiseman's
Dr. No and Gert Frobe's Goldfinger.
on the CG character models will be Rene Morel ("Final
Fantasy: The Spirits Within"),
while Kym Barrett ("The Matrix") will be creating
the style of the characters.