MI6 takes a sneak peek at the new Nintendo DS version
of "GoldenEye: Rogue Agent" - due out later
GoldenEye: Rogue Agent Nintendo DS - Sneak Peek
12th June 2005
With "GoldenEye: Rogue Agent" set to be released for
DS this week in the USA (Bond fans in Europe have to wait
until July 1st), MI6 takes a sneak peek at some of the exciting
elements squeezed in to this handheld version.
"GoldenEye: Rogue Agent" will be the debut first-person-perspective
shooter for the Nintendo DS, thanks to EA Tiburon developing a
new ultra light-weight fast gaming engine for the handheld. Most
of the single player campaign form the console version has made
it over to the handheld version, with most of the six missions
Above: New MI6 exclusive
screenshots of the Casino mission (left) and Hong Kong (right)
The real excitement around this title though, is the multiplayer
modes and functionality. Multiplay on handhelds, whether cabled
or wire-less, has traditionally been hampered by the fact that
either all players need a copy of the game, or the shared version
is so cut down (for transmission purposes) that it is a mere shell
of the full game.
It is the wi-fi play modes that could make "GoldenEye: Rogue Agent"
a mini-classic on the DS. Although the game does cut down
it's payload down slightly when hooking up players without
a cartridge, it's not the end of the world. Up to eight
players can hook up to share in some fragging, with the
similar multiplayer modes from the console version, such
as Showdown, Team Showdown, Domination, and Tug-Of-War.
The other key selling point of the DS version is the control
system. The heads-up-display, which featured as a screen
overlay on the console version, is now moved to the bottom
touch-sensitive screen on the DS. Weapons configurations
and eye powers can now be controlled by the touch of a thumb
against the screen, which is far easier and more intuitive
than it first sounds.
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Despite the console version being widely panned by the gaming
press, and suffering lacklustre sales, the ailing title may have
a last minute trick up its sleeve in the shape of the Nintendo
DS version. Stay tuned to MI6 for the full review later this month.
Rogue Agent" for Nintendo DS is scheduled for release
on 15th June 2005 in the USA and 1st
July 2005 in Europe. Stay tuned to MI6 for the latest
and most indepth coverage.
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