So. James Bond, eh? That guy. Let's be honest: when it comes to video games, the guy has not had the best of luck. I remember a bunch of incredibly ropey versions of James Bond films hitting home computers in the UK during the eighties, and really it seems an absolute fluke that GoldenEye for N64 was as good as it was. Of course, as we know Activision, current owner of the James Bond license, and not the most inventive fellows, got Eurocom out to remake GoldenEye for Nintendo Wii a while back, and well recieved it was too. Hang with us, we'll get to the point soon.
And because Activision are, as said, not the most inventive fellows, they only went and remade GoldenEye again, as GoldenEye: Reloaded for PS3 and Xbox 360. So that's nice for them, and apprently they're fine too. But deciding that we can't ever have enough of a perfectly servicable thing, they've now announced that with Eurocom well comfortable with the brand and that, they're going to release 007 Legends, a new game featuring "an original, overarching storyline tying together six classic Bond movies, concluding with this year’s highly-anticipated 23rd installment, Skyfall."
Skyfall? You know, maybe it's weird, especially when they're telling me it's "highly-anticipated" but I seriously had no idea there was another Bond film coming this year. But to be fair, A Quantum of Solace was probably one of the most awful, plotless films I'd seen in years, and maybe I'd just been blocking the information out. It could be good! I like Daniel Craig! Sort of.
“To honor 50 years of the world’s top secret agent, 007 Legends offers a collection of his most famed moments in the smartest and most treacherous Bond game yet,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision. “Creating a video game storyline that ties together six popular, yet very different, Bond movie narratives can be challenging, but together with EON Productions, our developer Eurocom, has pulled it off to create an homage that we think will be a unique and highly entertaining Bond video game.”
So, that all sounds well and good, but the weird thing is that they haven't announced what six Bond films they're using. Could be anything! Feel free to guess in the comments, but as you're all a quiet bunch I doubt you will (but I dare you.)
In addition to 007 Legends’ main story, however the game will feature the return of single-player Mi6 Ops Missions, which debuted in GoldenEye 007: Reloaded and challenges players to complete extra missions, you know, actiony ones, stealthy ones and the like, while competing on leaderboards. Apparently, too, "for the first time ever, players will be able to participate as one of Bond’s cohorts or villainous foes, reliving the missions through their eyes, as well as 007’s."
And there will be your usual, GoldenEye-styled competitive multiplayer: local four-player split-screen game modes and online competitive gameplay with new maps, weapons and characters derived from Bond’s 50 year legacy.
Anyway, it's not coming to the Nintendo Wii, but will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 later this year. Sorry to anyone who was all ready with a cloth to wipe all the dust off their Wii!
There you go, then. Here's a song about The Quantum of Solace, to tide you over while you wait for it.
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