E3 2010: New GoldenEye supports Classic Controller Pro, put those remotes away

Nintendo’s E3 conference has been the strongest so far, with only a few casual titles watering down their very strong offerings. A lot of classic franchises are getting new sequels, including the N64 classic GoldenEye. The E3 trailer for the new GoldenEye 007 showed of the game in action, with a lot of the levels almost identically resembling those from its predecessor.

Even more exciting was the game’s local 4 player multiplayer, a beloved feature from the original that led to many a heated nerd rivalry. The game also features voice work from Daniel Craig, the menacing new Bond from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. The video we saw also featured a lot of the original multiplayer characters like Jaws and the impossible to hit Oddjob, though there's sure to be new ones. Nintendo's defintely catering to fans of the original GoldenEye, as the game will support Classic Controller Pro play, meaning you can play with a thumbstick just like the good ol days.

Nintendo seems to be banking pretty hard on fond memories of the original, as the game’s reveal featured a video of an ecstatic “real life video game focus group” that went nuts at the news of a new GoldenEye game. While all the pieces are in place for a retro revival of the franchise, it faces an uphill battle against modern FPSes, a genre that has evolved a million times over since GoldenEye’s heyday. We'll have to see if the grizzled champ can still go toe to toe with the rookies when the game releases this November.

Jun 15, 2010 


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  • CAPST3R - June 16, 2010 2:53 p.m.

    Can I just point out that goldeneye is still played in tournaments? Do you really think that, if it's similar to that, modern FPSs will stand a chance? It's a shame it's not coming to the other consoles and the PC, all the original needs is some improvements to graphics, online play, and preferably some additional levels, weapons, etc.
  • FreekinIdiot - June 16, 2010 10:32 a.m.

    FANBOYGASM!!! Yay!
  • hyrumwhite - June 16, 2010 2:15 a.m.

    Look! They've added 5 more polygons!
  • game_over - June 16, 2010 1:43 a.m.

    Alternate story keeps key action sequences. Reads blog: choose controller, destructible environments, 5 maps?, GoldenEye64 has Archives, Caves, Facility, Complex, a 3 level Library, more than 5. Unlockables with XP; MW2 style? GoldenEye would be Wii's FPS. Does it have Co-Op? Where is Duke Nukem?
  • Tenfey - June 16, 2010 1:42 a.m.

    A bitter kiss will bring him to his knees.
  • Doctalen - June 16, 2010 12:25 a.m.

    True Calo, in my opinion Pierce Brosnan was and is the best Bond there is.
  • Cyberninja - June 16, 2010 12:22 a.m.

    i feel that this was the perfect time to annouce this
  • Caio - June 16, 2010 12:16 a.m.

    Not enough Pierce Brosnan. Still could be great though.
  • Ridgley - June 15, 2010 11:23 p.m.

    I hate Daniel Craig. HE'S DOING IT WRONG!
  • JADENkOTOR - June 15, 2010 11:02 p.m.

    It HAD to come with the analog controller if they wanted the original fans to actually take this seriously. Even with this much needed addition Im still skeptical... the reason the first was so successful is because it was groundbreaking and I think its safe to say that this won't be. I really wish Nintendo would have let go of our balls and gave the original a good polishing then let us download it cheap so we could play the CLASSIC with our 360's (and PS3's if thats your thing).
  • DustyRooster - June 15, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    I also can't wait to kill all of the scientists. THOSE WHITE COATED BASTARDS!!!!!!!
  • DustyRooster - June 15, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    I hope MayDay is in there. I always used her in multiplayer. There is nothing scarier than staring down Grace Jones with a gun.
  • egregious - June 15, 2010 10:24 p.m.

    I don't think Activision really understands why GoldenEye was such a juggernaut in 1997...
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - June 15, 2010 10:20 p.m.

    For those wondering, the new GoldenEye is a re-imagining of the first, with Craig as Bond and some Key moments the same, but still a bit new.
  • SamuraiGuy7 - June 15, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    the real question is can it be better than the original? because all of us who played the orginal and have fond memories of it will compare the two and probably favor the original.
  • awsomemaster - June 15, 2010 10:13 p.m.

    its gonna be nice to get some analog action in there.
  • Tetchmonster - June 15, 2010 10:05 p.m.

    Really hope they give this game the care it deserves, it should be class if they do. Having played so much on the original i would be quite happy to see it just have the graphics bought upto date but i guess the game will have to be tweaked to compete with all the modern games! Still cant wait though!!
  • RebornKusabi - June 15, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    While I'll still be playing this, I don't care about the property that much HOWEVER the very fact that they're going to include classic controller support is actually fairly cool of them.
  • Metroidhunter32 - June 15, 2010 9:53 p.m.

    This I probally will not use the classic. FPSs is the one thing that motion can do abover all else.

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