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GoldenEye 007: Reloaded officially announced for PS3/360 as another Wii game goes HD

Bond has never been as good on consoles as he was in GoldenEye for N64, and game makers have been chasing that dragon for years, even releasing some reboot/sequels to the film along the way. Activision gave it the old college try last year with GoldenEye 007 on the Wii (it wasn’t bad), and today we found out the rumors of GoldenEye  getting a new lease on life were very true. Activision today officially announced GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, an HD redo of last year’s Wii release.

Just like the Wii game, the story recasts current Bond Daniel Craig as the lead in the role once played by Pierce Brosnan as he tries to save the world from his former superior. Additional single-player action will include, according to the press release, “the brand new ‘Mi6 Ops Missions’ – new, distinct levels separate from the campaign that span the varied environments from the story and challenge players to complete different Assault, Elimination, Stealth and Defense objectives.” And if you want to pretend it’s a still a Wii game, PS3 owners can use Move should you for some reason own a Move.

Of course the real draw should be the multiplayer, as that’s what kept players on their N64’s long after the system died a public death.  Not only will the game have split-screen four player battles (a necessity on Wii and a cute quirk on PS3/360), now you can take it online with up to 16 players, double the eight player limit on Wii. For developer Eurocom it must feel like heavy shackles have finally been removed now that they can work on current gen systems.

Planned for release this fall, these early shots look good, at least a step up from a quick port job meant for PSN/XBLA. Will the beefed up options and graphics get you to try this game you may have skipped on Wii last year? And if you’re a Nintendo/Bond diehard that played it last year, are the improvements enough to get you to play it again?

Jul 20, 2011

20 comments

  • Yeager1122 - July 21, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    With all the good shooters coming out i dont think ill be buying an average shooter just cause its in hd now.
  • Gameguy94 - July 21, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    Ever since I came to this site back in late '09 I've heard nothing but good things about Goldeneye I'm psyched to play it.
  • Turboash - July 21, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    Because everyone knows that HD graphics make games better...
  • Imgema - July 21, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    This game isn't really a COD clone. Thats because the levels have missions on them that you have to explore a little to complete them, especially on harder levels. Although, not nearly as good as the N64 game missions that were much less linear and there weren't any indicators for casual gamers (plus, a bunch of levels on the Wii Bond did not have any missions, just shooting). But overall, this game was a bit more varied and interesting than a COD game.
  • kor2disturbed - July 21, 2011 4:33 a.m.

    Never played goldeneye, but yes I'll probably get it.
  • yagirlfriendsfavoriterapper - July 21, 2011 2:55 a.m.

    The Wii game is great, almost as good as the original.
  • GringoStar - July 21, 2011 2:48 a.m.

    @Soren7550 I actually prefer Daniel Craig over Pierce Brosnan. Daniel Craig sort of reminds me of today's generation of (dare I say it?) Sean Connery.
  • Manguy17 - July 21, 2011 1:57 a.m.

    James of duty, bond warfare mi6 ops 2?
  • soren7550 - July 21, 2011 1:53 a.m.

    GGGAAAHHHH! No more Daniel Craig as Bond, let alone Pierce Brosnan Bond! *rage*
  • onetimebuster - July 21, 2011 12:21 a.m.

    Talk about bad luck for me i just got this on the wii.
  • Pytor - July 21, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    @Demoneyes, Haha nice! As for Activision, when the fuck will they realize that we, the gaming public, DO NOT WANT another Goldeneye, we want another awesome Bond game! Fuck, if every company took this stance we'd have the likes of Metroid Prime Unleashed 2 and Street Fighter II Extreme Ultimate Edition... Uh, check that last one ;)
  • GringoStar - July 21, 2011 12:07 a.m.

    It's great to see this finally go multiplatform. I would really like to see Banjo Kazooie and Viva Pinata come out for Nintendo and Ps3 systems.
  • D0CCON - July 21, 2011 12:06 a.m.

    What about that XBLA game that is already done. Why can't that come out? I can't understand why Nintndo would not want Goldeneye released on a non-Nintendo platform but then they let Activision release Goldeneye on a non-Nintendo platform. Is it because Rare made the XBLA version?
  • hughesta - July 20, 2011 11:56 p.m.

    I'm definitely getting this.
  • therawski - July 20, 2011 11:25 p.m.

    But will it also come with a gold controller, Mr. Bond?
  • AssBugers - July 20, 2011 11:03 p.m.

    @Spade103 What is wrong with EA Sports? The people that I tend to notice who criticize the annual sports releases are the ones that aren't buying them every year (or every few years such as my relationship with the NHL series). There are enough people who are happy to upgrade every year (however slight), if the demand wasn't there the releases wouldn't be annual anymore (such as what happened with Fight Night and THQ's UFC series). Let Activision dump out the CoD derivatives, people will grow tired and stop buying them and Activision will be the one to suffer for it in the end. Besides no one is forcing you to buy/play any game; Activision can't run a series into the ground without your participation.
  • Demoneyes - July 20, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    Goodbye Mr. Bond.
  • Spade103 - July 20, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    Last years Goldeneye wasn't even a Bond game. It was a Wii Call of Duty game with James Bond as the main character. My buddy bought the edition with the controller, played it, put it up on Kijiji a week later. We could do with LESS Call of Duty games... Thanks, Activision, for beating good series' into the ground. Activision is the new EA Sports. In fact, they're worse.
  • CallOfBooty - July 20, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    Why? With the Gears, Resistance, Battlefield, Call of Duty, and uncharted all slated for fall/winter releases why release this on 360/Ps3 in the same time frame?
  • AssBugers - July 20, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    A decent FPS that I can buy on a whim without leaving the couch, works for me.

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