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UK retailer lists James Bond: Bloodstone

Just yesterday EON Productions, producer of the James Bond films announced that it has indefinitely postponed all work on Bond 23 (which was slated for release in 2011/12). The delay comes after uncertainty surrounding the future of Hollywood studio MGM.

Well imagine our surprise then to discover that HMV is listing a new Bond game for pre-order: title, James Bond: Bloodstone.


Above: The listing on HMV's website today for James Bond Bloodstone 

Could this be the game that UK soap actor Adam Croadsell told the BBC he'd just played Bond in back in November last year? The game described as a third-person shooter with a mix of driving elements? The one that was previously leaked by UK retailers as being titled James Bond Racing?

If this all adds up, the delay of the film wouldn't likely affect the game production - if we believe Croadsell (and why would he make it up?) the game won't have anything to do with the film, and seems unlikely to feature the voice of current Bond, Daniel Craig.

Intiguingly, HMV are listing the game in the driving/racing section of the site, giving creedence to the theory it will be a James Bond 'racing game' - but contradicting Croadsell's intel that it's a third-person shooter. Who's right?

Only time will tell.

Which would make a great name for a Bond film.

21 April 2010

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5 comments

  • MrDuracraft - April 21, 2010 5:29 p.m.

    Better copyright "007: Only Time Will Tell" now before it gets snached up!
  • db1331 - April 21, 2010 3:49 p.m.

    I think it would have to be in first person for starters. From there you would just add everything that makes a great bond movie. Exotic locations, cool gadgets, beautiful women, etc. It should have a real storyline, not just "Victor VonStraus is going to detonate a nuke on the moon unless you stop him!" Hell, they could even throw in some light RPG elements, like the ability to specialize in certain weapons or unlock new gadgets. If they do have to have driving, it needs to be short and meaningful to the story, not just an "Insert car chase here" moment.
  • cronoman66 - April 21, 2010 2:33 p.m.

    I wouldn't mind another game in the vien of Everything or Nothing, I found that quick enjoyable
  • gamesradar_george1 - April 21, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    What would be in the perfect Bond game then? What style of game would it be?
  • db1331 - April 21, 2010 2:13 p.m.

    It will suck. It should be so easy to take the Bond franchise and turn it into a great game, but for whatever reason nobody has gotten it right since Goldeneye.

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