E3 2010: Goldeneye 007 gets press release, now official

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The game shown over the past 24 hours around the world as the rebirth of Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo Wii was’t “really real” until now. Activision has made the game as official as it get by announcing the title with an official press release (available after the jump) and launching an official web site.

Goldeneye 007 will launch for the Nintendo Wii this November. The game is a modern re-envisioning of the classic title with Daniel Craig’s Bond utilized rather than Brosnan’s. The game will support both a motion control scheme as well as Classic Controller support for the controller faithfuls. In addition to all of the classic multiplayer features that made the original such a classic (the highly customizable 4-player split screen), the new version of the game will support up to 8 player online play. The online mode will contain a newly designed XP system that will allow gamers to level up and unlock access to new weapons and characters. Activisioni s also including its own “achievment” system to give gamers more of a reason to keep playing the game.


Santa Monica, CA – June 15, 2010 -- With eight million copies sold and a legion of passionate fans worldwide, the Nintendo 64 version of GoldenEye defined multiplayer gaming for a generation of gamers in 1997.

Now, a new take on the legendary James Bond adventure arrives with Activision Publishing’s (Nasdaq: ATVI) all-new GoldenEye 007™, which was unveiled at Nintendo’s press briefing, held today during the Electronic Entertainment Exposition (E3) in Los Angeles.

Developed exclusively for Wii™ and based on the GoldeneEye film, GoldenEye 007 gives players the chance to use the lethal, gritty style of Daniel Craig’s James Bond to outwit, outmaneuver and overtake an arms syndicate that threatens the world in an innovative, modern take on the legendary GoldenEye movie adventure. The game, which is slated for release this holiday season, is playable in Nintendo’s booth in the West Hall, #5407.

“GoldenEye for the N64 was one of the most acclaimed games and fans regularly cite it as one of the most influential and important titles in history,” said David Pokress, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing. “We’re thrilled to bring the new GoldenEye 007 to gamers around the world as an all-new adventure that seamlessly integrates nostalgic GoldenEye movie moments with innovative FPS gameplay and unique multiplayer action that is unrivaled on the platform.”

GoldenEye 007 features an unprecedented lineup of four-player split-screen MP options that encourage social gaming, including 40 total characters, 8 classic Bond characters, 5 maps, 3 standard modes and 16 special modifiers that allow gamers to create hundreds of game combinations. GoldenEye 007 also features online multiplayer for up to 8 players designed for seasoned FPS online gamers with unique modes and a robust XP system for unlockables and achievements. GoldenEye 007 also supports the Classic Controller Pro™ for gamers who want to play with standard FPS controls and the Wii Zapper™ for “point and shoot” gamers; players will have several control scheme options, allowing them to experience GoldenEye 007 on Wii any way they want.

The GoldenEye 007 video game is developed by Eurocom under license from EON Productions Ltd and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM). For more information about the game, visit www.goldeneyegame.com.