Just yesterday Activision announced that in honor of the James Bond franchise’s 50th anniversary they would be releasing a brand new Bond game. The result of this golden anniversary is 007 Legends, a title that promises to feature locales and missions from six of the secret agent’s most iconic films — with the only confirmed movie inclusion thus far being Skyfall.
Other than the basic announcement info, little is known about the game. Fortunately a few major details have seemingly been leaked, and they reveal that the wait for 007 Legends may not be a very long one.
After “leaking” God of War: Ascension just yesterday, it seems Amazon is at it again; this time with new details on the recently revealed 007 Legends. According to the online retailer, the new first-person Bond title is currently scheduled to release on October 16th, 2012 on Xbox 360 and PS3. If this information is accurate, then that means that Legends should be hitting retailers a little less than six months after its existence was confirmed. The release date is a believable one, but Amazon may have simply jumped the gun by speculating on a release date rather than listing details on an accurate one.
Another major detail revealed is Kinect support for the game on the Xbox 360. If this turns out to be true, then gamers shouldn’t be expecting to play through a Kinect-focused James Bond experience. Instead, the added functionality will in all likelihood just be for a few additional gameplay mechanics (a la Mass Effect 3). If support for Microsoft’s motion-based peripheral will be added, then PS3 gamers would be safe to assume that Move compatibility will also be making its way into the game just as it did for GoldenEye 007: Reloaded.
I’m not entirely sure how Amazon can keep spilling details on embargoed news items, all while avoiding lawsuits, but they certainly aren’t disappointing gamers who are hungry for more details on their beloved games. It seems unlikely that the retailer would have just lied about Kinect support for 007 Legends, but release dates do have a tendency of being guesstimated all too often. The release does coincide with Skyfall‘s October 26th, 2012 premiere date though, so it can’t be that far off from the truth.
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