It’s not a James Bond game unless the word “GoldenEye” is in the title. It’s a brand name, representative of one of the very few quality movie tie-in games, that Activision simply cannot let go of. Even though GoldenEye represents only 1 of the 22 James Bond films to date, it’s the name of the majority of the James Bond video games that matter.
Last year saw the release of GoldenEye 007 on the Wii and DS, and this fall, the HD re-remake GoldenEye 007: Reloaded debuts the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, bringing gamers yet again, back to the 1995 movie that starred Pierce Brosnan as Agent 007, replaced in the video game remakes by the voice and likeness of current James Bond, Daniel Craig.
Along with boosted HD graphics and a promised 60 FPS framerate, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded will attempt to add more value to the game with the introduction of the ‘Mi6 Ops Missions’ – added single-player levels that come in addition to the classic GoldenEye campaign.
For fans of the original, the best news is that Reloaded will be bringing with it classic 4-player splitscreen play along with 16-player online multiplayer. Activision and developer Eurocom are also adding new maps, weapons and playable characters for the multiplayer to use with the game’s new multiplayer modes.
The game was first leaked when Activision registered several domain names corresponding with the game title and during Comic-Con, it was made official, followed by the first GoldenEye 007: Reloaded screenshots and later, the first Reloaded trailer.
The latest trailer was released earlier today from Activision and focuses on the MI-6 Ops levels of the game:
The environment and effects graphics do look dated, like that of a modern movie tie-in game, but there’s no denying the smoothness of the gameplay thanks to the boosted framerate and it does look like a lot of fun to play. That’s what matters in the end and if the multiplayer, especially the new modes being teased, are any good, fans new and old can jump into another alternative to Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. Whether such a game will sell well against the likes of those two behemoth franchises, along with other shooters such as Bethesda’s RAGE is another question entirely.
With the game being remade, we’d be even more excited if the campaign, especially the new MI-6 levels, supported 4-player splitscreen co-op. Owners of Move motion controllers for the PS3 can utilize those controllers along with the Sharp Shooter attachment to play the game.
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded releases this fall on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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