The second mission for 007 Legends
has been revealed as On Her Majesty's Secret Service
, and I must admit it's a bit surprising. The only Bond film to star George Lazenby as 007, OHMSS was a sweeping spy epic that focused more on espionage than action, but also included Bond's brief, poignant marriage to his beloved Tracy. Over the years OHMSS has become a cult favorite among Bond fans and I'm glad Eurocom saw fit to include and modernize it for the new game.
We're definitely getting the film's iconic snowmobile chases down a treacherous mountain in the Swiss Alps, and we're finally seeing Bond's nemesis Ernst Stavro Blofeld again, but I wonder if they'll work in the tragic romance between Bond and Tracy that was cut short by an uncharacteristically blunt and brutal drive-by shooting, courtesy of Blofeld. Color me even more intrigued by 007 Legends.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE REVEALED AS
NEXT MOVIE-INSPIRED MISSION IN 007™ LEGENDS VIDEO GAME
Santa Monica, CA - June 29, 2012- The second of six Bond movie-inspired missions to be featured in this year's upcoming 007™ Legends video game has been revealed as On Her Majesty's Secret Service. A first-of-its-kind Bond video game, 007 Legends features an original, overarching storyline tying together five classic Bond movie-inspired missions plus a sixth mission based on this year's highly-anticipated movie - SKYFALL - which will be available post launch as free downloadable content, to offer the most diverse Bond gaming experience yet! Planned to launch on October 16, 2012, from Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI) 007 Legends equips players with state-of-the-art spy gadgets, an arsenal of weapons and sleek vehicles as they jet off to exotic locations and utilize Bond's quick wits, class and style to take down notorious villains and their brutal henchmen while performing impressive stunts.
True love is hard to find but James Bond has finally found his equal in the beautiful Tracy di Vicenzo, the daughter of European crime syndicate head Marc-Ange Draco - Bond's key contact for tracking down criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld. After wooing Tracy and their ensuing whirlwind romance, they jet set off to the Swiss Alps as Bond pursues Blofeld. It's here, in a picturesque Alpine setting, that gamers encounter an avalanche of action. Blofeld is aware of Bond's undercover ruse and kidnaps Tracy, luring Bond into a rescue mission involving a fast-paced downhill ski chase and a confrontation in a high-flying cable car, which also uncovers Blofeld's master plan to release a deadly virus in five of the world's largest cities. With the help of Tracy's father, players must infiltrate Blofeld's private research facility in the Swiss Alps, thwart the release of the virus and save Tracy before it's too late.
For more intel about 007 Legends and to unlock exclusive content, visit the game's official Web site - www.007Legends.com - and Facebook page - www.facebook.com/007LegendsGame. 007 Legends is being developed by Eurocom, under license from EON Productions Ltd. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. (MGM) for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and download on Windows PC, and is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.