And here we have it 007 fans. Goldfinger is the final mission to be announced for 007 Legends. Now we all know which Sean Connery movie they decided to modernize into the Daniel Craig continuity, and to be honest it makes sense. Goldfinger is probably the most action-packed of the Connery movies, and while I'm curious to see how Thunderball's jetpack and underwater battles might have been updated, Goldfinger arguably has the most iconic elements and scenes from Connery's tenure and of the entire Bond franchise.
Everything that has practically become cliche about 007 is in Goldfinger--the Aston Martin ejector seat, classic henchmen like Oddjob and Pussy Galore, Bond strapped to a gold sheet about to be lasered in half--and by extension, all of that is in the 007 Legends mission as well. All in all I'm pretty happy this is the Connery film they decided to adapt, although I could see it coming a mile away. Dr. No is more of a classic spy thriller and doesn't work well as a game, while From Russia with Love was already turned into a very good video game by EA a few years back. You Only Live Twice is fun but a little...embarrassing, and Diamonds Are Forever just isn't epic enough. Again, Goldfinger just makes sense.
Goldfinger joins Moonraker, OHMSS, License to Kill and Die Another Day in 007 Legends to build one huge Bond story arc, supposedly capped off with a mission based on the new movie Skyfall. As a 007 diehard I'm pretty hyped about this game, especially after Eurocom did such a great job updating GoldenEye a couple years back. Check out the trailer below to relive some classic Bond moments, modernized into the current Bond movie series.
GOLDFINGER REVEALED AS FIFTH MOVIE IN
ACTIVISION PUBLISHING'S 007™ LEGENDS VIDEO GAME
Santa Monica, CA - September 18, 2012- Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., (Nasdaq: ATVI) today revealed Goldfinger - one of the most iconic James Bond movies - as the fifth 007 movie-inspired mission that joins Die Another Day, Moonraker, Licence to Kill and On Her Majesty's Secret Service, in this year's upcoming 007™ Legends video game. In 007 Legends, the Goldfinger mission finds the best undercover agent early in his career investigating Auric Goldfinger - a gold magnate thought to be behind a recent spike in gold prices - only to discover a larger plot to irradiate the entire Fort Knox gold reserve.
In order to thwart the plot, Bond takes action to infiltrate Goldfinger's headquarters with help from a questionable acquaintance - Pussy Galore. Upon arrival at Fort Knox, 007 is tasked with defusing a nuclear bomb before it detonates, and the only thing standing between Bond and the bomb is Goldfinger's henchman - Oddjob - and his notoriously deadly hat. Will Bond be able to defeat Oddjob? Will Goldfinger's evil plans succeed? Check out 007 Legends this fall to experience some of the biggest moments in Bond history in this unique movie-inspired game.
A first-of-its-kind Bond gaming experience, 007 Legends features an original, overarching storyline that explores the undercover operative's journey from a newly-minted secret agent to the most beloved, or hated, spy legend there ever was. By 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 downloadable content, players will experience the conscience and gritty evolution of James Bond like never before! As the most diverse Bond video game yet, each of the 007 Legends movie-inspired missions include multiple levels based on a re-imaginings of some of the most popular Bond films, showcasing state-of-the-art spy gadgets, an arsenal of weapons and sleek vehicles, exotic locations, and intense situations that require Bond's quick wits to take down notorious villains and their brutal henchmen.
For more intel about 007 Legends, visit the game's official Facebook page - www.facebook.com/007LegendsGame - and to receive a free spacesuit skin for use in the game, sign up with the 007 Legends community at www.007Legends.com. 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 "T" (Teen - Blood, Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence) by the ESRB.