GoldenEye 007 Reloaded accquires 00-Agent status

by: Sean Colleli -
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If you're a PS3 owner then you'll be able to get something extra with your GoldenEye 007 Reloaded package this holiday. Activision is releasing a special 00-Agent bundle that has the game and just about every disparate piece of PS Move hardware to get you started, including the Sharpshooter light gun. You can also get an exclusive downloadable multi character, Hugo Drax, the goatee'd villain from Moonraker. Personally I would've preferred Max Zorin from View to a Kill, complete with villainous motion capture provided by Christopher Walken.

To be honest I'm having difficulty getting excited for GoldenEye on the HD consoles, amazing game as it is. I know there are new goodies included but it's all icing on a cake that I devoured last November on the Wii--same with most of the Wii games getting ported over to PS Move years after their original launch. Sorry, been there, played that.

What I'd really like is that GoldenEye 64 HD port that 4J Studios was making for XBLA, much like the excellent one they did for Perfect Dark last year. Supposedly it was almost done, and I thought the whole problem keeping them from releasing it was that Nintendo had some rights deal keeping GoldenEye off the Xbox 360. With Reloaded headed to the 360 that apparently isn't an issue anymore, so where's GoldenEye 64 HD? I've played my modern GoldenEye re-imagining already on the Wii, loved it, thanks, don't need to buy it for another console. Now could I relive the N64 original in HD, please?

Highly Anticipated James Bond Game Sets its Target on November 1, 2011

Santa Monica, CA - September 14, 2011 - The next level of espionage is at your fingertips in the most interactive James Bond experience ever with Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) forthcoming GoldenEye 007™: Reloaded Double 'O' Edition. The robust bundle will include the game on Blu-ray disc, PlayStation®Move motion controller, navigation controller, PlayStation®Eye camera and Sharp Shooter peripheral, offering fans pinpoint control as they jump straight into the legendary story campaign and frenetic 16-player multiplayer matches. Both GoldenEye 007: Reloaded and the PlayStation®3 exclusive Double 'O' Edition bundle pack will be available at retail outlets nationwide on November 1, 2011.

As an added bonus for PlayStation 3 gamers, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded will feature a free, exclusive downloadable character. The notorious villain from the 1979 film Moonraker, HUGO DRAX, will be playable in split-screen and online Classic Conflict multiplayer modes while wielding his Moonraker Laser Pistol.

"Working closely with Sony, we've created a great bundle that arms fans with all the vital secret agent equipment right off the shelf," said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision Publishing. "We can't wait for gamers to pick up the PlayStation Move and Sharp Shooter to experience a James Bond video game like never before."

"If any game has been tailor-made for the PlayStation Move and Sharp Shooter, it's GoldenEye 007: Reloaded," said Rob Dyer, Senior Vice President, Sony Computer Entertainment of America. "This is a reimagining of one of the most revered and iconic shooters of all time, and we wanted to allow our PlayStation fans to truly step into the shoes of everyone's favorite secret agent with the unparalleled control of Sony Computer Entertainment's motion-based entertainment."

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is a contemporary James Bond experience featuring HD visuals and realistic environments running at 60-frames per second, akin to today's elite action games. Additional to the legendary story campaign, the game introduces the brand new 'Mi6 Ops Missions' - new, distinct levels separate from the campaign that span the varied environments from the story and challenge players to complete different Assault, Elimination, Stealth and Defense objectives. GoldenEye 007: Reloaded also takes multiplayer to new heights, maintaining and improving its renowned four-player split-screen action and adding full, adrenaline-pumping 16-player online matches with more maps, weapons, characters and game modes than ever before.

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is being developed by Eurocom under license from EON Productions Ltd and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM), for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and will be rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB.

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