GoldenEye 007: Reloaded announced for Xbox 360, PS3

Activision is re-releasing its own take on GoldenEye, this time on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It's due this fall.


As expected, GoldenEye Reloaded is an HD update of the Wii original FPS, coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, publisher Activision has announced. GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is built on a new engine by Eurocom, the same developer behind the original release. It's due to be released this fall.

Reloaded will offer "HD visuals and realistic environments running at 60-frames per second," Activision says. As well as remaking the Wii game's campaign with updated visuals, it'll introduce a new 'Mi6 Ops Missions' mode. Set on new maps, not recycling the campaign, the Mi6 Missions will challenge players to complete various assault, elimination, stealth and defense objectives.

On the multiplayer front, Reloaded will support GoldenEye's four-player split-screen multiplayer, plus 16-player online multiplayer "with more maps, weapons, characters and game modes than ever before."

There will also be PlayStation Move support on PlayStation 3, which will likely mimic the way the game was originally played on Wii.

This is the closest we'll get to a modern remake of Rare's N64 classic GoldenEye 007, as Rare has commented that game's "locked in a no-man's land" due to licensing issues, split between Nintendo, Microsoft, Activision, and others. Eurocom's game is technically a new title based upon the original James Bond movie, though it clearly took a few pointers from Rare's game and doesn't mind being mistaken for it. Rare itself developed an Xbox Live Arcade port of the original N64 GoldenEye 007 at one point, but couldn't secure the rights to release it.

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    July 20, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded announced for Xbox 360, PS3.

    Rare's classic N64 shooter GoldenEye 007 is being remade yet again, this time for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Developed by the folks behind the recent Wii remake, it's due this fall.

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      July 20, 2011 6:20 AM

      I thought Nintendo owned the rights to the original game...

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          July 20, 2011 6:41 AM

          Actually it has nothing to do with Rare or Nintendo. It's not a port:

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            July 20, 2011 8:20 AM

            Duh? You were asking about the original game.

            MS owns it now, so if rare ip's of the past are released things its a mucky mess between MS and Nintendo. Nintendo owns the Donkey Kong stuff (although why DK64 isn't on virtual console and the countries are IDK) but not necessarily things like Banjo and Perfect Dark, at least not in full, which is why they are on Xbox360.

            This and the other Goldeneye from a year or two ago are totally new games.

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              July 20, 2011 8:34 AM

              MS does not own the original game. If they did it would have been on Xbox by now as a real port.. Any way it's pretty clear that a large part of the marketing behind this game is to make people think it's a remake of the original.

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                July 20, 2011 11:35 AM

                The deal as I remember it was that MS would give the OK for Nintendo to release the game on Virtual Console in exchange for their blessing to then release the game for Xbox, and it was Nintendo who ultimately turned the deal down because they wanted exclusivity.

                The new game was made to get around the legal entanglements.

                I figured Nintendo would still fight for exclusivity on this one, but I suppose it's for the best if the game goes multiplatform. After all, the Wii isn't really a shooter system anyway.

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        July 20, 2011 6:41 AM

        This chatty blurb is wonky and wrong, and shouldn't be here as the story's not even up yet.

        It's not a remake of Rare's one, it's a remake of Eurocom's, which is clearly intended to be mistaken for a remake of Rare's. Which is what I done did.

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          July 20, 2011 9:03 AM

          Excellent use of American colloquialism Alice.

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          July 21, 2011 8:01 AM

          You done goofed. Consequences will never be the same.

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        July 20, 2011 6:45 AM

        afaik activision does

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        July 20, 2011 7:30 AM

        They do. It's a remake of the wii game, not the n64 game. The story is wrong.

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      July 20, 2011 7:25 AM

      The way that it works is that Activision has the rights to any game content that is specifically based on the movie licence. The reason Eurocom's game has a bunch of new levels is because Rare created their own, non-movie based levels for the original game. The first level from Rare's game is included because it's based on the movie, which Activision has the license to use.

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      July 20, 2011 8:19 AM

      Oh man, guess I better finish the Wii one now. It's actually really good... I just got sidetracked by mooorrre gaaaaames nom nom nom...

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      July 20, 2011 9:17 AM

      AWESOME. This was one of the best shooters to come out last year, and almost no one played it. I remember thinking that I would kill for a HD version of the game, and now I don't have to!

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      July 20, 2011 11:12 AM

      Any chance this will make its way to PC?

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      July 20, 2011 3:28 PM

      Yay! I think anyway, I'll rent it but seriously what's the status of a new Diddy Kong Racing and a new Snowboarding Kids? Seriously I really want more Mario kart-esk games on the PS3/360, I don't own a PS3 so Mod Nation doesn't count!

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      July 20, 2011 3:42 PM

      FUCK YES! :D

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      July 20, 2011 4:14 PM

      Seriously? The fall? Just commercial suicide this or any year. Will get lost in the coda and bf3s.

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