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GoldenEye 007: Reloaded announced for Xbox 360, PS3

by Alice O’Connor

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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