When news regarding the cancellation of the planned Goldeneye port for XBOX Live Arcade was released, it caused anger and pandemonium. Unfortunately that project has never seen the light of (virtual) day, but it could all be forgotten with today’s big news as Bond is back.
You see, the Wiimake known simply as Goldeneye 007 is getting its own, well…remake. This new version, now known as Goldeneye 007: Reloaded, is set to hit the XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 with high-definition visuals running on a new engine. It will also feature Move support for motion control fans.
This means that what is arguably one of the best games of all-time will be making its way to our current gen HD systems after all, even if it’s not in its native form.
Activision made the official announcement regarding Goldeneye 007: Reloaded this morning, via a press release. Within that lengthy document was news that, not only will the game be running at 60 frames per second now, it will also have some new content. In addition to its “legendary story campaign”, we’ll be receiving some brand new Mi6 Ops objective-based missions and a revamped multiplayer mode.
Although it’s not a brand new game or the original version of our favourite shooter, this is still huge news. I put a decent amount of time into Goldeneye 007 last year and really enjoyed myself.
The original iconic campaign was re-worked, but it retained some of its classic feel, and was certainly an entertaining espionage-filled adventure in enemy territory. Its multiplayer was the real hit though, as I became sucked into it and had a hard time pulling away after some phenomenal games. Hopefully they won’t change that too much.
We’ll keep you posted when more news breaks regarding this interesting remake. For now, you can check out the first batch of screenshots below, thanks to NeoGaf.