GoldenEye 007 available for Wii

While the future of Bond 23 is currently uncertain, Activision confirmed details this week of the long rumoured release of GoldenEye 007 for Wii.

The original version for Nintendo 64 it sold eight million copies worldwide and defined multi-player gaming for a whole generation. Originally released in 1997, it has long been regarded as a classic.

What is interesting about the new release is that it features Daniel Craig’s likeness rather than Pierce Brosnan’s – if you watch the video above you’ll see some very familiar scenes from the film such as the leap off the dam, but with Craig’s likeness the effect is rather disorientating. There is a rumour that Activision originally wanted players to be able to choose whichever Bond they preferred, but were unable to get permission from all of the Bond actors.

It does seem a bit of a snub for Pierce Brosnan who not only was unceremoniously dumped from the role of James Bond on film, but now is faced with revisionism in the sphere of gaming too!

Anyway, the Wii version of GoldenEye 007 will feature a four-player split-screen option and feature a total of 40 characters, including eight classic Bond characters. It also has five maps, three standard modes and will allow gamers to create hundreds of game combinations. It also allows up to eight gamers to play against each other online.

Pre-order now

Release date is November 2nd 2010, but you can pre-order it below on Wii and Nintendo DS:

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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