Back in my University days when the world was officially A Better Place, three games used to take up the bulk of my multiplayer gaming time: Pro Evolution Soccer and Tekken 3 on the PlayStation, and GoldenEye on the N64. My friends and I even invested in different colored pads for the Nintendo machine so we could have one each, and of course playing as Oddjob was officially banned.
Fast forward to more recent days and Activision released a semi-port, semi-remake of the game last year for the Wii. It garnered pretty favorable reviews and was a moderate success. Now the title is being readied for an HD release on the PS3 and 360, as announced yesterday. “We are beyond ecstatic to debut GoldenEye 007: Reloaded to the millions of fans who have been clamoring for it to arrive on Sony and Microsoft home consoles,” announced David Oxford of Activision “And now with full PlayStation Move functionality, 007 fans all around the world can play the game in full HD in more ways than ever before.” The game should be released before the end of the year and will also incorporate brand new Mi-6 ops missions and a comprehensive 16 player online mode. Full support for Sharpshooter peripheral on the PS3 version was also confirmed.
Personally I would rather have an HD port of the original game for digital download at a sensible price, but as that’s pretty unlikely, a version of the title with Daniel Craig in the role and Move functionality will have to do. How it will fare in a busy pre-Christmas launch window however remains open to question.