E3 2012
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The Escapist Staff | 8 Jun 2012 20:30
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007: Legends

James Bond is back with 007: Legends, a brand new GoldenEye-styled first person shooter featuring six missions inspired by some of the earlier, classic James Bond films.

Read Mike Kayatta's full preview of 007: Legends here. The game is expected to arrive on October 16th, 2012 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Mike Kayatta: Our demo picked up as Bond broke into the secret lair of Hugo Drax, the main villain from 1979's Moonraker. Just looking at the game makes you feel like you're experiencing some lost, cleaned up GoldenEye 64 DLC, so it came as no surprise to learn that the whole of Legends was built from the same team and engine as GoldenEye: Reloaded.

Gameplay-wise, things seemed just as similar. Bond aims, shoots, and reloads. Sometimes he completes objectives. Yes, there are a few new things added in as well, including a simplistic stealth mode in which 007's enemies have three observable, color-coded statuses: unaware (white), suspicious (yellow), and trying to shoot you (red). Bond can also earn XP by completing special optional objectives, then spend it on simple upgrades, such as gadgetry effectiveness, weapon proficiency, or physical improvements.

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