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007 Legends Revives Oddjob, Lasers and Golden Floozies

| 18 Sep 2012 14:46

The latest 007 Legends reveal is a mix of classic and modern movie moments.

There are moments in Bond cinema that have become iconic; the laser scene in Goldfinger is one such, and it looks as though the 007 Legends team have left that - and other scenes - virtually untouched, in their latest mission reveal. In the movie Sean Connery had the title role but this time a Daniel Craig lookalike takes the lead, as a younger Bond investigates the misdeeds of a certain gold-obsessed madman. It joins Moonraker, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Die Another Day and License to Kill in the list of Bond classics Legends will be referencing.

Goldfinger was the film that really kicked off the Bond movie franchise, so it's unsurprising that 007 Legends would want to use it in their series of flashback moments. The game opens with Bond in a coma remembering snippets of his career, in a deliberate move intended to allow the developer to reference as many movies as possible. "In 007 Legends," says the website, "you'll take on the role of James Bond as played by Daniel Craig, running missions in the most iconic settings of 007's five-decade film history."

Iconic meaning Fort Knox, Operation Grand Slam and a battle to the death with Oddjob deep in the gold vaults apparently, but when not touching the nostalgia buttons gameplay seems more modern action-oriented, what with the rockets-red-glare, train-hopping and ubiquitous chest high walls. The intent is to use five movies plus a sixth new mission - Skyfall - in the game, and with Goldfinger announced that means the list is complete. What, no Live and Let Die? Dammit all ...

This little slice of Bond nostalgia is due out for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in October 2012.

Source: USA Today

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