The remake of GoldenEye is being remade yet again, this time for the 360 and PS3.
By all rights, the Wii iteration of GoldenEye 007 was a modern rehash of the classic Nintendo 64 shooter. In practice however, the game was much more. The Escapist’s Greg Tito gave the game a glowing review, saying it featured “some of the best multiplayer the Wii has to offer.”
Name recognition plus actual, verifiable quality gave the Wii remake respectable sales figures. Activision, never one to look a look a gift horse in the wallet, hopes to recapture that magic (and comically huge bags of cash) by remaking GoldenEye yet again, this time for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“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,” said Activision Executive Vice President David Oxford.
This latest iteration of James Bond’s greatest virtual adventure features a brand new graphics engine, and online multiplayer for up to sixteen players. Initially the game will feature ten multiplayer maps that, in a nod to the game’s N64 roots, can also be played locally with up to three other people via 4-player split screen multiplayer.
The game will also support Sony’s Move peripheral. As of yet we don’t exactly know how this will work, though Sony’s Senior Vice President Rob Dyer seems appropriately excited by the concept.
“By bringing together GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, and PlayStation Move’s Sharp Shooter, we are continuing to expand the new world of motion-based entertainment appealing for hardcore fans and only possible on PlayStation,” Dyer said.
Officially, Activision has yet to announce a release date or pricing details, but if you believe Amazon France, the game is scheduled to hit retail on October 28.