AU Shippin' Out November 1-5: GoldenEye 007

This week's release list features a double dose of 007.

Few titles have left as big a mark on the gaming landscape as GoldenEye 007 did on the Nintendo 64. For those unfamiliar with its history, GoldenEye was the first first-person shooter to work well on a console, and it set the FPS standards for many years to come. For over a decade, fans have been pleading for a remake of the classic game, and at this year's Nintendo press conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, their prayers were finally answered.

Although it's not a straight port of the old game, GoldenEye 007 features many familiar elements that are sure to get the nostalgic juices flowing. Keep in mind that several new features have also been added that are intended to keep it up to modern standards. One such feature is the inclusion of a levelling-up system in multiplayer, while others are more subtle, like swapping Bond's watch for a mobile phone and modernising the firearms roster. While the core story remains the same, Daniel Craig's likeness is now used as Bond, and his actions have been modified in-game to reflect the grittier style of character that Craig plays. GoldenEye 007 comes out on the Wii and DS on Wednesday around Australia. Those who pick up the special-edition version of the game on the Wii will find a gold-coloured Classic Controller Pro in the box as well.

There's a second Bond game coming out this week, but this time it's for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Again starring Daniel Craig as 007, James Bond 007: Blood Stone sees players travelling the world looking for stolen biological weapons. Developed by Bizarre Creations of Blur and Project Gotham fame, Blood Stone marks the second game made by the studio since being acquired by Activision. James Bond 007: Blood Stone will also be released on Wednesday.

If you're after a game that doesn't star a smooth-talking Englishman, then the team over at Ready at Dawn has the game for you. God of War: Ghost of Sparta is Kratos' second outing on the PSP and tells his story during his early days as the newly made god of war. No hardware bundles have been announced for God of War: Ghost of Sparta, so you will be able to pick this one up only as a stand-alone when it's released.

To find out what else is out this week, check out the list below:

November 3, 2010
GoldenEye 007 (Wii, DS)
James Bond 007: Blood Stone (PS3, 360, PC)

November 4, 2010
Monopoly Streets (PS3, 360, Wii)
Imagine Fashion Paradise (DS)
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)
Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team (PSP)
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 (PS3, 360)
Truth or Lies (PS3, 360, Wii)

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Discussion

11 comments
rello91
rello91

wheres hokuto no ken

Pete5506
Pete5506

Looking forward to Blood Stone, I have always been a fan of James Bond games

fetfet99
fetfet99

The new Goldeneye won't have the same impact as the original, don't expect to be blown away like you were for the first one which was innovative, where this looks generic. If I want proper nostalgia, I can always power up my N64 and play it for real. Also why did they feel that they had to modernise the weapons, vehicles and make it Daniel Craig?

alchemist889
alchemist889

This is great news, but why the hell didn't they use Pierce Brosnan? He is the Goldeneye bond, period.

falserelic
falserelic

Well I hope goldeneye and bloodstone turn out to be great games.

brok
brok

Yes, us true goldeneye fans have been waiting for a remake, not a reboot. Rare was trying to give us just that before activision nixxed it to release their own bastardised version (and yes, bastardised is a real adjective)

wheelerxbox
wheelerxbox

Hmmm. The bond game for the Wii, or the 360 one. Decisions, Decisions...

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

The James Bond titles and God of War are the only good games this week.