Golden Bond controller bundled down under

Remake of the N64 classic to offer Wii Classic Controller Pro bundle for A$119.95.

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The James Bond license is a lucrative one to hold for video game developers, but no matter what game spawns out of that collaboration, the end result nearly always ends up being compared to one of the most important titles in gaming history: Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64. EA has attempted to re-create the classic title several times and now it's Activision's turn, appearing to re-create as much of the original Goldeneye 007 as is legally possible.

Although there's been no official release date set for the reboot, the megapublisher announced overnight that it would be releasing a hardware bundle of the new Goldeneye 007, which comes with a limited edition gold-colored Classic Controller Pro. The bundle will be available at launch for A$119.95 ($107), while the software-only edition of the game will be going for A$89.95 ($80).

Giving away a controller that's any color other than gold would have been a bit silly, right?

Goldeneye 007 debuted at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo during the Nintendo press conference to the cheers of adoring fans. The game is being developed by Eurocom, and despite trying to mimic the Goldeneye 007 experience as closely as possible, the new game contains several noticeable differences, such as Daniel Craig replacing Pierce Brosnan as the main character, as well as tweaks to level design and the addition of new weapons.

Discussion

19 comments
hydrobeast
hydrobeast

The software is going to be $50 I know because I checked. Bundle is going to be $70. What I want to know is since it is on wii why would people want it on the DS

Nozman33
Nozman33

i hope it has some of the same levels as the old game,awesome

mad-at-nintendo
mad-at-nintendo

"while the software-only edition of the game will be going for A$89.95 ($80)" What does that mean?

mad-at-nintendo
mad-at-nintendo

$70 for a cool controller..........................PASS!

cjasko94
cjasko94

Ugly controller.. i'll just use a Gamecube remote :P

BWGgy
BWGgy

I want to Golden controller more than I want the game. Will they just start selling it separately like the black one? Hope so, my black one's rad. Still want to pick up MHTri sometime, could still be fun without a descent connection. But anyway, I don't know about the remake, I still have the original, so...

brok
brok

There I was thinking it'd be modelled on the n64 controller. That might have been interesting. Well not really, because the game is still going to be awful, thanks to Eurocom

kungphooey
kungphooey

if everyone else is as unenthusiastic as the people who have commented so far, maybe they'll change their minds

GabeXorn
GabeXorn

Think I'll pass on the controller

Dizzzyness
Dizzzyness

80$ for the game and 20 for the gold!What happened to that other wii zapper thing destructoid released pictures of?

wii_addict
wii_addict

$120?? That's bull. The Monster Hunter Tri bundle basically has the same things and only retails for $100!! Are you telling me that a coat of gold paint costs me $20??

mushroommanic
mushroommanic

Gah, I misread this as saying they were releasing a special classic controller modeled after the Nintendo 64 controller.... Dissapointment -_-

acer_062
acer_062

I think I'll give the golden controller a miss but the game ... I'n getting.

Crisis_Eye
Crisis_Eye

The idea of remaking Goldeneye is alright. Like he said, mixing the old with the new. Offline multiplayer and online multiplayer. That's good for when you have friends over or when you're alone you could go online. Graphics don't look too great but that's no surprise.

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

GameCube controller compatibility has been confirmed. There's no real point in another classic controller that'll make the game more expensive than it should be (looking at you, Monster Hunter Tri).

selbie
selbie

Meh. Plastic gold always looks awful to me.