GoldenEye 007 targeting DS

Activision confirms classic N64 shooter headed to Nintendo's handheld alongside Wii version this November, courtesy of n-Space.

At this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Nintendo put to bed speculation on whether it would be reviving GoldenEye 007, announcing that a reimaginging of Rare's Nintendo 64 classic would arrive for the Wii this November. However, Activision won't be limiting the game to just Nintendo's console.

Daniel Craig's mug is just one example of the newly updated visuals.

As part of a grim earnings report this morning, Nintendo revealed that GoldenEye 007 is also in development for its 132 million-unit-selling handheld, the DS. Activision subsequently confirmed the listing for GameSpot, noting that n-Space (Call of Duty: Black Ops) is prepping the title for launch alongside the Eurocom-developed Wii version in November.

Details on what can be expected from the handheld version remain under wraps. The Wii version will be a fairly direct translation of the highly acclaimed 1997 shooter, though it will also feature updated visuals, four-player split-screen multiplayer, and new game modes. GoldenEye 007 for the Wii will also include online multiplayer, a functionality its N64 cousin could not offer.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of the Wii version of GoldenEye 007.

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102 comments
LordBodom
LordBodom

Im loving the flaming, but most people missed the point of my comment. My point was this: Nintendo are FANTASTIC at making innovative hardware. No disputing, and definitely more imaginative than Sony and Microsoft. S and MS are just jumping on the motion control bandwagon, I totally agree. I just feel nintendo have a poor track record for releasing completely new and refreshing software. They just keep rehashing the same stuff. The games aren't sequels, they're the same game with very few/weak excuses for new ideas. eg zelda, mario, metroid (Super Mario Bro's Wii being a PRIME example of a poor re-release) and now a remake of another game? Im not saying all their games are bad or anything, far from it. I just think a new idea should be on the cards, rather than remaking the same intellectual property over and over again.

necronaux
necronaux

Another FPS game for the DS? Bring it on!

oraclelink
oraclelink

I really wish they would have just kept Pierce Brosnan's face. I don't like Craig... >_

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

Just release a straight port for the DS, and the revamped version for the Wii. Seems pointless releasing a similar game for both consoles.

shaunn191
shaunn191

meh id rather play goldeneye on my n64, il doubt i'll ever get this ...i just hate the new james bond, seriously, blonde?

LegatoSkyheart
LegatoSkyheart

Wow a DS version? Wii version will be the better one.

Flint247
Flint247

@lordbordom Where did you get the "Nintendo" from? N-space is making this. >_>

topherfilms
topherfilms

@lordbordom: Really? How many remakes has nintendo done over the years? Probably not as many as times Squeenix has remade FF and Dragon Quest in the last 10 years. The reason they are remaking the game is because they can't release it on the VC. You want something new go buy Mario Galaxy 2 and Sin and Punishment 2 and STFU. @bloodmist: Nintendo owns the GoldenEye game and asked Activision to remake it for them. They had alot to do with the creation of the original game. As Rare's oversears they rejected the game the first time Rare submitted it for publication. The asked for two things: 4 player multi and rumble pack support. The rest as they say is history.

thetravman
thetravman

Just make it a straight port from the original and I'll be happy. I seen 64 titles work on the DS.

traykey1
traykey1

Wow lets hope fans don't end up with a poorly cobbled together game eh!!!

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

Golden Eye on DS because every other FPS on DS has been a huge success. Note Im using sarcasm.

BloodMist
BloodMist

@LordBodom Even if you weren't completely full of crap in every way imaginable, one would have to point out the obvious fact that Nintendo has absolutely nothing to do with the creation of this game whatsoever, they're not even publishing it, which is all they had to do with the original in the first place.

LordBodom
LordBodom

Hey look... Nintendo are doing a re-make. Again. What a surprise. Until they do something that is actually new I refuse to buy another Nintendo product. They create innovative hardware and do nothing but produce rehashed versions of games and keep on flogging the same franchises. Do something new ninty.

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

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Pickleking23
Pickleking23

so glad Daniel Craig is going to be in it. nintendo blew my mind at E3. Can. Not. Wait.

ztype85
ztype85

They can't put Pierce Brosnan in the game, because he owns the rights to his likeness and obviously he hasn't granted them the rights to use it. Who really cares anyway, it's a first person shooter 95% of the time you're not even going to notice

Moose_4
Moose_4

yes they have the Gamecube controller support, i dont like the classic controller dual analogue in the middle. glad they supported everything. cant wait!!!!!!

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

@demonlord2008 Agreed. Daniel Craig is my least favorite Bond, they shouldn't replace Pierce Brosnan, my second favorite, with him in a game based on a movie with Pierce Brosnan starring in it. Hopefully, this is the only negative tweak they've made to the game and it won't be big deal. I'm not sure if I'm going to get this on DS. I think the Wii version will be better and I don't even play on my DS anymore. I should sell my DS and save up for the 3DS.

demonlord2008
demonlord2008

u know i hate one thing in this game which is why the hell did they change 007 from brosman to danial grag damn

lee1823
lee1823

i love nintendo and i LOVE goldeneye.... still have the original cart along with my N64...and my snes... and my nes. i remember seeing it in Virgin Megastore whilst bunking off school and thinking 'this is the future!'. the thing i dont get thugh is why Nintendo are such pioneers of risky new hardware, yet still rely on franchises from years gone by. Zelda, mario, Goldeneye, donkey kong, megaman.... i neednt carry on. i know all of the iterations are top class games but i've been playing ninty games since mario bros on the NES..... i think i speak for every fan.... keep releasing the classics, but throw away your comfort blanket and give us something new..... we'll support you! you've got the cash for such risks... DO IT!

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

What they should have done was bring back Timothy Dalton. Before you start thumbs downing me let me explain, after License to Kill Dalton was set for the next Bond film unfortunately Goldeneye didn't come till 1995 so Dalton opted out of his contract. I like all Bonds including Craig, but Dalton is my favorite. Anyways hopefully this will be a decent game!

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

Now I'm going to have 3 Goldeneyes in my house :\. Shouldn't they put this on the 3DS instead? (It would increase the game lineup for it)

bsnimunf
bsnimunf

I just don’t think this game is going to be any good in anyway other than nostalgia, things have moved on so much since the original release. If you want the game so bad dig out your old N64 it will be identical besides a few graphical differences.

Stryder_18
Stryder_18

I'm fine with them using Daniel Craig as the bond in this game, I think he's a much better bond than Pierce Brosnan anyways. Besides if i wanna play as Pierce i'll just pop in the old Goldeneye into my 64, its not that difficult.

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

@derekis007 I'll probably end up gettin both of them

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

I WANT THIS GAME ON THE XBOX LIVE ARCADE OR PSN NETWORK!!! AAAH MAN I NEED TO BUY MY N64 BACK AGAIN FOR GOLDENEYE 007

the3pointshot
the3pointshot

they should make this like metroid prime hunters that game was great

nintendo-naut
nintendo-naut

@Jedilink109Correction: Hunters WAS great. Now only hackers play on there. I think most of us true gamers gave up a long time ago.

King_Gamer19
King_Gamer19

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thingta42
thingta42

GoldenEye 3DS? HOLY FRIGGING CRAP!

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Why are people getting all ticked off that Craig is James Bond? Bond is Bond. If he were originally in the Goldeneye film you would complain if they put Pierce Brosnan in there instead. James Bond is timeless and preferences over one guy or another is lame when it's only a game. Just enjoy the fact that Goldeneye is coming to Wii. I know I sure am. Just because Craig will be in it doesn't mean that it'll have a completely different story or something.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@derekis007 Metroid Prime: Hunters End of story. That game is great on DS man.

leeko_link
leeko_link

I could check both versions, N-Space had done great jobs with Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare Mobilized, and World at War for DS so for them to handlethis port will be interesting to me.

derekis007
derekis007

@Solidsnake13_2 Get this game for Wii, not DS unless you just own a DS and not a Wii.

derekis007
derekis007

There goes Activsion again, milking the cash cow. First Black Ops for DS now Goldeneye? DS is not a good system for Shooters.

RocSeanD
RocSeanD

Lets just bring the original Golden Eye to Xbox Live, PSN, and Wii downloadable content, and then have Activison create servers, so we can all play against each other. Come on Activison you gotta do this!!!!!!

brok
brok

Hmm, wonder if this is the REAL goldeneye from the n64, or just another COD controlled glitzy rehash like the Wii version. I'd rather take Rare's legally blocked OFFICIAL remake over Eurocom's tripe cash in anyday. They did also make Nightfire and QOS, remember...

rtehrani
rtehrani

i thought this was gonna be exactly goldeneye but only with updated visuals....this looks like a 75% remake. kinda disappointing, but i still got my n64 with goldeneye...ill stick to that.

Rahnyc4
Rahnyc4

payne6705 the ds controls is awkward but it sure is more precise than the dual analog controls on the consoles, thus making aiming much better..lol awkward to me is trying to line up a quick head shot on someone in a dual analog shooter with out auto aim..lmaooooooooo

cain19822004
cain19822004

James Bond is more than just one actor, I think it's a neat idea, but no one is going to force you to buy it if you don't like it.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

wtf daniel craig in goldeneye? that's just wrong

vrossv
vrossv

NOO You cannot destroy a classic by putting the worlds best FPS on such an outdated console, ESPECIALLY SINCE ITS NOT PIERCE BROSNAN