GoldenEye 007 Wii bound?

Source: An interview with Der Reggiemeister on MTV News. What we heard: Nintendo certainly is chatty this week. On Monday, the company announced that it had sold 600,000 Wiis and more than 450,000 copies of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in just eight days. This week, Nintendo of America...

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Source: An interview with Der Reggiemeister on MTV News.

What we heard: Nintendo certainly is chatty this week. On Monday, the company announced that it had sold 600,000 Wiis and more than 450,000 copies of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess in just eight days. This week, Nintendo of America president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime told a news conference in New York that "all systems are go for reaching the 4 million [worldwide Wii shipment] target we have in our financials by December 31."

While in New York, Fils-Aime took time to speak with MTV News correspondent Stephen Totilo. They discussed Wii's Virtual Console, which lets consumers download and play NES, SNES, Genesis, TurboGrafx-16, and N64 titles. The subject quickly turned to whether one of the biggest hits for the latter system, Rare's 1997 James Bond shooter GoldenEye 007, would get a second life on the Wii.

"Would I love to see it on [the] Virtual Console? Absolutely," said Fils-Aime. "But there are a lot of issues there...Suffice it to say we would love to see it, so we're exploring all the rights issues."

The official story: Unfortunately, the aforementioned "rights issues" are a bit of a sticky wicket. Since Activision now owns the James Bond license, presumably it would be the company Nintendo is talking to. However, as of press time, reps for the publisher had not responded to requests for comment.

Nintendo reps also hadn't replied to queries on the matter as of press time. Nor has Microsoft, which bought Rare in 2002, clarified whether or not the studio has any say on whether GoldenEye 007 comes to the Wii. All a rep would say is, "We're working on an answer for you...Stay tuned!"

Bogus or not bogus?: Not bogus that Nintendo is considering it. But, given the rights rigmarole, it's more than a little iffy that a Wii GoldenEye will happen.

Discussion

344 comments
MrJack3690
MrJack3690

Loved Goldeneye 007 on n64. Just got a Wii, I'd love to see a remake, along with a downloadable game of the n64 version. Either would be awesome

3dfd
3dfd

I really hope they do make Goldeneye007 for the Wii I love that game and I just got a wii

rayzspot
rayzspot

i wish they would make perfect dark and 007 for the wii and the older ones for the virtual console

swat1913
swat1913

goldeneye for the n64 was the best game of all time : )

hypeness1
hypeness1

It would be nice to bring back Golden Eye 007, maybe it can be done on both systems. However, that game needs to be played online with other people, so I think Xbla would be the best to do that.

Jacksons1986
Jacksons1986

It would be a fantastic addition. As for the previous question about Donkey Kong being released (another Rare title). Donkey Kong was not an issue because Nintendo has rights to anything Donkey Kong, so they didn't have to deal with Microsoft. I think mostly they have to deal with activision though. Anyways there is a great forum on this topic in www.wiichat.com virtual console section. i'd check that out for the latest news

CitizenOne
CitizenOne

So much red tape... I really hope it gets to the Wii. And I would also like to see some extra features. Not just some straight forward port, bugs and all. I would like to see a crispy revised edition of the game. So it stands up. It has been Ten years after all. Some new maps maybe? I think that would be nice. I know Rare would like it, and Nintendo would like it. It's up to Microsoft and Activision now, I think. But lets keep our fingers crossed!

connell66
connell66

It's been awhile since there was a discussion on this page. I loved Perfect Dark, and I had never even played GoldenEye 007 until recently, and I don't think it holds up too well.

KingX
KingX

we can all hope Nintendo pulls this togheter. M$ should not destroy a game that was released on the n64! let Nintendo have their game released again!

Iffy350
Iffy350

I agree with \/ Perfect Dark > Goldeneye 007

jonjonqc
jonjonqc

Dis you noticed that Donkey Kong Country for the snes is a RARE game. Ans still its on Wii VC. So why not GoldenEye? If MS have accepted to give the rights for DK, they should do the same with GoldenEye. Dealing with Activision should not be a big problem. So, aside from being spriritualy connected with Nintendo universe, what is the big diference between DK and GoldenEye from RARE/MS point of view?

Chris313
Chris313

If it's an N64 game, it should be on the Wii. Perfect Dark and GoldenEye 007 would be an excellent addition that would make me buy a Wii just for those two games. My N64 versions were loaned to an ex-friend and they came back not in the same condition they were lent.

ol1ver10
ol1ver10

goldeneye on WII!!!! Sick-that will be awesome

ShadowLaguna
ShadowLaguna

I'd love to see GoldenEye 007 a VC game! I'd download that if that happened. But I have a bad feeling it won't.

redcloud12345
redcloud12345

god if they get the rights for this , why not make it for the DS to replace the mess that Goldeneye Rogue Agent was. now do they have ANY idea how meny ppl would get that? i sure know of at least 10 who would.

dudeperson2006
dudeperson2006

i hope they do get 007 on the wii that would be awesome

dudeperson2006
dudeperson2006

i hope they do get 007 on the wii that would be awesome

dudeperson2006
dudeperson2006

i hope they do get 007 on the wii that would be awesome

dudeperson2006
dudeperson2006

i hope they do get the 007 game on the wii that would be awesome

AFWorm
AFWorm

If they don't make this for the Wii, then they are fools.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I would love this! I loved the game on the nintendo 64

iamjustin
iamjustin

does anyone know how i can contact Nintendo? they should put perfect dark on the virtual console instead, Rare still own the rights to that. plus, perfect dark was an absolutely amazing game that deserves more recognition, way more, than goldeneye.

omegamustard
omegamustard

Perfect Dark needs to be added, it took everything from Goldeneye 007 and enhanced it. what sequels to all games should do.

omegamustard
omegamustard

you know how much the virtual console downloads would go up if they put Goldeneye 007 on the Wii. I wonder if they are gonna put Perfect Dark on it, that would be awesome.

Warlypwnage
Warlypwnage

its very cheap to get an n64 and play this game anyway.

niels200683
niels200683

I really hope this can be worked out, and if not... it's because of activision. Look at all the other games Rare made that just HAVE to be on VC, Diddy Kong Racing, Killer Instinct & Gold, Donkey Kong Country / 64 Banjo Kazooie / Tooie and the list goes on... By the way, I guess it mostly depends on who bought the rights to certain characters and fictional worlds... so in the case of Bond it'll have to do with Activision. Perfect dark was bought by Rare, while Rare's 3D-(re)makes of Donkey Kong characters are still exclusive to Nintendo (since they can use the Rare-designed donkey kong in many games from Mario Party to Tennis games and SSB-games). It's too bad Nintendo didn't get the rights to Conker... and it appeared on Xbox (which I'm only saying because I don't own one...) I'm wondering who has the right to the KI-characters, and Banjo/Kazooie characters (that game hasn't been made on Xbox, which is kind of surprising since Conker did make that cut... so Nintendo must be holding some cards on that franchise) In any case, production rights will dictate that the payment of the download will be divided to all people holding rights... so not only will nintendo have to be paid for GoldenEye Wii, but Activision and Rare as well...

wmb101
wmb101

They should remake Goldeneye for the Wii! It'd well badly rule!

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

I'd buy a Virtual Console Goldeneye if it were redesigned to use the motion sensing stuff, or to include competitive online play. Otherwise, I'd rather just play the Nintendo 64 one.

Hyrulius
Hyrulius

*wants Goldeneye VC too* Blasting Xenia Onatopp away with my trusty GameCube controller sounds like fun to me.

Kbs64
Kbs64

Give me Rare or give me Death

Kbs64
Kbs64

I think this can happen. After all look at this " http://www.gamespot.com/ds/driving/diddykongracing/index.html". Rare is making a Nintendo DS game and its coming out next year. So Nintendo must of made some loops holes in the contract when they sold it to Microsoft. Nintendo must have some rights to the games that Rare made on a Nintendo System...... These are the games I want to come out for my Wii (when I get one) Perfect Dark, Goldeneyes, Donkey Kong Country Trilogy, Killer Instinct 1 and GOLD (but drop that dumb custom combo system or give you the option to use Killer instinct 1 combo system / improve it), RC Pro Am, RC Pro AM 2, Blast Corps, Ken Griffey Jr. Winning Run, Diddy Kong Racing, Battle Toads, Super Battle Toads, Jet Force Gemini and the Banjo games. Thats what I want now make it happen Nintendo / Rare :)

Spartan070
Spartan070

Yeah I would love to see Perfect Dark and Goldeneye, but I own both of them already on my 64. Could you imagine the legendary multiplayer of Goldeneye reworked for online play, optimized for 8-16 players? Hold back the drool....

Vinnie222
Vinnie222

Mark2099 Perfect Dark is the true best FPS on the N64. People noticed Goldeneye cause it was a game released early in the N64's life cycle. By the time Perfect Dark came out, nobody noticed it as much. Perfect Dark should be on the VC. If you don't agree, you havent played Perfect Dark til the end, its truly better then Goldeneye. I even wrote a detailed blog on it.... Overall, Goldeneye is still a masterpiece, im just saying PD is better. 1st post!! While it has better graphics and sound i just think goldeneye beats it out in LVL desgine and game play but thats just my opnion Either game would be awsome lets hope they get those rights

Hell-Fire21
Hell-Fire21

Bring GoldenEye back and tell these shooters what a TRUE WEAPON SELECTION is all about. Well no wait, I'm glad Insomnia gave you a versatile weapon stock during gameplay in Resistance, but everybody else needs to catch up and stop with this "2 guns per carry, switch'em out during gameplay" crud.

shrtstp182
shrtstp182

I doubt the rare will give the rights to Nintendo to feature Goldeneye and Perfect Dark on the Wii. But if they do, I would like to see Jet Force Gemini too. Thought that game was awsome.

Wezker619
Wezker619

It doesent matter about Perfect Dark 64 and Goldeneye 007 those now belong with Microsoft. sorry nintendo looks like you guys are gonna buy it back from us!

judgepeter813
judgepeter813

yes... either on the wii or the xblm PLEASE!!

mononokehime316
mononokehime316

Rare and Nintendo are actually rather friendly. Microsoft have let Rare make a banjo gba game and are remaking Diddy Kong Racing for the DS(it was mentioned at E3 the game knowing Rare and the time it takes to finish games wont be out for a bit yet) so the issue i dont think is with Microsoft or Rare. The whole wii60 thing is something Microsoft likes and is encourging wii owners to get a 360 as well for the complete modern gaming experience. This means there is a good chance of Perfect Dark getting a wii vc release. However the whole Goldeneye thing depends on whether activision will go along with it. I have no idea if they will or not. The bottom line is this there has only been one decent bond video game and thats Goldeneye. The laughable Goldeneye Rouge agent had the worst mulitplayer ive seen with maps that were strangely vastly smaller than those on the then 8 year old N64 game. I hope both Goldeneye and Perfect Dark are released on the VC so others can enjoy them but if it dont happen im not too fussed as i have the original N64 carts

PannicAtack
PannicAtack

Well, if it doesn't hit the VC, there's always the Goldeneye: Source mod for Half-Life 2.

osxgp
osxgp

Hmmm....I dont see why that would infringe on the 007 rights Activision currently owns since it was already on the N64. I don't know what is in the licensing agreement for 007 but I'm sure Activision's attorneys do. It would be a shame for the Wii not to be able to have Goldeneye due to some licensing BS, but money talks. Goldeneye was proof that a console can produce a top notch fps that could compete with the PC crowd of shooters

sacredBed
sacredBed

hmm.... well if we could play that game with the classic controller and use that dual analog stuff instead. I don't think i would want the a,b,x,y buttons to function as the C buttons, as the C buttons on the n64 were diamond shape and the classic contrller is rhombus shaped. Nevertheless, if nintendo could somehow get that control scheme in during emulation , and get rid of frame rate lag (lol) Then that would be the ultimate multiplayer game on the wii so far. It would be played with friends so much more than all the other multiplayer wii games out now! Oh and Oddjob is hilariously short and cheap ROFL

wikkedclown17
wikkedclown17

if nintendo puts goldeneye on the virtual console; i will send every nintendo staff member a hooker and a dozen roses

keeperofgames
keeperofgames

I still have all the great games from the 80'sand 90's on my Nintendo systems, including Goldeneye and PD, but I'd pay again to have it on Wii because then I wouldn't have to pull out my N64 anymore. Soon, I won't need any of my retro consoles anymore once the Virtual Console gets into full swing, but Goldeneye is a must. And if they make it online playable for, say, 16 people or more, then it'd rock.

Kantwon
Kantwon

They really need to give Nintendo the rights. If they don't Reggie will kick their ass. I'm surprised Reggie's foot isn't in any pain from all the ass kicking he's been doing around the world.

funsohng
funsohng

i'm more hoping for perfect dark though...