GoldenEye: Rogue Agent announced

EA declassifies previously top secret information on its upcoming James Bond-inspired first-person shooter.

Electronic Arts has released the first official information on its upcoming James Bond-inspired first-person shooter, which we now know is titled GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. As has been hinted at previously, players will assume the role of a former MI6 agent turned villain in the game, and they will interact with villains from other James Bond movies as the game progresses.

Although it suggests links with the James Bond movie and Nintendo 64 game that carried the same name, GoldenEye is actually the name of the villain that players will control in the game. An aspiring "00" agent dismissed from MI6 for reckless brutality, GoldenEye earned his name when, after working as an enforcer for Auric Goldfinger in his war with Dr. No, he lost an eye and had it replaced with a gold-hued synthetic one. Players will purportedly have the option to upgrade and customize their character as they progress through the game, although no more specific details on that aspect of gameplay have been released at this time.

As befits any game based on the James Bond license, the single-player game will see players carrying out missions at exotic locations all over the world. Locales from Bond movies that have been confirmed for inclusion in the game to date include the mountains of Switzerland, the streets of Hong Kong, Fort Knox, and Dr. No's lair at Crab Key in the Caribbean. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent will also feature lots of characters from various Bond movies, including Oddjob, Scaramanga, Xenia Onatopp, Pussy Galore, and we hope, Jaws.

Gameplay modes in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent will include the story-driven campaign missions, deathmatch-style simulator trials, and objective-based war games. All three versions of the game will feature split-screen multiplayer support, although online play will be exclusive to the PlayStation 2.

We'll bring you more information on GoldenEye: Rogue Agent when we report live from the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next week.

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