James Bond 007: Blood Stone confirmed

New shooter/driving game developed by Bizarre Creations; will star Daniel Craig and Joss Stone.

Activision has announced a brand new James Bond game, titled James Bond 007: Blood Stone. The game is based on a brand new script from Bruce Feirstein, who cowrote the film version of Goldeneye and stars Daniel Craig and Joss Stone, the latter of whom will also be providing music. It will combine cover-based shooting, hand-to-hand combat, and driving according to the publisher and is slated to appear on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Nintendo DS in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Joss Stone: License to thrill.

The news ends months of speculation about the game, which had been teased by retailer listings and registered domain names. Activision has confirmed that the single-player game will feature a brand new story spanning Athens, Istanbul, Monaco, and Bangkok, with both land and sea-based action. The publisher has also promised 16-player multiplayer modes based around spies versus mercenaries team play.

Blood Stone will also feature the voices and likenesses of Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, and Joss Stone. As well as appearing in the game, Stone will be providing an original musical track, titled “I’ll Take It All”, written and performed by both her and Dave Stewart. The PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions are being developed by Liverpool-based Bizarre Creations, while the DS version is being handled by n-Space.

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Coolyfett
Coolyfett

So what Genre is this a shooter? a racer? action adventure? Seems like the HD version of Pursuit Force, which was a jolly good game. Pursuit Force got many great reviews, 007 Bloodstone seems to have the same sort of gameplay.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

So it is coming to the wii now???

axeman87
axeman87

Hope they didnt blow the budget on voice acting and soundtracks and have some coin left ot make a decent game.

ttime32
ttime32

I really hope it's more like Everything or Nothing and less like Quantum of Solace.

I_am_theOpus
I_am_theOpus

sounds like a great premise, hopefully it'll be an improvement over some of the recent bond games. Quantum of Solace got things going in the right direction, hopefully this will take it to the next level.

cjasko94
cjasko94

@everettseanw and... and Goldeneye remake! course remakes are never better then the originals, but still!

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cjasko94

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dukre115
dukre115

I don't know. This is one of the games you can't judge right away. I'll wait for the ratings.

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jeffv547

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jeffv547
jeffv547

@GunGriffin "yes I'm a huge transformers fan" lol

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

@POstillmatic Apples and oranges really. Craig's 007 is played closer to the vest. As for the Bourne films, I'm waiting for those to become more like the books.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

@ Riprock: I miss my Xbox360 at times. But I got some of the best games for it right now on my PC/PS3: PS3 games I would of gotten on my 360: Red Faction Gurrila (had on my Xbox till it died and I said enough) Transformers War for Cybertron (Yes I'm a huge Transformers fan) Batman Arkham Asylum (Joker missions FTW) PC games I would of had on my Xbox360 instead: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Mass Effect 2 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Just Cause 2 But as a PS3 owner I can't complain the new third party games run great, look awsome as they should, and sound better then on my old Xbox360. (the HDMI sound on the older models sucks compaired to the slim version) I will admit I'm vary tempted to make the plunge back into XBL, and Xbox360 agian but untill they get some more exclusive hardcore titles and lower the price of Kinect that won't happen for me. I miss Halo, and Gears, and Crackdown vary much. But at least I got ME2, Just Cause 2, and Modern Warfare 2 on my PC to keep me going. I found ways to limit the pain of not having all my XBL buddies to talk to they were great, but I have new buddies and online mates I play with. I just wish I had the cash for both! I would be a vary happy gamer!

Supabul
Supabul

looks fun, wish I had a 360

Riprock
Riprock

From racing to action/advenure/shooter... here's hoping that Bizarre Creations does it right, and that this is a title with a bit of magic in it. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt for now. And @GunGriffin, I feel your pain. I had three X360 consoles die on me. The good news is that the latest edition (that's been out for about a year) has a much better record, and the new Slim version apparently doesn't have the RROD problem at all. But I can understand that you've had enough. Me, I like my X360 and the games too much.

everettseanw
everettseanw

I have played 3 007 games like goldeneye, nightfire, and rouge agent. I haven't played the rest of the 007 games. Hoping to add a split-screen multiplayer on the bloodstone. James bond is back again.

Elvis4576
Elvis4576

The original james bonds were great, nightfire and everything or nothing were classic.

acer_062
acer_062

Oooooooooooooh James !!!!!!!!!

microsoft167
microsoft167

I dunno about this one...I think they should lay off the bond games unless a good company like treyarch or bethseda picks it up...

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Please don't suck on PS3. I know Xbox360 has lots of great third party games that run super smooth on their platform but I'm so sick of developers half assing the PS3 simply because they don't want to do the job right. Do it like EA dose! Use the XDR memory, and Cell CPU to your advantage. EA has been doing this from day one, so has THQ and it payed off big time the PS3 versions were sharper, cleaner, and hard more detail and the same, or better performance over the Xbox360 versions. I could go on a rant here but I gave up my Xbox360 because I had gone through 4 of the darn things when I took care of them dusted them every day, cleaned my HDTV, and even cleared the cache now and then to keep it from glitching out, and deleted old DLC, and saves from games I did not own anymore. They all still died on me. Every one of them, RRODed, or just would not turn on anymore. Half the games failed to work with the install feature: Most notedly Halo3, Crackdown, Saints Row, Dynasty Warriors Gundam2, even Star Ocean the Last Hope had issues with their software based installation feature. PS3 dose not suffer these problems, and it never locks up or fails on me, nor overheats if I play for like 3 hours in a row.

poststillmatic
poststillmatic

Craig's Bond is good, but still waiting for the films to get as good as the Bourne Identity Films..

maaly81
maaly81

that Quantum of solice car chase opening was the business...That said, I hope they take the arkham asylum route and actually develop the gameplay and storyline to those sort of standards...If not this is just another movie game without the movie...

chrislovesdana
chrislovesdana

I don't care if they make anymore movies. I just want the games.

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

James bond is better when there's gadgets.

SunOfAtom
SunOfAtom

As far as I'm concerned, the only thing most Bond games have in common with the films is the namesake. I played Quantum of Solace and I was like "What? This isn't James Bond..."

mikebateman
mikebateman

Please have good gameplay!! This game can be awesome if it is done right. If it's murdered as badly as Bourne was, I'll pass on by, thinking of what might have been...

metalkid9
metalkid9

I thought they make racing game. Hope it's good.

CaptainHerlock
CaptainHerlock

Quantum of Solace wasn't the greatest film in the series. Was it horrible? Not by any stretch of the imagination. It was, in no uncertain terms, a "Bond movie". You got exactly what you expect. Rottentomatoes.com? Yeah, I'm going to take what they say as gospel and relinquish my freedom of thought, like so many gamers have. I mean, why should I think for myself when I can let everyone else on the internet do the thinking, and that way I can see what the majority believes and I can just agree with them! Which is why I see many around GameSpot.com turning on Infinity Ward as of late. I still stand by my comments that gamers don't necessarily know movies. They know video games. And knowing video games, they take a very absolutist view of EVERYTHING. Video games are predicated on it. A or B. Good or Evil. Black or White. There's no grey area. If it's not the greatest in the world, then it's beyond terrible. Things don't work like that my friends.

Jacknoll
Jacknoll

Is it just me, or are some of Bond's animations a bit clunky? (the flying and jumping parts). The voice acting seems great, though. It doesn't look all that great, but I'll follow it simply because Bizzare's behind it!

SirMordredX
SirMordredX

Maybe this will be better because than QOS there's not the looming deadline of a movie to beat...we shall see - I don't have much faith in it though, it's hard to after last time.

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Really? I mean, Goldeneye should be enough, but now that there's another Bond game, I fear that they may start milking the franchise. I'm a bit disappointed that Wii owners aren't getting it, but, we wouldn't really need it. Goldeneye will keep us entertained. It's also on DS and it's being developed by the same team that brought us the recent Call of Duty games on the DS. And, they're also doing the DS port of Goldeneye as well. Hopes are rather moderate, hope it's a good game.

Victor122982
Victor122982

Judging by the trailer, game looks exactly like the previous james bond. What has been changed? Minor lightning effects, not so different story? a new gun? And boom, lets slap a Blood Stone and make it a new game.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Usually, I wouldn't care about a James Bond game, but the fact this is being developed by Bizarre has got me interested. The Club was a competent shooter. It had the basics covered, so the shooting parts of Blood Stone should be good. An of course, Bizarre are the developers of the greatest racing series EVER - Project Gotham Racing - so the driving parts in Blood Stone will be amazing.

MrBubblezz
MrBubblezz

I don't know if its just me, but I personally think that Daniel Craig is the best bond to date. He's just a very good actor if you ask me, and both Casino Royale and QoS were really good movies. But about the game, I can't wait, I played QoS and believe it or not, it was actually pretty good! It was actually one of my favorite James Bond games besides Everything or Nothing, but thats pretty obvious. Im looking forward to it :)

RadView
RadView

Video looks good...ofcoarse. Hope game lives up to the hype-o-meter.

MacenKrace
MacenKrace

I hope it has the romance sub-plots...and I hope it has many of them, like the movies used to...

ShadowNeverDies
ShadowNeverDies

If this is even close to Every or Nothing's quality I'll buy it. Seems like we're getting both best possible bond games this christmas.