New James Bond game green-lit - Report

Deadline reports fresh British superspy title given the go-ahead alongside Sam Mendes' <i>Bond 23</i>; film due out November 9, 2012.

Yesterday Bond fans eager for the next film installment got what they wanted when it was reported that Bond 23--the tentative title of the newest film--would debut late next year. Sam Mendes will direct, Daniel Craig will be back as Bond, and the flick was given a November 9, 2012, premiere date. However, the film isn't the only Bond property that received the go-ahead.

Is Dan Craig bearing down the sights of a new Bond game?

Hollywood blog Deadline also reported that another James Bond video game has been green-lit. The report did not state if the title will follow the narrative of the film, which development studio will handle work on it, or when it will be released.

One potential developer for the new Bond game is Wisconsin-based Raven Software. Early last month the development house was rumored to be developing a stealth action Bond title, which it reportedly resumed work on following a federal bankruptcy court's decision that allowed the newest film to begin preproduction. It's also possible that the "new" Bond game and the stealth action game are one and the same.

Virtual James Bond had a busy 2010, as James Bond 007: Blood Stone was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, and GoldenEye 007 landed exclusively on the Wii in the latter half of the year. Blood Stone was not tied to a James Bond film narratively (though it did feature the likeness of Daniel Craig), and GoldenEye featured some of the same environments and characters found in the 1997 Nintendo 64 game based on the Pierce Brosnan-led movie of the same name.

The most recent Bond game based on a film was 2008's Quantum of Solace, which was developed by Treyarch, the team also responsible for November's megahit Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Bond 23 was originally pegged to be released in 2011, but financial troubles at MGM Studios made that date impossible to reach. Little is known of the film's plot, though it is believed that the flick will pick up directly where Bond's latest adventure, Quantum of Solace, left off.

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33 comments
thelastuchihas
thelastuchihas

@da_chub dont forget casino royal movie was a remake from the orginal one that flopped years ago and since Ian Fleming write all the james bond books. never say never was a remake of thunderball. and dan craig did remake of casino royal. QoS was getting alot in neck becouse it was new and wasnt a book writting by Ian Fleming. and thus bond 23 also will be another out in the sea like QoS so i belive they even with blood stone game look in water of the creative mind behind the books and try and throw that into QoS blood stone, and this new bond 23 since its a great risk compared to the other films witch were based of the books.

NeoStar9
NeoStar9

I hope Eurocom makes the Wii version.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

It looks like the Daniel Craig Bond movies are follwoing a similar pattern to that of the Sean Connery ones, in that there is a recurring criminal organisation, i.e SPECTRE in the old films and Quantum in the new. Watch Blofeld be the head honcho lol. Oh and as for new game. I hope it pays proper homage to the classic movies. So newcomers understand that there is more to Bond than Dan.

townsenda1
townsenda1

Hopefully the game will be as good if not better than the movie.

jameslee1997
jameslee1997

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Pete5506
Pete5506

Another Bond movie to look forward to

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

yay another bond game better be better then bloodstone, and as good as goldeneye that is all i have to say lol

isshiah
isshiah

so much bond in such a short time.

Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

I'm excited about the movie. The video game, not so much.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Someone needs to produce Bloodstone (the movie) cause I could care less about the games.

109emil
109emil

quantum of solace was a bad bond movie i hope bond 23 will be better

shrink45
shrink45

I'm more excited for Bond 23 finally getting off the ground!

fanirama
fanirama

Great. I will buy the new game if done right. Both Quantum of Solace (~7 hrs ) and Bloodstone (~6 hrs ) were great games but had small single player campaign which was bad. I bought them both for $19 from Amazon. I will buy the new one for sure if done right. It only depends on the SP length - 12+ hours = instant buy with good review on day one for $60. If its gonna be ~5-6hours, then I'll buy it when the price drops to $9 or $15 max.

Rocker6
Rocker6

This is good news,Bloodstone was a step in the right direction,fun and fast,but flawed.There is a lot of room for improvement,so next James Bond better be great.

thrice00
thrice00

I recently played Quantum for Solace and must admit that the game was surprisingly Good. Too short but good.

ahmed_2014
ahmed_2014

awesome i really like two last game

sambob530
sambob530

Yes! Another film and another game! I hope that, if the game is made by Treyarch, more effort will be put in than QoS, hope Bizarre do it, Blood Stone is brilliant.

LaytonsCat
LaytonsCat

I've always liked Bond games so this is exciting to me

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

"and Goldeneye 007 landed exclusively on Wii in the latter half of the year" Not true, it also had a DS release, as did Blood Stone, which the article also neglected to mention. That aside, another James Bond game coming in almost 2 years sounds like a good-sized break after both multi-platform games of last year.

da_chub
da_chub

ehhh...as good as casino royale is...QoS wasnt. I was hoping for a new storyline. as for bond games...they are always decent games...that have a few issues. Goldeneye Wii def stands out againist the last few.

vader501st
vader501st

The 007 series has always been quite lucky with its games, that were always quite solid. BloodStone was a good title, if they follow up the story and improve on its flaws, it'll be a great game. Nevertheless, that's good news.

EKGProd
EKGProd

If Raven is making the new Bond game, then I know it will be awesome. They are one of the most underrated developers working in action games today. Both Wolfenstein and Singularity (especially Singularity) were fantastic games that nobody played. They really know how to make great action games. I can't wait to play a Bond game that they made. Even Blood Stone was pretty good, to tell you the truth. I thought it would be a disaster but it turned out to be a pretty worthy entry into the Bond series. However, it will be probably be junk compared to whatever Raven releases with the Bond name on it.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Could someone please take the Bond franchise away from Activision?

jameslee1997
jameslee1997

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moommoom
moommoom

I like every James Bond game released except ps1 racing game {007 racing} its sucks.