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James Boba Fettfield
02-26-2004, 07:54 PM
Having heard about the greatest James Bond game for more than seven years now, nobody knows more about the popularity, success and unbelievably long-lasting lore of GoldenEye 007 than the current owner of the videogame rights to that property, Electronic Arts. According to several recent reports, IGN has learned that a spiritual successor to the Rare-developed first-person shooter is indeed in the works. Called Goldeneye 2, the upcoming first-person shooter takes a different spin on the Bond formula, giving players the ability to play as a bad guy, fighting against James Bond. Goldeneye 2 takes place in the Bond universe, and according to EGM magazine (which will have the full story in its next issue), players will fight against James Bond and they might be able to pair up with other well-known Bond villains. Since the first game was developed by Rare and published by Nintendo there is likely to be very little in common with the first game, except the notoriously well received name. What official comment did EA have on the game that will appear in the next EGM? "No comment," said an EA representative. All other questions were also answered by "no comment." The game is believed to be in development with EA LA, according to the Website gamesindustry.biz, and not Free Radical, the development studio that split from Rare's GoldenEye team back in the day. There is a lot of speculation sure to spring from this news tidbit, news that is actually not so new. But let us at least get our crack at the speculation fest. We suspect the game is planned for a PS2, Xbox and GameCube release, perhaps this fall, and the PS2 game will be online (as has been the case with all of EA's most recent games). We'll have more news and speculation on Goldeneye 2 in the near future

Hope it turns out well

JediTricks
02-27-2004, 07:14 PM
I don't like the idea of this at all. Goldeneye worked because you WERE James Bond, lone agent with tons of gadgets at your disposal taking down the bad guys and making sure to take care of mission details like getting evidence.


However, I would like Nintendo to do a side-scroller combo/sequel to Super Mario World (SNES) /Super Mario Bros 3 (NES) that combines the best aspects of SMW with SMB3's Tanooki suit, Hammer bros suit, Frog suit, the shoe, the P-wing, the Zelda warp whistle, the ability to hold items, and stuff like that. I'd also like to see a "Vintage suit" where Mario turns back into his original Jumpman self with the mallet and old Donkey Kong music. :D And there'd have to be way more levels, SMW has like 60 or so that you can revisit and find alternate routes through for a total of 96 worlds while SMB3 has roughly 90 levels spread over 8 worlds but you can only move about the current world.

James Boba Fettfield
02-27-2004, 08:42 PM
Publishing giant Electronic Arts today officially announced the first details of Goldeneye 2 (which we reported on two days ago), a game in which players will experience Bond like never before -- as a evil, drop-out 00 agent.

Gamers take on the role of an agent who's dismissed from MI6 for reckless brutality, and who then subsequently joins the ranks of the criminal underground. Joining up with super-villain Auric Goldenfinger, players battle for control of the world's greatest criminal organization.
After patting EA on the back for its high critical marks for the recently released James Bond Everything or Nothing, John Riccitiello, EA's president and COO, said, "And we're not done yet -- today we're announcing that we are developing GoldenEye 2 (working title), a game where players become the ultimate villain in the Bond universe."

Under development by EA LA, Goldeneye 2 will appear on multiple consoles (no specific ones were revealed, but we suspect GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox), and is due this holiday season under the EA GAMES label.

"Everything or Nothing's success continues to showcase the enormous strength of our collaborative relationship with EA and Danjaq," added Travis Rutherford, senior vice president of MGM Consumer Products and Interactive. "We look forward to continued success with this fall's release of a new chapter in the Bond saga and the creation of another blockbuster franchise in GoldenEye 2."

Expect to learn more about Goldeneye 2 around E3.

I wish they could find a way to top the multiplayer Rare offered in Perfect Dark. Greatest multiplayer experience ever.

Lord Malakite
02-28-2004, 01:38 PM
I think this is an interesting approach on the Bond games and may well be worth looking into in the future. However I wouldn't go as far as to entitle it Goldeneye 2. EA's Bond games have done a good job mimicking what Rare accomplished in their Bond title, but at the same time they all felt as though they fell a bit short of Goldeneye standards. If anything was a true successor to Goldeneye, it was as JBF stated, Rare's other first person spy shooter, Perfect Dark. The Bond license may not have been involved, but it has the same feel as Goldeneye.

JediTricks
02-29-2004, 07:56 PM
I thought that's because PD was based off the Goldeneye 007 engine.

Here's what I don't get, how would Goldeneye2 even work? Bond villains don't generally go around killing henchmen, they either try to kill our hero directly or send wave after wave of thier own henchmen to kill Bond while they are busy pulling off the evil scheme hoping some henchman will distract Bond enough for them to get away with the crime. Either way, I don't see a 007 villain - even a former 00 agent - killing hoardes of police and soldiers for an entire game.

Lord Malakite
03-01-2004, 01:35 AM
I thought that's because PD was based off the Goldeneye 007 engine.
Yes it was JT. I don't think I said anying to contradict that. :p

JediTricks
03-01-2004, 03:46 PM
You didn't contradict it, but my point was that what you said,
"If anything was a true successor to Goldeneye, it was... Rare's other first person spy shooter, Perfect Dark" is kinda cheating since it's not so much a successor as a redressing of the original. ;)

Hellboy
03-01-2004, 04:12 PM
I wish they could find a way to top the multiplayer Rare offered in Perfect Dark. Greatest multiplayer experience ever.

Well I would agree that Perfect Dark was one of the greatest multiplayer experiences ever, Halo on the X-Box surpasses it IMO. The ability to link X-Box's together and have team matches on seperate televisions really is a huge step up. I know not everyone has multiple televisions and friends with X-Box's but for those of us that do it opens up a whole new gaming experience. What I can't understand is why EA doesn't incorporate a "Link" feature on any of their Bond games. :confused: I like the new Goldeneye idea but I'll bet they won't have this feature on this title either and that is a shame since it sounds like a game thats designed to be a multiplayer experience.

BTW I'm currently playing Everything Or Nothing and must say it is the best bond title released on the current platforms so far. It actually feels like a bond movie and the challenge level has been ramped up a bit in comparison to past Bond releases like Agent Under Fire and Nightfire. It addition to the standard multiplayer the game also has a 2 player co-operative story mode that is quite fun, but again could've been even better with "link" capability. :frus:

Card Dreamer
03-27-2004, 02:05 AM
there will be NO bond game like the ORIGINAL GoldenEye....Perfect Dark was dang good too and I want that sequal!!

Hellboy
07-18-2004, 08:44 PM
Yahoo has the trailer up for the game.

http://gamesdomain.yahoo.com/feature/29996

Looks like it comes out just 8 days before the 800 pound gorilla known as Halo 2. :dead: