Yesterday, rumors were running amok concerning a possible Bond comeback that would include an HD remake of the Wii version released last year. Today, those rumors have been confirmed with an Activision press release. GoldenEye 007: Reloaded will indeed be available to 360 and PS3 FPS fans this fall. What we didn’t know yesterday, is that the game will be compatible with the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter peripheral, a component that perhaps has not yet caught on in the way Sony hope it would. Rob Dyer, Senior Vice President of SCEA, believes that players using the Sharp Shooter peripheral will be given an experience they won’t be able to find anywhere else:
“Promising to be one of the most immersive and interactive Bond games to date, this is an outstanding opportunity for PlayStation fans to experience one of the most iconic and action-packed shooters in an all new way with PlayStation Move and the Sharp Shooter peripheral. By bringing together GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, and PlayStation Move’s Sharp Shooter, we are continuing to expand the new world of motion-based entertainment appealing for hardcore fans and only possible on PlayStation.”
Activision has stated that GoldenEye 007: Reloaded will feature “HD visuals and realistic environments running at 60-frames per second.” Additional to the story campaign, the game will introduce brand new “Mi6 Ops Missions” which are distinct levels separate from the campaign that span the varied environments from the story and challenge players to complete different Assault, Elimination, Stealth and Defence objectives. Mostly what fans will be happy to hear though, is that GoldenEye 007: Reloaded will feature 16-player online matches for the first time in the Bond series – something the Wii predecessor certainly lacked.
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded will arrive in stores this fall for the Xbox360 and PS3.