At E3, Activision announced that GoldenEye 007 was indeed getting a remake for the Nintendo Wii. And while many GoldenEye fans rejoiced, quite a few changes are coming to the title that may make a handful of fans upset.
The single player is probably where the game is seeing the most changes. The previously bland folders for the mission briefing in the 64 classic is getting replaced with detailed mission briefings with a more modernized make over. The missions themselves are going to be a bit lengthier and have more cinematics then in the original title.
The missions have multiple way in which you can approach them. You can go Rambo on everything, or go for a more stealthy approach. And, of course, optional mission objectives return along with the Secret Agent and 00-Agent difficulty levels.
Bond himself has changed as well. Aside from just having a new actor, his moveset has been updated. Bond can now perform new stealthy take downs, rolls, and other more acrobatic moves. Other features you expect to find in more modern games, like regenerative health, have been added as well.
Multiplayer details after the jump.
Wut U Talkin Bout is a quick look at overlooked titles in gaming history, or a overlooked entry in a franchise.
When talking about a good game, often you hear about how responsive the controls are, how impressive the level design is, how they tightened up the graphics on level 3, etc. These games provide an excellent well polished gaming experience that usually can be enjoyed by many. Nowadays, these well polished games are a dime a dozen. But sometimes there are games that come along that have poor controls, visuals, and level design, but can be just as fun and enjoyable, or even more so, then most AAA titles out there. Blue Stinger is the first game that come to my mind when thinking about such a title.
Neversoft, current developer of recent Guitar Hero games, posting a job listing looking for a designer to work on a “new action shooter game.” Although, other then that, we have no idea what it could be.
In the past, Neversoft worked on the title GUN, which actually sold fairly well. Although Superannuation, the site who found the listing, points out they could be trying to fill Infinity Ward’s gap in the Call of Duty series. I’d much rather have them working on a new I.P. or a GUN sequel though.
I’ve always felt bad for Neversoft. For over 10 years, they have been pretty much stuck in the annual release cycle of making Tony Hawk games and Guitar Hero titles.
When you think co-op you often think the single player… but with more players. Treyarch wants to change that in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Along side the typical single player mode and competitive multiplayer modes, Treyarch wants to create a completely seprate co-op experience.
The team says that multiple co-op modes are in the works, but wouldn’t go into any details. We do know that the game will support up to 4 player co-op though.
I think we will probably see something similar to Modern Warfare 2′s Co-op missions, but from the sounds of it they will have many other modes in the work as well.
Zombies anyone? Zombies in snow. Snow zombies. Last Christmas by Wham!
After yesterday’s little survey about a possible remake of the N64 classic, Golden Eye, Eurogamer did a bit of digging. Through some inside sources, they were able to find out some more details about the development and the intended announcement of the title.
First off is that the development is being handled by two different teams. European studio Eurocom, who worked on 007 Night Fire last generation and the Wii exclusive Dead Space Extraction, and US studio N-Space, who has previously worked on Geist for the Gamecube (shameless advertising is shameless) and the Call of Duty titles for the Nintendo DS, are both splitting up duties for the title.
According to Eurocom’s sources, Activision plans on revealing the Golden Eye 2010 at this E3 and then plans on launching the game this November.
CVG asked Rare if they had any involvement with the project. Rare answered, “I can confirm that currently Rare are not working on a new Golden Eye game.” Seeing as the title is a Wii exclusive and Rare is owned by Microsoft, it is no surprise Rare is not involved.
Either way, it sounds like it could potentially be pretty cool. We will have to wait till E3 to see if the title is actually real. And if it is, if it looks up to snuff with other upcoming Wii Shooters like Conduit 2 and The Grinder.
Bear with me on this one. GoNintendo received an anonymous e-mail that a Activision survey revealed that a Golden Eye remake is in the works for the Wii.
The survey reveals that the title will have updated visusals and mechanics to modernize the classic. The survey also makes mention of 8-player online modes and 4-player local modes.
The survey also included a variety of box arts, and what looks to be a golden Classic Controller Pro and a gun shell for the title.
I would have called this one unlikely if it wasn’t for the fact that an employee over at Activision listed “Golden Eye 2010” on his resume late last year. It was also listed as a Wii exclusive.
Is some one just pulling our leg based off the listing? Or did Activision finally find a way over all the legal issues with the title? There is a chance we may find out this E3. 2010 is this year, so unless it is now Golden Eye 2011, it is bound to be announced soon whatever the project may be. Unless it was canned of course.
A Call of Duty first person shooter? Get out of town! Sledge Hammer Games, who was reportedly working on a Call of Duty game in a different genre than the first person shooter, is hiring to work on a “Call of Duty FPS” project.
It is kind of disappointing to not see the series try a new direction, but this could be because Infinity Ward has, pretty much, crumbled. Without another developer, there won’t be a Call of Duty ready for next year unless Activision has already filled all the positions at Infinity Ward already.
We will probably have to wait till next year to see if Infinity Ward will have anything for us, and to see what exactly Sledgehammer Games will have in store for us.
In the mean time, hooray Treyarch for still being fully intact.
It seems Activision may be recruiting another team to work on the Call of Duty franchise. According to one of Kotaku’s inside sources, the team has been pulled from working on new iterations of the 007 James Bond series and a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine to help power the massive franchise.
Although it may not be as big of a project as we might expect. Joystiq talked an inside source who said that the team is simply developing Black Op’s DLC map packs.
As of right now, Treyarch is currently working on Black Ops which is set for November 9th, while Sledge Hammer Games is working on a new direction for the series. Infinity Ward, despite most of their man power and talent missing, are currently pushing out a new map pack and starting development on another entry in the series.
The title itself pretty much explains it.
USA today launched some impressions of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Through it, Treyarch confirmed that the game will include four player co-op. Players will also be able to try out a new weapon — the cross bow.
A single screen shot and piece of art was released as well today. Screen shot confirms snow.You can see more snow after the jump.
Guitar Hero fans can rejoice! Guitar Hero 6 has been announced for this Fall. Following that, a new DJ Hero title will be released as well.
There isn’t much else to say, other then it is coming. Rumor has it that Rock Band 3 is trying to take music games to the next level. Whether or not that will be successful is unknown. But if it is, Guitar Hero 6 will already be behind if it sticks to the same formula.