Years in the making, Nintendo has announced that publisher Rare is about to release GoldenEye 007 on the Switch. One of the most revered games of all time, the former Nintendo 64 game will be coming to Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack members with online play.
And that’s definitely not all because it will be coming to Xbox too… and the value-packed Xbox Games Pass no less.
We don’t yet have a release date for either version.
Rare says the game has also been “faithfully recreated for Xbox consoles. Includes achievements, 4K resolution and a smoother framerate – even in split-screen local multiplayer”
25 years after its original release, experience GoldenEye 007 faithfully recreated for Xbox consoles. Includes achievements, 4K resolution and a smoother framerate – even in split-screen local multiplayer! Coming soon to @XboxGamePass. pic.twitter.com/kpBlJKqFR9
— Rare Ltd. (@RareLtd) September 13, 2022
This has been many years in the making. Perfect Dark was a year 2000 near-GoldenEye successor from the same developer. An HD version was rumored for the Xbox 360 over a decade ago but rights issues left it dead in the water. Fans later made their own version which was harpooned by lawyers. Then there was a code leak of the HD version, downloaded hundreds of millions of times.
And then, earlier this year GoldenEye 007 achievements were spotted, suggesting the remaster was finally on its way.
Of course, the Xbox and Nintendo announcements leave someone out – nothing has been announced about the game coming to PlayStation.
This year also marks 60 years since the first James Bond film, Dr. No in 1962.