Activision celebrates 50 years of Bond with ’007: Legends’
Game to feature “missions” from six classic Bond movies.
Activision has the license to ki-…err, to the James Bond franchise and they are exercising the right like it’s no one’s business (except theirs, of course). After the semi-success of the GoldenEye 007: Reloaded reboot, the publisher is back with ’007: Legends’, an action-adventure that features “missions” from six classic Bond movies, concluding with this year’s Skyfall.
Bond will have at his disposal an array of state-of-the-art gadgetery, sleek vehicles, his signature Walther PPK handgun, and notorious villains to use them against. Also, gorgeous woman.
“To honor 50 years of the world’s top secret agent, 007 Legends offers a collection of his most famed moments in the smartest and most treacherous Bond game yet,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President at Activision Publishing, Inc.
“Creating a video game storyline that ties together six popular, yet very different, Bond movie narratives can be challenging, but together with EON Productions, our developer Eurocom, has pulled it off to create an homage that we think will be a unique and highly entertaining Bond video game.”
007: Legends will also have the “fan-favorite single-player Mi6 Ops Missions, which debuted in GoldenEye 007: Reloaded and challenges players to complete extra missions ranging from all-out action to stealth and gadget-based gameplay and compete for the highest online leader board scores.” Players will be able to participate as either Bond’s friends or foe, “reliving the missions through their eyes, as well as 007′s.”
The multiplayer includes 4-player LAN split-screen game modes, and online modes with maps, weapons and characters “derived from Bond’s 50 year legacy”.
007: Legends is being developed by Eurocom, and will release this fall for the PS3 and Xbox 360.