Where there's a new James Bond film, there's a new James Bond film tie-in game. That's why today's announcement of a brand new Bond game from Activision called 007: Legends comes as little surprise.
007: Legends is being developed by Eurocom — makers of the fantastic 2010 Goldeneye 007 remake and 2011's Xbox 360 and PS3 port, Reloaded — for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game will launch this fall, no doubt to line up with the release of Skyfall.
Now here's the interesting part — 007: Legends will let players relive the "most iconic moments" from six classic Bond films, culminating with Skyfall. That's right, Eurocom plans to tie six unrelated Bond films together with one collective through line. God speed, gentlemen.
In addition to the main story mode, Legends will see the return of the "fan-favorite" Mi6 Ops Missions, made famous in Goldeneye 007: Reloaded. You'll even be able to play as the villains this time around. Legends will also come packed with local four-player split-screen multiplayer and online play with maps, weapons and characters cherry picked from Bond's 50-year legacy.
"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."
Unfortunately, the press release announcing the title doesn't mention what type of game 007: Legends is. Third-person shooter? First-person shooter? Martini-drinking simulator? We're in the dark here, folks. Hopefully we learn some more concrete details in the months to come leading up to the game's release.