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GoldenEye 007 comes to Nintendo Switch and Xbox Game Pass this Friday

Iconic shooter GoldenEye 007 has been given a January 27 release date as both announced today Nintendo and microsoft. Nintendo Switch Online and Expansion Pass subscribers and Xbox players who own a digital copy of Rare Replay He will be able to download and enjoy the game for free. Online multiplayer has been confirmed for both versions as well.

Released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, GoldenEye 007 took cues from FPS favorites of its day. Like Wolfenstein and Doom, you’ll only take on armies of bad guys with an arsenal of weapons at your disposal. With an objective-based stealth shooter, you can follow the story of GoldenEye as it was adapted for home game consoles. Whether it’s timing explosives with your watch or shooting enemies at once with the Golden Gun, you can do almost everything Bond does in the movies, except order a martini for yourself.


Related: The GoldenEye Remaster was originally slated for 2015

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In addition to the single story mode, you can take on friends in local or online multiplayer encounters. Up to four players can play in one of the most anticipated N64 titles to be re-released to modern consoles to date. Xbox version updates will include alternate control options, unlockable achievements, and native 16:9 resolution up to 4K Ultra HD (when supported). There’s been no word yet on whether there will be any Nintendo rewards for playing.

The game is an adaptation of the 1995 James Bond movie, a blockbuster movie that sends an MI6 spy to Russia to prevent the use of a satellite weapon. Actor Pierce Brosnan would reprise the role in the films Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, and Die Another Day, before Daniel Craig took over with Casino Royale in 2006. While several sequels and related video games were released on the two Half a decade after GoldenEye 007, none of the games have held up to the original’s popularity by comparison.

GoldenEye 007 will be available via Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass (on the N64) as well as Xbox GamePass this coming Friday, January 27th.

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