‘Oh my god, James Bond’s going to die, HE’S GOING TO DIE!’
Prepare your Walther PPKs, Golden Guns, and Oddjob Chops, as Nintendo and Microsoft have announced that one of the most beloved and nostalgically held games of all time, GoldenEye 007 will be making its grand return via the Nintendo Switch Online and Xbox Game Pass services as soon as January 27. That’s this Friday!
The classic first-person shooter, developed by Rare and launched for the Nintendo 64 in 1997, is an adaptation of the 1995 film, which saw Pierce Brosnan don the shoulder holster as James Bond 007 for the very first time. While the game’s single-player campaign holds incredible memories for players of a certain age, it is GoldenEye 007‘s multiplayer mode that is best remembered for delivering hours upon hours of amazing multiplayer battles between friends.
Play as Bond. James Bond.#Nintendo64’s GoldenEye 007 is coming to #NintendoSwitch for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members on 1/27, now with online play!https://t.co/xJ2cjzey4D pic.twitter.com/pUkNPLi1UJ
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 25, 2023
The Nintendo Switch Online edition of GoldenEye 007 will indeed feature both the single-player and multiplayer modes in their entirety, bolstered by online play for the first time (officially) in the game’s history. Unfortunately, the Xbox Game Pass edition will not feature online play, so you’ll have to dial up the crew and get them ’round for some old-school, remote-mine-flinging action.
The new release will be available to all Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack and Xbox Game Pass subscribers and will hopefully provide as much joy today as it did 25 years ago — with all of its wonky animations, square heads, and not-at-all-annoying-Natalya-constantly-running-into-your-line-of-fire.
For England, James?
GoldenEye 007 launches January 27 on Nintendo Switch and Xbox Game Pass.