Prepare your Walter PPK and your explosive pen, the cult Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007 returns this Friday, January 27, 2023 on Nintendo Switch and Xbox.
Released in 1997 on Nintendo 64, GoldenEye 007 has become over the years a cult game and a mainstay of FPS or first-person shooters. Since then, the question of a possible return has arisen on many occasions. The Rare title was due to return to Xbox 360 in 2008, but rights and licensing issues delayed the deadline.
There has been a remake of the game launched in 2010 by Activision, but the title was far from competing with its illustrious predecessor. Finally, we had to wait until September 2022 to learn the good news: GoldenEye 007 will make its big comeback on Nintendo Switch and Xbox.
GoldenEye 007 finally returns to Nintendo Switch and Xbox
It now remained to know when and how. It’s done. Indeed, the Rare game will be available on the Switch, on Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One from this Friday, January 27, 2023. On Microsoft machines, the game will be accessible via the Xbox Game Pass and will benefit from a facelift welcome.
In fact, it is a remastered version, which notably offers new control options (support for both analog sticks), a 16:9 display in 4K definition on compatible consoles (Xbox One X, Xbox Series), without forgetting all the cheat codes and a list of trophies.
Of course, it will be possible to connect four controllers to compete in joy and joy in separate screen, like in the old days. Importantly, if you own a digital copy of Rare Replay (a compilation of 30 cult games from the studio launched on the occasion of its 30th anniversary), you can get GoldenEye 007 for free.
Online multiplayer only on Switch
On the other hand, it will be necessary to do without online multiplayer mode. And yes, this feature is exclusive to the Switch version of the title. In return, the hybrid console is content to offer the original version of the game. In fact, you will not find the improvements mentioned above.
In addition, note that GoldenEye 007 will be available only via Nintendo Switch Online and the Additional Pack, which allows you to enjoy a catalog of classics from the N64 and the Mega Drive.