GoldenEye 007 remake will release on Xbox and Switch 25 years later but won't be how you remember it

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GoldenEye 007 remake will release on Xbox and Switch 25 years later but won't be how you remember it

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Gamers and James Bond fans will be able to enjoy a bit of nostalgia this week as a remake of GoldenEye 007 is set to drop on both Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Hollywood might still be on the hunt for its new James Bond, but in the gaming world it could be you, me or anyone else with access to the game and a compatible console.

GoldenEye 007, based on the 1995 James Bond film, was first released on Nintendo 64 in 1997. It might feel like five minutes ago, but obviously technology has developed a lot since then.

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More than two decades later, fans of the game and of the James Bond franchise will be able to take on the role of the spy once again thanks to the two new versions, which will arrive on Friday (27 January) on Switch and Xbob.

This isn't the first attempt to reboot the game, with Activision releasing its own version in 2010, but this year's iterations are set to be much closer to the original version of the game released in the 90s.

With Switch being another Nintendo product, that version of GoldenEye 007 is set to be almost exactly the same as the original, though it won't be quite as you remember it as thankfully its resolution will be much more user-friendly than it was back in the earlier days of the tech.

Improved look aside, the game is sure to transport users back to simpler days - though there is a catch for those playing on Nintendo, as the Switch version will only be available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription service, which is £34.99 a year.

The game is sure to transport players back in time. Credit: Nintendo UK
The game is sure to transport players back in time. Credit: Nintendo UK

If you're really keen to give it a go, and haven't previously subscribed, you could have a go at playing via the seven day free trial. Doing so will allow you to try out one other new feature of the game - an online multiplayer.

Xbox customers will also get to enjoy a better gaming experience thanks to a smoother frame rate, 4K resolution graphics and a variety of modernised control options.

However, Xbox users won't be able to enjoy online multiplayer feature, meaning they'll just have to set out on their own to complete Bond's missions - an arguably more authentic experience, if you ask me.

Using the Xbox Game Pass, Xbox users will be able to download GoldenEye 007 for no additional cost when it drops on Friday. There's your weekend sorted.

Topics: Film & TV, James Bond, Gaming, Technology

Emily Brown
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