The classic console shooter GoldenEye 007 is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox Game Pass.
The game was revealed during the Nintendo Direct for Nintendo Switch Online – the game on the N64 app that can be downloaded by subscribers who also pay for the Switch Online expansion pack. It is known whether the game will also be sold separately.
Shortly after the announcement during Nintendo Direct, Rare took to social media to announce that the remaster is also coming to Xbox Game Pass. “Includes Achievements, a 4k resolution and a smoother framerate – even in split-screen multiplayer.” It is clear in any case that the game can be played online on all platforms. There is no exact release date for the game yet.
Nintendo also announced during the announcement of GoldenEye 007 that Nintendo 64 games such as Pilotwings 64, Excitebike 64, the Pokémon Stadium games, 1080 Snowboarding and the Mario Party games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online this year and next.
There have been rumors for years about a possible re-release of the Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007. Due to different licensees, the game was never re-released on another platform. Rare, which is now part of Microsoft, developed the game, but Nintendo and MGM also own the rights. Previously, Microsoft and Rare would have tried to bring the game to Xbox, but Nintendo would have stopped that. Earlier this year, Xbox achievements of the game leaked out.
GoldenEye 007 appeared on the Nintendo 64 in 1997 and is based on the James Bond film GoldenEye. The game was known for realistic shooting action for the time. In addition to a campaign, the game also featured a four-player local multiplayer mode, which was in great demand.