Electronic Arts announced the release of the latest videogame in the JAMES BOND series, GOLDENEYE: ROGUE AGENT. This first-person shooter gives players the chance to explore the dark side of the Bond universe and experience life as a ruthless, unpredictable villain. The game is available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube.
"By allowing fans to step into the shoes of the bad guys, GOLDENEYE: ROGUE AGENT is the most exciting, cutting-edge episode of the Bond videogame series to date," said Patrick Gilmore, exec producer at EA Los Angeles.
In the game, players make their rise through the ranks of villainy on globe-spanning missions of vengeance and demolition. Players encounter such legendary villains and Bond girls as Xenia Onatopp, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Oddjob, Scaramanga and Pussy Galore.
Players can exploit more than 100 different weapon combinations through the dual-wield gunplay system, or go head-to-head, melee-style, by taking enemies hostage or knocking them out with one punch. GOLDENEYE: ROGUE AGENT fully integrates single-player, multiplayer split screen, and online gameplay for the PlayStation 2 console and Xbox. Featured game modes include story-based campaign missions spanning 20 single-player levels and more than 20 multiplayer arenas where players can engage in deathmatch-style showdowns and objective-based team vs. team scenarios.
Players can also travel to famous film locations such as the top of the Golden Gate Bridge from A VIEW TO A KILL, the Pyramids from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and the Volcano Lair from YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. The games star-studded lineup includes Christopher Lee, who is reprising his role as the villainous Francisco Scaramanga from THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN and Judi Dench, who returns as M and has appeared in four Bond films to date. World-renowned DJ and artist Paul Oakenfold composed an original score and created the game's overarching musical personality with hard-driving, rhythmic beats hand-crafted for every mission. Rounding out the talent behind the game is Academy Award-winning production designer Sir Ken Adam (JAMES BOND series), costume designer Kym Barrett (THE MATRIX trilogy) and character designer Rene Morel (FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN).
Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, GOLDENEYE: ROGUE AGENT was developed at EA's Los Angeles studio. The game is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and price at $49.99. For more information, visit the game's official site at www.goldeneye.ea.com.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, EA posted revenues of $2.96 billion for fiscal 2004. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.
MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., manages business development and production of interactive products for a variety of multimedia platforms, as well as talent and developer relationships. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.