If you were a kid in the 90s, you would undoubtedly have fond memories of playing Nintendo 64. It was a ritual; a rite of passage as you navigated your early years of childhood/adolescence. But among the plethora of titles you would have played, and all the hours spent in the comfort of your bedroom, one game stands out among the rest for its sheer level of cool, unpredictability and difficulty. We’re, of course, talking about GoldenEye 007, and guess what? It’s making an official comeback.
Your mission – sit back and listen to the music from the Q Watch in #Nintendo64’s GoldenEye 007, coming 1/27 on #NintendoSwitch for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members. 🎶 pic.twitter.com/8nSobxuR6b
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 25, 2023
After almost three decades later, and many years of rumours, speculation, uncertainty and licensing issues – fans of the Bond game have been waiting for a re-release since as early as 2008, when the game was rumoured to be remastered and re-released in HD for the Xbox 360 – GoldenEye 007 will make its long-awaited return this January 27, coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox in a remastered version.
Those with an Xbox console will enjoy GoldenEye 007‘s classic campaign mode as well as the game’s full roster of cheat code-influenced modes. Modern updates to the game include support for dual analog sticks, smoother frame rates, 4K resolution and local split-screen multiplayer. Those with Rare Replay will be able to access GoldenEye 007 for free as part of a compilation of classic games from the development company. It’ll also be available as part of Xbox Game Pass. For Nintendo Switch owners, you’ll have to purchase Nintendo’s pay-to-play “Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack” to play GoldenEye 007, but the bonus is you’ll also get to play a host of other Nintendo 64 titles which were added back in 2021.
For those that didn’t get to play GoldenEye 007 growing up (did you have a childhood?!), the game, which takes inspiration from the 1995 spy film, is a classic first-person shooter game. It debuted on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, and was very quick to establish a large fan base. Today, it’s widely regarded as one of the most influential and evolutionary FPS games ever created – and now, you can relive all its glory from the comfort of your home when it’s re-released on January 27.