Load up your silenced PP7s and prime those remote mines:is coming to , adding online multiplayer for the first time, the company revealed in . The James Bond-themed first-person shooter will join the Switch's selection of Nintendo 64 classics "soon," the company said.
It'll also come to this version will include "achievements, 4K resolution and a smoother framerate." It's unclear if the Switch version's visuals will be upgraded (Nintendo's console doesn't support 4K; we asked Nintendo, Rare and Microsoft to clarify) or remain closer to the N64 original, but the Switch and Xbox versions will come out on the same day.for Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S, and developer Rare noted that
In an apparent trade-off, online multiplayer will be exclusive to the Switch version, the official 007 website noted. The Xbox version will also be available for free to people who own a digital copy of , the 30-game compilation of classics that came out in 2015.
GoldenEye 007 hit the N64 in 1997, as a licensed tie-in to third bestselling title, with 8.09 million units sold. It was only topped by Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64, which sold 11.91 million and 9.87 million copies, respectively.that introduced actor Pierce Brosnan as the legendary British agent. The game won critical acclaim for its fun single-player campaign and epic split-screen competitive multiplayer and became the N64's
Rare also developed GoldenEye followup Perfect Dark for N64 in 2000, before Microsoft acquired the company in 2002.
Fans have been expecting a remaster for Microsoft's have leaked multiple times. It was reportedly planned for release on Xbox 360 in the late 2010s, and an apparent extended gameplay video appeared in 2016. At the time, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said the game's licensing rights complicated efforts to get it on the console. The versions revealed on Tuesday don't appear to be the remasters; the Switch release seems to visually identical to the N64 one, while the Xbox release looks like an upscaled edition of the original.to be revealed for months, since achievements for this remaster
"Great to see that GE007 is being made available again. I hope this means that a new generation will get to experience and enjoy the game," David Doak, a developer whose face was famously used for in-game Bond ally Dr. Doak, tweeted after the announcement. "It was an absolute privilege to be part of the talented team that created it 25 years ago."
He also tweeted a recent shot of him dressed like his in-game counterpart, and joked that players shouldn't "come crying" to him if they have trouble unlocking the infamous Invincibility cheat. That's one of the game's most difficult challenges -- you have to beat Facility in under 2 minutes and 5 seconds to get it.
This year marks the-- with latest film now available to stream on -- but the series is in a state of flux as fans await the announcement of . Hitman developer IO Interactive is also .
Nintendo is also adding Pilotwings 64, Mario Party 1,2 and 3, Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2, 1080 Snowboarding and Excitebike 64 to the Nintendo Switch Online N64 library this year and next,.