The remake of the Nintendo 64 classic GoldenEye 007 was written by Bruce Feirstein. He cowrote the original 1995 film GoldenEye, and cowrote the original 007 adventure third person shooter James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing.
This isn't the first game that had Daniel Craig play himself as James Bond. The first one was 007: Quantum of Solace, in 2008. The last game with his voice acting was 007: Blood Stone, coincidentally released the same day as the remake of GoldenEye 007.
Despite the fact they are available for play in multiplayer, these classic James Bond villains didn't appear in the film GoldenEye or in the game's story. The iconic villain Oddjob appeared in the film Goldfinger. Jaws appeared in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Blofeld appeared in several films, such as On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Scaramanga appeared in The Man With The Golden Gun. Dr. No appeared in Dr. No. Baron Samedi appeared in Live and Let Die. And lastly, Rosa Klebb and Red Grant appeared in From Russia With Love.
Many elements of the original Nintendo 64 video game were brought into the game's multiplayer. Classic game modes like the usual Deathmatch, and more unique modes like "Golden Gun" and "You Only Live Twice" were put into the game's split screen modes. A few maps like Facility and Archives were reimagined for the multiplayer. Modifiers like the ability to chose to have a radar and Paintball Mode were also brought back. Lastly, villains like Oddjob, Jaws, and Baron Samedi are back as playable characters in multiplayer.
Despite being developed exclusively for the Nintendo Wii, the game would later be remastered for the PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360, renamed GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, with enhanced graphics, and newer features.
Alec Trevelyan: For England, James?
M (after a team based online game is won): Congratulations. Another win for Her Majesty's Secret Service.
M (after a team based online game is lost): I'm not impressed. That was a bloody awful showing.
Alec Trevelyan: Nobody ever died being too careful.
Valentin Zukovsky: *strokes scar on cheek*
Alec Trevelyan: How's your Russian these days?
M (after a team based online game is lost): I've seen schoolchildren exhibit a more professional defense.
M: Fight with your hearts! Show them some back bone. Never give in. Never surrender.
Valentin Zukovsky: Excellent! Victory is ours!
General Ourumov (after a Hero is killed): He called himself a Hero. *pfft* Pathetic!
General Ourumov (after a team based online game is won): Well done men.
Alec Trevelyan (in Heroes mode while reloading): Cover me! I'm reloading!
Trevelyan: Last one out buys the first round.
Connection to Other Media
Many of the game's multiplayer modes are named after James Bond films. Golden Gun was named and based after the film The Man With The Golden Gun (1974). You Only Live Twice was based on the 1967 film of the same name. Online modes License to Kill and Team License to Kill were both named after the film License to Kill (1989), and online mode GoldenEye is named after the 1995 film.
The online multiplayer accolade "I Expect You To Die!" is a reference to the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, to a scene in which 007 was scraped to a table by Goldfinger with a laser about to cut him in half, with 007 asking: "Do you expect me to talk?". Goldfinger then replied: "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!"
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