GoldenEye set for Wii revamp

Activision is readying a version of the classic James Bond game GoldenEye for Wii and DS, according to the rumour mill.

An apparent insider told Eurogamer that the title is heading for a November launch and interested gamers should keep their ears open for an announcement at E3, the site reckons.

News of the new title was outed when a survey sent by a reader to GoNintendo contained details and potential box-shots of the Wii-bound title.

"Now, after 13 years of gaming innovation, the legend is re-imagined. Developed from the ground up for the Wii, GoldenEye takes advantage of the latest technology to deliver the same intense experience with today's graphics and physics," the blurb said.

It also said that Daniel Craig takes on the role of Bond, although the Bond in the GoldenEye movie was played by Pierce Brosnan.

Eurogamer also spotted Activision registering the domain goldeneyegame.com as well as bloodstonegame.com, which is an apparent reference to James Bond: Bloodstone, which allegedly features Britain's best-known spy in a drive-em-up and run-'em-over romp.

GoldenEye was one of the more successful games on the N64 and just about the best Bond game yet made according to those in the know.

According to Spong, however, the original studio which developed the N64 game, Rare, is not involved in making the new version. Rare was bought up by Microsoft after crafting the original classic, though Nintendo evidently retains rights to the name.

And the name looks like being the only thing the Wii version will have in common with the N64 original.