GoldenEye 007, a 90s classic, returns to Xbox and Nintendo

The video game returns on January 27 to Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Those who grew up in the 90s with a Nintendo 64 near surely they played Golden Eye 007 and their split screen games with friends. Now, as adults, they will be able to remember that time with the return of this classic to nintendoswitch Y Xbox Series X|S.

rarethe study in charge of its development, confirmed that the game will be relaunched on January 27 of this year with various improvements and graphic changes to adapt to the next generation consoles.

A return that fans had been waiting for 13 years, after a remaster was released for Wii and a lot of speculation about a possible remake, which would take the title to other consoles, modifying many sections.

GoldenEye 007, back

The first-person shooter will be available at no additional cost from the day it is relaunched on GamePass and in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. So subscribers of both services will have the option to download it without paying more.

In addition, players who own a digital copy of Rare Replay, the collection of 30 Rare games, you can download and enjoy the game for free.

For now it has not been announced if there will be a release for digital stores, so these are the only ways to get it.

The video game returns on January 27 to Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
The video game returns on January 27 to Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

New version changes

His return involves many modifications, especially in terms of performance. Being a game from the 90s, it needs to adapt to current screens and ways of playing.

In the case of consoles Xbox You’ll get alternate control options, a smoother frame rate, unlockable achievements, and native 16:9 resolution up to 4K Ultra HD, on displays where supported.

While in the case of nintendoswitch The advantage will be that it will have exclusive online multiplayer, as well as campaign modes and local multiplayer for four users, which will also be in the X and S series.

The importance of GoldenEye 007

This video game, exclusive to Nintendo 64, was the shooter that revolutionized first-person shooters for various reasons.

In addition, taking advantage of the popularity of James Bond and his films, he consolidated the way of moving that gamers know today in this type of game, in which the scope or weapon was moved with the stick and the character was moved with the crosshead. .

The video game returns on January 27 to Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
The video game returns on January 27 to Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

This novelty had already been implemented in other games, but Golden Eye 007 he massified it and took advantage of the analog lever of the Nintendo 64 to have a more fluid mobility on the screen.

The other point for which it became a classic was due to its split-screen game mode, which allowed up to four players at a time and that revolutionized game rooms. Laying the foundations for what would later come to make sagas like Halo, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor and else.

Its success led it to be the second best-selling game on the N64 with 9,990,000 copies sold, second only to Super Mario 64 which sold more than 11 million.

Then in 2010 a remaster was released with several changes to the plot, including the actor playing James Bond, who at the time was Daniel Craig. A year later a version for other consoles was distributed, called GoldenEye 007: Reloadedarriving to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.