Sunday, September 28, 2008

James Bond: GoldenEye 007 (N64) - All Bonds

Who did not play GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64? Sadly, not all features made it into the final game. As many know, there was an "All Bonds" option for the multiplayer part of the Rare classic. During multiplayer sessions one could choose between Pierce Brosan, Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton and Roger Moore.

But why was this feature removed? It is as simple as this: Not all the actors agreed to appear in the game. As a compensation Rare got the permission to add four villains from James Bond movies: May Day, Jaws, Oddjob and Baron Samedi.

Another mystery solved.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Unannounced NST project (Wii)

In January 2007 NST (Nintendo Software Technology Corporation) started development on a new game after Project H.A.M.M.E.R. was cancelled. Besides gameplay, the art design is the main difference between those two titles.

Expect the title to be revealed in 2009.

These screenshots might not represent the game in its current form.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Halo MMO (Prototype)

In 2005 Ensemble Studios completed Age of Empires III. Following that, several game prototypes (another one was 'Wrench') were developed. One of them was a Halo inspired MMO; cancelled after around two years in June 2007.

More here.

Edit: Gamasutra published an interesting overview.