have seen the movie, perhaps many times over, but you
have never gotten to relive the movie in a totally interactive
way. Now is your chance to do so. In EA's new Bond game,
you take the role of Sean Connery (truly, the Bond in
this game is a 3-d rendering of Sir. Connery himself)
and become the greatest Bond of all time.
In this installment, the game will run on only one
game engine, unlike the Bond Game "Everything
or Nothing" which ran on two engines, one for
shooting, and one for driving. This should make the
transition between driving missions and other missions
easier and perhaps make the game more enjoyable overall.
With one engine running the whole game, you wont have
to get used to little tweaks for multiple stages,
allowing the creators to up the difficulty, adding
to the overall experience in From Russia With Love.
In screens I have seen, Bond can be seen fighting
on the Oriental Express, a gypsy fight, and be involved
in a high-speed boat chase. Whether these will be
playable or a movie sequence is unknown, but it is
comforting to know that our favorite parts of the
movie will be in there.
with the era the movie is set, the vehicles and guns
in From Russia With Love will all be from the 50's
and 60's. This means the cars wont be quite as fast,
and the guns wont be as powerful as the ones found
in the other Bond games. This also means the gadgets
wont be as sexy as we have become accustomed to, as
they will be bulkier and less smooth. Even though
the small gadgets will be missed, these ones will
have the potential to be even cooler than those, because
they will make you use you ingenuity more than you
would have previously.
The guards in this installment will be much smarter
than any other Bond game you are playing right now.
Instead of having five guards come at you head on,
they might split up and flank you, or they may call
for backup and try to overwhelm you. Another notable
improvement is the fact that there are now more than
just one set of goons to fight. Now you may face up
to 10 different looking bad guys at any given moment.
Keeping with Bond tradition, you can decide o sneak
your way through every single level or you can gun
your way out into the open and look for a challenge
from every guard. How you take the level will not
affect the story, but it will affect how cool you
look to your friends. You can be the suave Bond who
walks into a room and kills every guard with 4 shots,
the Solid Snake and sneak past them all, or you can
walk in all Rambo-like and blast them all away with
everything you have.
final fight in the movie between James Bond and the
villain, Klebb was all centered around Bond defeating
an enemy with a switchblade boot. This wouldn't make
a very good final fight in a Bond game, so we can
expect more to go along with it. Perhaps Klebb will
pull out a golden gun and then launch a spacecraft
to fight Bond on mars with, but I highly doubt it,
it will probably be more along the lines of Klebb
will "get a gun".
Since the movie is so old, many of the actors are
either retired or have passed away. This creates a
problem for EA, because voice actors are one element
that makes fans think, "This is just like the
movie". EA is going to use the voice actors that
are available, but for the holes they will hire new
talent for the job. Hopefully they wont make a major
mistake in picking this "new talent" You
can certainly expect Sir. Sean along for the ride
though; he has went on record saying this is his last
While Bond is always the smooth walker, and the smooth
talker, we can only speculate how smooth this game
will be. Being the greatest Bond of all-time is a
safe bet for EA, but unless they do it right, this
game could flop. We can only hope that Bond will come
out of the fog of war just as smooth as he ever has
been. On November 1, we will find out how this Bond
has aged over the years.
your own Bond, based on Sean Connery, in a retro,
1960s Cold War era setting.
breathing, vibrant, living 1960's-styled world including
classic cars, architecture, fashion, and exotic
edge Hollywood production.
Innovative gameplay, wider variety, non-linear missions,
introduction of new focus/zoom function.
and social multiplayer experience
elements: Invest in your character by equipping,
action, driving, jetpack and stealth missions.
features movie-based missions as well as original,
integrated vehicles, over a dozen weapons, and classic
gadgetry with modern mechanics.
Arts today announced the latest installment in the
widely successful James Bond videogame franchise,
From Russia With Love, starring Academy Award-winner,
Sir Sean Connery. The highly anticipated game is scheduled
to ship this fall on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment
system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft,
and the Nintendo GameCube under the EA GAMES brand.
Russia With Love, the game, will be based on the classic
Bond film but will also feature some new plot twists,
gadgets and characters. Sir Sean Connery, appearing
in his first-ever videogame, lent his voice and likeness
to the project.
an artist, I see this as another way to explore the
creative process, said Connery. Video
games are an extremely popular form of entertainment
today, and I am looking to seeing how it all fits
licensed by MGM Interactive, From Russia With Love
is being developed by EAs Redwood Shores, Calif.
studio. This game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.