To celebrate the 50th anniversary of legendary super spy James Bond, Eurocom have created 007 Legends. The first-person shooter will delight fans of the franchise, as it features an overarching story that takes place throughout five classic Bond films including Moonraker, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, License to Kill, and Die Another Day.
The fifth movie has yet to be revealed, but Eurocom did announce that a sixth mission will be coming later this year based on the new Bond flick, Skyfall. At Gamescom 2012 we got to check out the newest missions from 007 Legends: License to Kill, and Die Another Day.
Each mission in 007 Legends is complete with multiple levels, your favorite state of the art spy gadgets and weapons, and iconic vehicles like the Aston Martin and classic characters. Bond himself is played by the suave Daniel Craig, and Carey Lowell and Toby Stephens are both back in their roles as Agent Pam Bouvier from License to Kill and Gustav Graves from Die Another Day.
In the License to Kill mission, Bond and Agent Pam Bouvier have to uncover an international drug operation headed by Mexican drug lord Fran Sanchez. The mission is a stealthy one, and Bond has to use his trusty gadgets, like his watch with a radar on it, to detect where enemies are hiding so he can take them out without causing a scene and inconspicuously plant bombs around a facility. For this particular mission, Bond's also equipped with a pen dart gun complete with different darts for every situation including a tranquilizer dart, an electric shock dart, and a defibrillator dart.
Die Another Day offered a completely different gameplay experience. In this portion of the demo, Bond was trying to track down and stop Gustav Graves, a diamond mogul who's trying to fund the development of an international space weapon named Icarus. Bond could use his smartphone as binoculars to plan a route, or use it as an electromagnetic device to switch cameras off to avoid detection. He also could have gone in guns blazing, as he was equipped with all sorts of weapons, grenades, and proximity mines.
While the first part of level was about tracking and killing enemies to get to Graves, the second part was an all-out race in a sleek Aston Martin along the ice while trying to dodge blasts of solar energy from the Icarus. The cinematic conclusion had us driving the car right into the back of a moving cargo plane in order to confront Graves and take him out.
Along with six full missions, 007 Legends will also feature the return of MI6 Ops Missions from GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, where you'll be able to assume the role of Bond and other characters from the franchise, including villains, in different types of single-player missions. Additionally, Legends will offer four-player split-screen and online multiplayer modes.
007 Legends will be out for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 16, 2012.