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GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Electronic Arts

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'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Sneaks into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 22, 2004 @ 11:55 a.m. PST

As an aspiring 00 agent dismissed from MI6 for reckless brutality, the player is hired as an enforcer by Auric Goldfinger, the wealthy super-villain with a lust for all things gold. Goldfinger is locked in a ruthless war against his archenemy, the brilliant scientist Dr. No. The prize is control of the world's greatest criminal organization. A brutal encounter with Dr. No costs the player an eye, but Goldfinger's technicians replace it with a gold-hued, synthetic eye, earning the player the name 'GoldenEye'. Players have the ability to customize and upgrade their villain persona and wreak havoc as they make their unrelenting rise through the ranks.

Going where no previous Bond game has dared tread, this first-person shooter gives players the chance to explore the dark side of the Bond universe and experience life as a ruthless, unpredictable villain. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is available on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and the Nintendo GameCube under the EA GAMES brand.

"By allowing fans to step into the shoes of the 'bad guys', GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is the most exciting, cutting-edge episode of the Bond video game series to date," said Patrick Gilmore, Executive Producer at EA Los Angeles.

The focus of this action-packed game shifts from that of 007 himself to the corrupt underworld and its criminal masterminds. Players wreak havoc as they make their unrelenting rise through the ranks of villainy. On globe-spanning missions of vengeance and demolition, players encounter such legendary villains and Bond girls as Xenia Onatopp, Dr. No, Goldfinger, Oddjob, Scaramanga, and Pussy Galore.

Players can exploit over 100 different weapon combinations through the dual-wield gunplay system, or go head-to-head, melee-style, by taking enemies hostage or knocking them out with one punch. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent fully integrates single-player, multiplayer split screen, and online gameplay for the PlayStation 2 console and Xbox. Featured game modes include story-based campaign missions spanning 20 gripping single-player levels and more than 20 intense multiplayer arenas where players can engage in deathmatch-style showdowns and objective-based team vs. team scenarios.

With the most authentic take on the Bond universe in a video game to date, players can travel to famous film locations such as the top of the Golden Gate Bridge from A View To A Kill, the Pyramids from The Spy Who Loved Me, and the Volcano Lair from You Only Live Twice. GoldenEye: Rogue Agent's star-studded lineup includes Christopher Lee, who is reprising his role as the villainous Francisco Scaramanga from The Man With The Golden Gun and Judi Dench, who returns as M and has appeared in four Bond films to date. World-renowned DJ and artist Paul Oakenfold composed an original score and created the game's overarching musical personality with hard-driving, rhythmic beats hand-crafted for every mission. Rounding out the talent behind the game is Academy Award®-winning Production Designer Sir Ken Adam (James Bond series), Costume Designer Kym Barrett (The Matrix trilogy), and Character Designer Rene Morel (Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within).

Officially licensed by MGM Interactive, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent was developed at EA's Los Angeles studio. The game is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and has a US MSRP of $49.99. For more information, please visit the game's official site at www.goldeneye.ea.com.


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