Fans of the iconic first-person shooter game, GoldenEye 007 are in for a treat as the beloved Nintendo 64 game is making its way to the Switch Online’s Expansion Pack this week. Nintendo announced back in September that the game would be coming to the service, and now that day is almost here. Starting January 27th, players can play the game on their Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles.
New Additions to the Switch Online Version
We rarely see licensed games arrive on Nintendo’s subscription service, but GoldenEye 007 is one that many fans eagerly await to replay or even play for the first time. The game, developed by Rare, was originally released on the N64 in 1997 and received critical acclaim for its innovative gameplay and immersive story. However, it remains to be seen how well the classic game will hold up almost 26 years later. Fans hope Rare has improved the original game’s janky controls and awful framerate.
The Switch Online version of GoldenEye 007 will come with some new additions, including a widescreen mode and online multiplayer. This means that players will no longer have to cram around the same TV to take on their friends in a “slappers only” deathmatch. These new features will give players more freedom and flexibility to enjoy the game’s classic multiplayer mode, a staple of the original release.
Reimagined Version for Xbox Consoles
In addition to the Switch Online version, Rare is bringing a “recreated” version of GoldenEye 007 to Xbox consoles on January 27th. This version will feature dual analogue stick support, 4K resolution, and a consistent refresh rate. However, there’s no online multiplayer on the Xbox version, though there’s still four-player split-screen support. The game will be available through Xbox Game Pass, and owners of the Rare Replay collection can download GoldenEye 007 to their Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.
The Xbox version of GoldenEye 007 will offer players a visually updated experience with improved graphics, making the game more immersive and enjoyable. The dual analogue stick support will also provide a more natural and responsive control scheme, which significantly improves over the original game’s N64 controller.
Overall, GoldenEye 007’s arrival on Switch Online and Xbox Game Pass is a welcome treat for fans of the classic first-person shooter game. With new additions and improved graphics, players can look forward to immersing themselves in the iconic world of James Bond once again.
The game’s multiplayer mode, a highlight of the original release, will now be more accessible and enjoyable than ever. The game’s arrival on both Switch and Xbox consoles will allow fans to relive the GoldenEye 007 experience no matter which platform they prefer.