RUMOR: GoldenEye 007 May Be on Its Way to Xbox

Before Halo existed, the Nintendo 64 was considered the king of console first person shooters for most, giving players experiences like GoldenEye 007, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Doom 64, and Perfect Dark. Since then, Joanna Dark has seen a remake and a prequel on Xbox 360 along with a proper reimagining coming to Xbox Series consoles in the near future from The Initiative and Crystal Dynamic’s collaborative effort simply titled Perfect Dark. Bond has also seen plenty of action in the gaming space, including a Daniel Craig version of the N64 classic, a few first person shooters from Activision, car combat based titles, and a massive game on the horizon from Hitman developer IO Interactive.

Now, it seems Bond’s Nintendo 64 outing is coming back in a big way on the Xbox if some leaks are to be believed. In a recent find from True Achievements, the title’s achievements have been unlocked by several employees from Rare. Some thought that this was a revival of the XBLA version being developed during the Xbox 360 generation, but the achievements and their art are different than that list. There are 55 achievements worth a total of 1,000 Gamerscore, with one hidden achievement.

You can see the entire list below:

Back Again, Part TwoComplete Bunker 2 on any difficulty.20
Back Again, Part OneComplete Surface 2 on any difficulty.20
Calm SeasComplete Frigate on any difficulty.20
Old-School Rockets!Complete Silo on any difficulty.20
Shootin’ Cameras!Complete Bunker 1 on any difficulty.20
Dual-wielding!Complete Surface 1 on any difficulty.20
Fly Away!Complete Runway on any difficulty.20
Chest-Pounding GoodnessUnlock DK Mode by completing Runway on Agent in 5:00 or less.10
Now try gunning for 2:05…Complete Facility on any difficulty.20
RUN!Complete Dam on any difficulty.20
So, So Lost…Complete Statue Park on any difficulty.20
Interrogate This!Complete Archives on any difficulty.20
TANK!Complete Streets on any difficulty.20
Brief RespiteComplete Depot on any difficulty.20
How Long is this Train?!Complete Train on any difficulty.20
Atmosphere, 90s Style!Complete Jungle on any difficulty.20
Hello, Mr. Bond!Complete Control on any difficulty.20
I Know It’s Here Somewhere…Complete Caverns on any difficulty.20
Blockbuster Boss Fight!Complete Cradle on any difficulty.20
That Music, Though…Complete Aztec on any difficulty.30
Samedi Fight Fever!Complete Egyptian on any difficulty.30
Welcome Back, 007Complete the GoldenEye story on Agent difficulty.40
Loyal to the MissionComplete the GoldenEye story on Secret Agent difficulty.50
Oh, James…Complete the GoldenEye story on 00 Agent difficulty.60
Double ZZZZAP!Unlock 2x Lasers by completing Aztec on Secret Agent in 9:00 or Less10
Better Than 2x KlobbsUnlock 2x RC-P90s by completing Caverns on 00 Agent in 9:30 or less.10
Who needs framerate?Unlock 2x Rocket Launchers by completing Bunker 1 on 00 Agent in 4:00 or less.10
Target Acquired!Unlock 2x Throwing Knives by completing Bunker 2 on Agent in 1:30 or less.10
Full Arsenal!Unlock All Guns by completing Egyptian on 00 Agent in 6:00 or less.10
DUCK!Unlock Enemy Rockets by completing Streets on Agent in 1:45 or less.10
Here They Come!Unlock Fast Animation by completing Statue on Secret Agent in 3:15 or less.10
Best in ClassUnlock Gold PP7 by completing Cradle on Agent in 2:15 or less.10
One Shot, Just One…Unlock Golden Gun by completing Egyptian on any difficulty.10
The Art of BoomUnlock 2x Grenade Launchers by completing Surface 1 on Secret Agent in 3:30 or less.10
Now It’s Klobbering Time!Unlock Infinite Ammo by completing Control on Secret Agent in 10:00 or less.10
Where Are you, Dr. Doak?!Unlock Invincibility by completing Facility on 00 Agent in 2:05 or less.10
Cheater!Unlock Invisibility by completing Archives on 00 Agent in 1:20 or less.10
Screen Cheater!Unlock No Radar (Multi) by completing Frigate on Secret Agent in 4:30 or less.10
This Is the WayUnlock Paintball Mode by completing Dam on Secret Agent in 2:40 or less.10
That’s All I Get For This?!Unlock Silver PP7 by completing Train on 00 Agent in 5:25 or less.10
So Much Drama!Unlock Slow Animation by completing Depot on Secret Agent in 1:40 or less.10
Everyone is Odd!Unlock Tiny Bond by completing Surface 2 on 00 Agent in 4:15 or less.10
Booster!Unlock Turbo Mode by completing Silo on Agent in 3:00 or less.10
Double-CutUnlock 2x Hunting Knives by completing Jungle on Agent in 3:45 or less.10
World TourPlay a multiplayer match on every map.20
DecimatedPlay 10 multiplayer matches.20
Q Branch SpecialistPlay a multiplayer match using every weapon set.20
Playing By the RulesPlay each type of multiplayer scenario at least once.20
Multi-streakPlay five back-to-back multiplayer matches.20
MercilessKill a player while they’re unarmed.20
Licence to KillScore 100 kills in multiplayer matches over time.20
A Treehouse ClassicPlay a match: Remote Mines, on Complex.20
Slapstick ComedyPlay a match: Slappers Only, on Complex, Licence to Kill.20
Should Use a GuideEarn the ‘Mostly Harmless’ multiplayer award.20
Secret AchievementContinue playing to unlock this achievement.20

Wario 64 took to Twitter showing off some of the Achievement art that seems to fit what True Achievements had originally reported as well as a thumbnail from the Microsoft Store:

As you can see, the list is very intriguing and arguably real. This would mark the first time this version of GoldenEye 007 would be released outside of the Nintendo 64 ever. A report back in 2017 suggested that Nintendo only had a 20 year licensing deal to publish the title, though nothing ever came to light until now. Licensing has always been the issue for a rerelease due to a complicated spiderweb of who owns which part and who can publish what where.

My Take:

I don’t see Microsoft making a ton of money off of this, they seem to be making yet another “good guy” move for Xbox gamers. It will be interesting to see what kind of work Rare and Microsoft will put into this to make it feel like a modern shooter, though I expect no less of an effort than what they put into the XBLA version of Perfect Dark.

Will you be checking out this updated version of the N64 classic? Let us know in our newly redesigned Discord or Facebook group!

Source: True Achievements, Wario 64

Listen to Arsenal X: The Xbox Podcast

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 6e5c80c8-10b6-47f1-9555-79be3e948b3b.jpg

If you want to hear more about Xbox and the current slate of games, news, and more, you can catch Arsenal X: The Xbox Podcast Live on Twitch every Sunday night at 8:30PM Eastern / 5:30PM Pacific or on Podcast Services and YouTube Tuesday mornings at 7AM Eastern / 4AM Pacific. Thanks for listening! 

Anchor | Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google | Overcast | Pocket Casts

One thought on “RUMOR: GoldenEye 007 May Be on Its Way to Xbox

Leave a Reply