Did you know James Bond is nearly 60 years old? Ian Fleming created the super spy back in 1953, but the movies have only been around since the 60s, starting with in '62 with Dr. No starring the legendary Sir Thomas Sean Connery.
Never one to let such an opportunity pass by, Activision announced today a new James Bond game celebrating the films' 50th anniversary, 007 Legends, developed by Eurocom. Interestingly, 007 Legends will contain an overarching story that ties together six classic Bond movies, ending with the upcoming 2012 installment Skyfall with Daniel Craig.
No idea which of the classics Eurocom will be using, though Activision's David Oxford did note that 007 Legends would feature Bonds' most famous moments:
"To honor 50 years of the world's top secret agent, 007 Legends offers a collection of his most famed moments in the smartest and most treacherous Bond game yet. Creating a video game storyline that ties together six popular, yet very different, Bond movie narratives can be challenging, but together with EON Productions, our developer Eurocom, has pulled it off to create an homage that we think will be a unique and highly entertaining Bond video game."
Story stuff aside, 007 Legends will also include single-player Mi6 Ops Missions, which first appeared in Golden 007: Reloaded, and this time around, players can go through the challenges as a Bond villain. Just for a change of perspective, you know. The four-player multiplayer mode will support split-screen in addition to online play, featuring additional maps, weapons, and characters taken out of James Bond cinema history.
No specific date was given, but Eurocom is aiming for a fall launch on Xbox 360 and PS3.