How to Play the Unreleased “GoldenEye 007” Video Game Remake Online

A discarded update on the classic Nintendo game just leaked

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A screenshot of the leaked James Bond video game.
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The Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007 was an iconic video game based off of the James Bond canon that elevated both first-person shooters and multi-player gaming.

Sadly, that 1997 title never got its most recent update, a remake over at the Xbox 360 Live Arcade service. Originally scheduled for release in 2008, it’s now thankfully playable on PC.

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The box art for the original N64 “GoldenEye 007” game

As Video Games Chronicle reports, a leak of the almost-finished game — originally canceled due to complicated rights issues between Nintendo, Activision and Microsoft — can be accessed and played through unofficial emulators. Split-screen multi-player and single-player modes are available, but a planned online multi-player version is not accessible.

The game is also available in both enhanced and original graphics. According to The Verge, to play you’ll need to find a copy of the ROM on file-sharing sites — you’re on your own there, Mr. Bond — and configure an Xbox 360 emulator (they suggest Xenia).

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