Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Nintendo Recruits James Bond

Nintendo wiiNintendo has turned to James Bond and Mickey Mouse to help keep videogame players enchanted with the Wii as rival consoles debut motion-sensing controls. “Bond is back,” Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said during a press conference on the opening day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

Activision is reviving a long dormant franchise with “GoldenEye 007” videogame for Wii consoles based on the film by the same name. Players will get the chance to “use the lethal, gritty style of Daniel Craig’s James Bond to outwit, outmaneuver and overtake an arms syndicate that threatens the world,” Activision promised.

The game will also feature classic Bond movie characters, according to Fils-Aime. A “Disneyontrol Xbox 360 games with body gestures alone. Sony is demonstrating Move, which allows motion-control of games on PlayStation 3 consoles. Kinect and Move are scheduled to hit the market in time for the year-end holiday shopping season.

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