GoldenEye 007 is a 2010 first-person shooter video game developed by Eurocom and published by Activision for the Wii video game console, with a handheld version for Nintendo DS developed by n-Space. It is a modern reimagining of the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, and a remake of the 1997 Nintendo 64 video game GoldenEye 007. The game was officially announced by Nintendo at their E3 2010 conference presentation. The game was released on 2 November 2010 in tandem with another James Bond game, Blood Stone. Although not as critically acclaimed as its original Nintendo 64 version, the game received positive reviews from critics. A remastering of the Wii game was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in 2011, re-titled as GoldenEye 007: Reloaded.
Although Pierce Brosnan starred as Bond in GoldenEye and was featured in the 1997 game, subsequent Bond actor Daniel Craig’s likeness and voice are featured in the 2010 game and the plot has been modified to match the style of the first two Craig reboot era films which also meant the exclusion of Q and Moneypenny who were brought back to the franchise in Skyfall two years after Goldeneye for the Wii was released. Judi Dench, who has portrayed M since GoldenEye, reprises her role for the game, though in voice only (along with Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner). With the exception of M, all other main characters from the film have had their appearances and voices altered, though they still retain their original names. Unlike the original video game and movie, the whole story takes place after the Cold War due to the Soviet Union’s replacement by Russia, so the story does not jump nine years ahead after the opening sequence.