Rumors have been circulating about a new 007 GoldenEye HD announcement, but with that being a little bit up in the air – after delays or false rumors – we could have just the game for you. Revealed at the PC Games Show last night, Agent 64 is the perfect alternative, even if it was just on looks alone.
The new trailer was shown at the Games Show, and as you can tell from the video below, and the pictures, Agent 64: Spies Never Die encompasses everything about GoldenEye and looks like a lovely spiritual sequel.
As the trailer shows, the game contains music that is highly akin to that world-famous James Bond music, the game also includes a wide array of guns that look very familiar to the ones on offer in that classic 1997 game. The most striking thing is the aesthetic, with this game sharing a similar polygonal art style to Nintendo 64 title.
If you pay attention until the end of the trailer, what is it that you see? It looks very much like a cartridge being inserted into a console similar to a Nintendo 64. There are many other similarities between these two games as well, like the breathing sound when the player is hit, the addition of a facility-like toilet section, and even the way remote mines are thrown into walls.
The brains behind the title are Replicant D6, and they have described Agent 64 as a “retro FPS inspired by classic 90s console shooter. You can explore new locales, accomplish varied objectives and fight against state-of-the-art 1997 enemy AI. Enter a world of espionage and action.”
One of the most enjoyable aspects of this game is the inclusion of a detailed editing suite that allows players to create their single-player campaigns and share them with all the other players. Agent 64: Spies Never Die will be released later this year on PC, but if you can’t wait, check out the demo that is on Steam now.