Activision explains Wii exclusivity for GoldenEye

Friday, 25th June 2010 18:37 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Brian Pass, senior producer at Activision, has said that GoldenEye 007′s exclusivity to Wii was due to a gap in Wii’s line-up and because the firm wanted to partner with Nintendo.

Speaking with Videogamer, Pass said those were just two of many reason for the exclusivity, actually.

“There are a number of different reasons for that, one’s we have a partnership with Nintendo. It’s a great opportunity. This game was originally on the N64, so there’s the nostalgia factor for people that are Nintendo fans. So we wanted to partner with Nintendo for this,” he said.

“There’s opportunity. So, the opportunity on the Nintendo Wii platform is huge. There’s roughly 12 million Wiis in North America. But it’s not really a console that a lot of shooter fans are playing on. So we wanted to offer them their own first-person shooter, that’s unique and exclusive to that console.”

Pass also said that the game includes Classic Pro Controller support because gamers don’t see very fond of using the Wii Remote and Nunchuck with shooters.

“Why are people not playing shooters on the Wii? I don’t know,” said Pass. “Maybe it’s because people don’t like using the Wii Remote and the Nunchuck. They don’t like using the pointing device. Now they’ve got the Classic Pro Controller. This is dual analogue stick. It’s got the exact same layout you find on PS3 or 360″.

When asked if it would eventually be released on 360 or PS3, Pass said that he couldn’t “talk about that”, with Eurocom producer Dawn Pinkney adding that: “it belongs to the platform that it should be on, which is Nintendo”.

GoldenEye 007 releases in November for Wii and DS.



  1. BULArmy

    I think the hardcore gamers that played that game on N64 are no longer wih Nintendo.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. spiderLAW

    I dont see this selling very well (maybe pirated well) and i dont see the internet booming with how good it is.
    Im a fan of the original on N64 but i have no intention of buying this for the Wii.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda

    “But it’s not really a console that a lot of shooter fans are playing on.”

    Then why are you releasing it on the wii pour quoi?

    give me an hd rerelease on xbla and i’ll be happy, why is that so bloody difficult?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    “Why are people not playing shooters on the Wii? I don’t know,” said Pass.

    I don’t know……….maybe because the graphics SUCK! Yes, there’s more to games than graphics, obviously. Graphics are a HUGE part though.

    Personally, I’m a fan of state of the art cutting edge technology with games i play, not last generation gamecube graphics.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. RomaTotti10

    I think I’ll pass on this one and buy Rage instead.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. spiderLAW

    @4 lets not forget the horrible controls.
    I played COD4 online on Wii a few times and while i admit i had fun obliterating all the little kiddies (30kills 2 Deaths on average) the controls just take away from the experience.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DaMan

    it’s a retro release, would be surprising if it sells that good.. the whole point of playing it is the same as with Streets of Rage on XBLA.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    What they need to do is an HD upgrade ala Perfect Dark, then sell it on PSN and XBLA….that shit would sell nicely.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. DaMan

    did Perfect Dark perform well there? I really don’t know.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Woltz

    I download the demo, Perfect Dark show us that the Goldeneye engine didn’t aged that well. But this Goldeneye for Wii looks like the remastered version we were wanting. Only down side is that it comes for the Wii. XBLA!!!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. frostquake

    Yes an HD DLC on Xbox would be nice…I have it on my Yearly List of games to buy, but only once it is discounted to $20 US or below.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    That’s the N64 version in the picture at the top, right? Right?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mington

    i managed to stumble upon a comparison shot, yes it really did look that bad :D

    i quite like that it hasn’t been to HDified, it keeps its retro feel. A ps3 arcade release would be good, but i’d doubt that will happen considering it’s a full pressed wii game.

    And to be honest, i doubt i’d want to play all the way through it again

    #13 5 years ago
  14. mington

    wait wait wait, that screen shot in the header is from the XBLA remake that never got finished.

    So i haven’t a clue what the wii game looks like

    #14 5 years ago

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