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Activision confirms Bizarre’s James Bond: Blood Stone

Friday, 16th July 2010 13:19 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Had your Bond fill with GoldenEye at E3? M’s not done with you yet.

Activision’s finally confirmed the existence of Bizarre Creations’ James Bond: Blood Stone. First shots are below.

As rumoured earlier, the game is a mix of driving and action. It’s a third-person affair “on land and sea” that “will unravel an international conspiracy across exotic locales”.

“James Bond 007: Blood Stone captures the cinematic intensity of a Bond film by immersing players in an intriguing conspiracy that will require them to think and act like James Bond,” said Acti licensing boss, David Pokress.

“In addition, the game will feature a diverse array of multi-player modes and debut strategic objective-based gameplay that will allow Xbox 360, PS3 and PC players to battle as teams of spies and mercenaries through authentic Bond locales.”

“I thought Christmas only comes once a year”

The game features the likeness and voices of Daniel Craig, Joss Stone and Judi Dench and features an original story written by screenwriter Bruce Feirstein.

Promised gameplay includes cover-based firefights, “lethal hand-to-hand combat” and “adrenaline-fuelled driving sequences”.

Athens, Istanbul, Monaco and Bangkok all feature. Multiplayer for up to 16 is included.

Joss Stone is to provide an exclusive track called “I’ll Take it All” for the title, written and performed by her and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.

Blood Stone video game is being developed by Bizarre Creations for 360, PS3 and PC. A DS version is being created by n-Space.

The news clarifies Gamepron‘s overnight discovery of a post on an unofficial Eurythmics fan-site, of all places, outing the game.

This was the title leaked by UK retailer HMV back in April. Activision confirmed it as far back as early last year.

There’s no date.

Activision is holding a Bond-related press event in London today – look at the lovely screens and watch the debut trailer below.

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  1. mington

    Replace Bond with Pond and i might be interested ;)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. BULArmy

    I am definetly interested in this game as I am a Bond geek, but I am very worried how the cancellation of the 23th film, because of MGM poor finances will reflect on future Bond games. I hope that some big company will buy the franchise.(if it is WB will be great)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    I seen Quantum of Solace second-hand on 360 for about £4 in Game last weekend.

    Don’t know why I didn’t pick it up, despite owning it on PS3 originally. It’s actually alright.

    Then again, I re-bought PGR4.

    I see a tedious connection here.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    lol I am 001 and I am better than bond!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. unacomn

    @1 Amy Pond: Blood Stone? I would play that.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. StolenGlory

    Sounds like True Crime: 007 to me.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Suikoden Fan

    @5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Pond

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda

    Nah i want Amy Pond :P

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Anders

    PS3, 360, PC and… DS? Imagine that.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    Updated. It’s just been confirmed.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    So is this Grand Theft James Bond, then?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Patrick Garratt

    That’s all updated with the press release info.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Hunam

    Could be good as they haven’t got a film to be constrained by :P

    #13 4 years ago
  14. mington

    Is it being made in the COD engine again?

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    What about some screenies, then?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. mington

    Screenshot 3 = G man

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Patrick Garratt

    OK. Shots added.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. mington

    That looks an incy bit gash

    #18 4 years ago
  19. The Hindle

    Joss stone is playing a posh version of Paris Hilton according to Eurogamer, basically a posh slapper then :D

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Freek

    It looks like a racing game being forced to do character action bitts, wich the engine doesn’t do well.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Stephany Nunneley

    We’ve added the debut trailer for it at the bottom of the page.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. dirigiblebill

    We’ve previewed it – world first, as far as I can tell. Come get a taste.

    http://videogamesdaily.com/previews/201007/world-exclusive-james-bond-bloodstone-preview/

    #22 4 years ago
  23. G1GAHURTZ

    /watches trailer… Gets reminded of Quantum of Solace… Isn’t interested.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Anders

    Will be interesting to see this in action. Didn’t care much for The Club.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Blerk

    The ‘stone’ bit of the title looks to be referring to their Daniel Craig character model’s range of facial expressions, judging from that video.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. ExclusivesMostly

    Sweet, I’m a bond fan. I’m not expecting UC2 level graphics but I need it to look above average with great gameplay (like UC2 or just a level or two below) and I’ll buy it day 1. If they don’t accomplish that I’ll wait until it’s discounted. I’ll keep a close eye on it.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. NGCes26294BIV

    Blood Stone… Joss Stone… REALLY?

    Nofuckingthankyou.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. AHA-Lambda

    that looks kinda crap, plus i thought this was a racing game? =/

    #28 4 years ago
  29. No_PUDding

    Heh.

    Call me batshit, but I kinda like the look of t. Even graphically it looks ‘clean’ which I love.

    PLUS

    Spies versus Mercs Multiplyer! REad it!

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Detale

    Completely unrelated, but my missus told me the other day that the lion used on the MGM title screen is actually yawning, not roaring. The sound of the roar was added afterwards.

    Anyway, game looks okay. I’ll wait for more gameplay footage before making any judgement.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. DeSpiritusBellum

    If I ever play another cover-based shooter, I swear I’m gonna…. Honestly, what’s so great about spending most of a game hiding behind conveniently placed flower pots like a little bitch?

    Making people sit still during a firefight just strikes me as the worst thing you could possibly do in an action game.

    @29 Batshit!

    #31 4 years ago
  32. loki

    Another peace of shit from Activision

    #32 4 years ago
  33. LOLshock94

    its good at least they tryed with this one then they did to the last 1 now thats shit

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Eon

    I really want a good bond game. People may have fond memories of Goldeneye on the N64, as do I. However, I also had a great time with Nightfire on the xbox. There were some brilliant multiplayer maps and I always used to have my mates around playing it.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. No_PUDding

    ‘Tried’ and ‘piece’, are the words you two are lurking for.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Xuchilbara

    Am I the only one who thinks James Bond is a square? I mean a series can only be dragged on for so long…

    #36 4 years ago
  37. theevilaires

    Looks like a PS2 game :D

    #37 4 years ago
  38. metamorphic

    Bangkok? Count me interested. But then again, this is Activision…

    #38 4 years ago