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Nintendo announces launch date for GoldenEye on Nintendo Switch Online (UPDATE: and Xbox too!)


UPDATE: Good news, Xbox Game Pass subscribers: you’ll also be getting GoldenEye 007 on January 27th, as you’ll see in the following video. Original post with screenshots from Nintendo below!

Last September during the same Nintendo Direct where they announced the next Legend of Zelda game, Nintendo also announced that N64 classic GoldenEye 007 would be arriving on their Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service as part of the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online collection. They’ve been silent about it since then, but this morning we got a date: January 27th.

Yes, that means in just two days, you’ll be able to play as James Bond in all his blocky ’90s glory. Not only will it include the full mission, you’ll also be able to play multiplayer both locally and online — which, as anyone who ever played the game back in its N64 days could tell you, was every bit as fun as the very enjoyable mission.

Read on for all the details from Nintendo along with new screens!

GoldenEye 007 screens:

 

The situation is serious, agent, and time is ticking. To ensure you succeed in your latest mission, you are licensed to … have fun! The iconic secret agent 007 will soon be entering the Nintendo 64 library on the Nintendo Switch system. Starting Jan. 27, GoldenEye 007 will be available for everyone with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership* as part of the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online collection.

Enter a world of espionage as Bond in GoldenEye 007. Your covert operation to stop the GoldenEye weapon satellite spans the globe – you’ll infiltrate underground bases, charge through a military train and slink around the depths of a jungle. Along the way, M will brief you on your objectives and Q Branch will support your efforts with an array of gadgets, but the ultimate success of this mission is yours alone. Save the day, then go for the gold in spy-vs-spy action locally** or online in the four-player multiplayer mode and enjoy round after round of first-person competitive action.

There’s even more to experience and look forward to with a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership, including more classic Nintendo 64 titles and other features:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass Wave 3: More courses recently made their way to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game with Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass DLC!*** Wave 3 features eight additional courses, including Merry Mountain from Mario Kart Tour and Peach Gardens from Mario Kart DS! Enjoy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass for no additional cost as part of a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. With this latest wave, 24 of the DLC’s additional 48 courses are now available! Download now and get all courses as they release between now and the end of 2023.
  • Even More Nintendo 64 Games: Hit the dice block with the recently released Mario Party and Mario Party 2 games! This year, even more titles will be gradually added to the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online collection, including Mario Party 3, Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2.

The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership plan features all the same great benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online membership, but with access to a library of classic Nintendo 64 and SEGA Genesis games with added online play. A paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership also grants access to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC*** at no extra cost.

Members in both Nintendo Switch Online plans can enjoy online play and the Save Data Cloud feature in a large selection of compatible games, along with access to over 100 classic NES and Super NES games, a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games, and the competitive online battle game PAC-MAN 99.

Both plans also provide a great way to connect and play compatible games online with friends and family around the world. With online play in compatible games like Nintendo Switch SportsAnimal Crossing: New HorizonsMario Strikers: Battle LeagueSplatoon 3Super Smash Bros. UltimateMario Kart 8 Deluxe and many others, a Nintendo Switch Online membership can help you experience everything Nintendo Switch has to offer.

For more information about all the benefits and services available with the Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack memberships, and to learn about a free seven-day Nintendo Switch Online trial, go to the Nintendo Switch Online section on the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu or visit https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/.