MTV has recently had the chance to interview Nintendo of Americas president Reggie and they grilled up on a few facts about the console.
One of the questions asked was whether Goldeneye will see the light of day on the Wii's Virtual Console Reggie seemed happy to show that he would like to see the game back on a Nintendo platform. Revealing to Totilo "Suffice it to say we would love to see [Goldeneye on Virtual Console], so we're exploring all the rights issues."
There is much speculation about what rights Nintendo need to acquire to publish the game. Nintendo did own the rights at the time of development, however they handed over development to Rare which is now a first party developer for Microsoft. As well as this Nintendo have to deal with the current license holders - Activision. Then of course there are the guys that actually own the James Bond IP which is MGM. Now those of you that pay attention will know MGM is owned by Sony.
From the looks of things this could be tough for Nintendo. They are dealing with both of their competitors here and may need to pay out a serious amount of cash to get this thing released. Judging by Reggie's comments "the pain is worth the gain" Nintendo may be willing to cut those cheques.