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N64 GoldenEye on Virtual Console

Posted by Darren Calvert

Whilst it's great that the Virtual Console will probably get most of the outstanding 1st party Nintendo back catalogue available for download in the Wii Shop it is apparent that due to licensing issues not every game will make it.

N64 GoldenEye being one of those games. For most gamers aside from Mario 64 this game is their fondest memory the system. The problems remain, Microsoft have since bought out Rare (the original developers) and Activision currently own the James Bond license!

With all these things considered we might just have thought that Nintendo Corp would just give up. YOU THOUGHT WRONG! Reggie Fils-Aime has made it his personal mission to ensure the N64's classic FPS will indeed hit the Virtual Console. Reggie was recently quoted saying the following in an interview with MTV: "Would I love to see [GoldenEye] on virtual console? Absolutely. But there are a lot of issues there. Suffice it to say we would love to see it, so we're exploring all the rights issues."

We all know Reggie has a lot in common with James Bond, the slick debonair style and perchance for gadgets and gizmos. If anyone is able to overcome the baddies in the volcano [the license holders!] then double-0-reg is!

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