Activision Predicts Goldeneye Success

By Jorge Ba-oh 27.10.2010 16

Activision Predicts Goldeneye Success on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

The publisher behind Eurocom's forthcoming Goldeneye 007 remake, Activision, is predicting huge sales despite competition this Christmas.

With the new game competing against Nintendo's big releases this fall, Activision are still hoping to for the remake to be a success - and possibly be "one of the best-selling games for the year on the Wii."

As well as re-imagining the story and characters, the new game promises to have improved AI, where enemies can kick you while you're down, regroup, chase and generally less running into walls and doors.

The game's theme tune is also receiving a reboot, courtesy of Pussycat Doll's lead Nicole Scherzinger, who has covered Tina Turner's 1995 film opening.

Box art for GoldenEye 007
Developer

Eurocom

Publisher

Activision

Genre

First Person Shooter

Players

8

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Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (9 Votes)

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It'll sell well in Europe with no Kirby around.

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Talk about jinxing it.

It'll sell well in Europe with no Kirby around.

We do get A Shadows Tale, however - a high rating inventive platformer in its own right.
We get it 6 months before the US too.

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I was watching some footage of A Shadows Tale the other day and it looks fantastic.

Can't wait for this. Smilie
Preorded the special edition (one with the golden CC Pro). Won't be using the CC for this though, since FPS control better with Wiimote and Nunchuck.

PMD (guest) 27.10.2010#5

Eurogamer only gave it a 5/10 (I'm talking about Shadow's Tale), which seems awfully low. However, I wish it were a Wiiware game since a full release seems too much for just an interesting concept game.

Squidboy said:
It'll sell well in Europe with no Kirby around.

Youre forgetting Donkey Kong Country returns.

We also have Epic Mickey, wiimote plus bundles with wii sports resort and flingsmash, probably a big push for wii party xmas sales, super mario collection and NBA Jam, definately say this will be the last big holiday of the wii, dont think the lineup will be half as good next year

Publisher in 'our game will sell well' news story shocker. Still, I'll probably give it a look, just for old times sake...

Trying to think of a witty signature after 'Hacker-gate'...

Darkflame said:
Talk about jinxing it.

It'll sell well in Europe with no Kirby around.

We do get A Shadows Tale, however - a high rating inventive platformer in its own right.
We get it 6 months before the US too.

Hudsons game isn't even a blip on the radar of most Wii owners, it will have no impact what so ever on the sales of this game.

vivisapprentice said:
Squidboy said:
It'll sell well in Europe with no Kirby around.

Youre forgetting Donkey Kong Country returns.

We also have Epic Mickey, wiimote plus bundles with wii sports resort and flingsmash, probably a big push for wii party xmas sales, super mario collection and NBA Jam, definately say this will be the last big holiday of the wii, dont think the lineup will be half as good next year

I'm not. Donkey Kong Country Returns doesn't have the mass market appeal that Kirby's Epic Yarn has. DK will sell among fans primarily, while Kirby will sell to everyone who owns a Wii. It will dwarf the sales of every game released next year in Europe.

Epic Mickey will sell well this Christmas, but it's sales won't be anywhere near on par to GoldenEye's. It will sell well going into 2011 with good Disney promotion behind it. It's a Disney made evergreen title.

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I wasn't talking of sales effects, merely countering that we are getting a (probably) good platformer much earlier and people waiting should buy that instead.

I must admit I just read the IGN review that loved it and wasn't aware of the others. But theres still barely any reviews about it at all so maybe the jurys still out.

DK will sell among fans primarily, while Kirby will sell to everyone who owns a Wii. It will dwarf the sales of every game released next year in Europe.

What makes you think Kirby is a bigger IP then DK? Or that is has mass appeal?
Kirby certainly looks a more interesting, innovative game - but that doesn't correspond to sales.
And I certainly don't see it dwarfing "every game released next year in europe".


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No one knows which will sell better, until the figures are released.

I would laugh if Squidboy were wrong. I know, I'ma big meanie. :3

Darkflame said:
I wasn't talking of sales effects, merely countering that we are getting a (probably) good platformer much earlier and people waiting should buy that instead.

I must admit I just read the IGN review that loved it and wasn't aware of the others. But theres still barely any reviews about it at all so maybe the jurys still out.

DK will sell among fans primarily, while Kirby will sell to everyone who owns a Wii. It will dwarf the sales of every game released next year in Europe.

What makes you think Kirby is a bigger IP then DK? Or that is has mass appeal?
Kirby certainly looks a more interesting, innovative game - but that doesn't correspond to sales.
And I certainly don't see it dwarfing "every game released next year in europe".


Who said Kirby was a bigger IP than DK?, I haven't said that, IP have little to do with this matter. The title, "Kirby's Epic Yarn", will sell far more than any other game next year in Europe, because unlike others it will appeal to the family centric gaming audience in Europe a great deal. It will also appeal to a large number of couples given the gameplay style. It's audience will include a significant number of women too, the game is currently being promoted in women's magazine's all across America, and will no doubt have similar promotion here in Europe.

It's inventive art style and theme will charm the masses and create a very productive media buzz surrounding it. DKR is incapable of receiving a similar reaction.

Just wait and see, it'll be Nintendo's NSMBW for 2011, even outselling Zelda SS, mark my words /

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The title, "Kirby's Epic Yarn", will sell far more than any other game next year in Europe, because unlike others it will appeal to the family centric gaming audience in Europe a great deal. It will also appeal to a large number of couples given the gameplay style.

why?
Because of co-op? DK is co-op too :?

As for art-style it rocks.
But so does A Shadows Tale, Okami, Boy and his Blob, Night Game...and probably dozen more titles. Good art, sadly, does not correlated to good sales.


It's audience will include a significant number of women too, the game is currently being promoted in women's magazine's all across America, and will no doubt have similar promotion here in Europe.

So it will do better because its being promoted more?
Fair enough - but thats a self for-filling profacy and little to do with the game itself.

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Darkflame said:
The title, "Kirby's Epic Yarn", will sell far more than any other game next year in Europe, because unlike others it will appeal to the family centric gaming audience in Europe a great deal. It will also appeal to a large number of couples given the gameplay style.

why?
Because of co-op? DK is co-op too :?

As for art-style it rocks.
But so does A Shadows Tale, Okami, Boy and his Blob, Night Game...and probably dozen more titles. Good art, sadly, does not correlated to good sales.


It's audience will include a significant number of women too, the game is currently being promoted in women's magazine's all across America, and will no doubt have similar promotion here in Europe.

So it will do better because its being promoted more?
Fair enough - but thats a self for-filling profacy and little to do with the game itself.


It's piss easy - you cannot die.

No, it'll do better because it's the type of game that appeals to a much wider audience.

@Mush - 20 stars if I'm right

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They're hardly going to announce that one of their upcoming games won't do very well.

@Mush - 20 stars if I'm right

Sure. Smilie You'll probably be right anyways. xD

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