007 Legends To Be Released With Key Mission Removed For DLC
Just when you think gaming developers can’t get any more brazen, leave it to the largest companies to find new and improved ways to surprise even the most cynical observers. Take Activision, for instance. Come October 16th, they’re set to release 007 Legends, a fairly awesome sounding Bond game based on the Daniel Craig interpretation of the character that features a host of excellent voice talent and will be written by Goldeneye scribe Bruce Feirstein. It takes the plots of 6 bond films, including Moonraker and the upcoming Skyfall, and weaves them into a (presumably) coherent plot. Oh, sorry, did I say 6? I meant 5, as the Activision has slipped a stealthy reveal into their latest 007 Legends press release that confirms the game will actually feature 5 classic films:
007 Legends features an original, overarching storyline tying together five classic Bond movie-inspired missions, plus a sixth mission based on this year’s highly-anticipated movie – SKYFALL – which will be available as post-launch downloadable content. Each movie inspired mission in 007 Legends includes multiple levels featuring re-imagined movie moments that showcase state-of-the-art spy gadgets, an arsenal of weapons, sleek vehicles and exotic locations, where players will use Bond’s quick wits and style to take down notorious villains and their brutal henchmen, offering the most diverse Bond gaming experience yet!
No big deal, except here’s the official blurb as it stood May 22:
007 Legends features an original, overarching storyline featuring six classic Bond movies to offer the most diverse Bond gaming experience yet! As with the feature films, 007 Legends equips players with state-of-the-art spy gadgets, an arsenal of weapons, including Bond’s signature Walther PPK, and sleek vehicles as they jet off to exotic locations and utilize Bond’s quick wits, class and style to take down notorious villains and their brutal henchmen, perform impressive stunts, and of course…gorgeous Bond women.
So apparently the decision was made sometime during the last 3 months to dummy out the final mission and sell it to fans as DLC. Hopefully this doesn’t mean you’ll be paying for the ending to the game; sure Activision would be that craven, right? I’m still curious to see how this game turns out, but my interest just dropped by 50%. Seriously, Activision, the Internet is forever. We know you previously planned to release all 6 levels on disc.
Anyway, also there will be some preorder bonuses for customers who do so through Amazon and Gamestop. But neither of them result in a complete game being shipped.