‘GoldenEye 007’ will hit Switch and Xbox on January 27th

One of the best-loved Nintendo 64 games is coming to this week. Back in September, Nintendo revealed that GoldenEye 007 was coming to the service and now that day is almost upon us. You’ll be able to start playing the game on your starting on January 27th. The game will be available on Xbox on the same date.

It’s unusual to see a licensed game arrive on Nintendo’s subscription service, but GoldenEye 007 is one that many fans have been looking forward to replaying (or even playing for the first time). It remains to be seen how well Rare’s classic first-person shooter will hold up almost 26 years after it debuted on the N64. Hopefully, Rare has improved the janky controls and awful framerate from the original game.

There are some new additions to the Switch Online version, though, including a widescreen mode and online multiplayer. So, you won’t necessarily need to cram around the same TV to take on your friends in .

Rare is also bringing a “recreated” version of GoldenEye 007 to Xbox consoles with dual analogue stick support, 4K resolution and “a consistent refresh rate.” Oddly, there’s no online multiplayer on the Xbox version, though there’s still four-player splitscreen support. You’ll be able to access it through Xbox Game Pass. Owners of the can download GoldenEye 007 to their Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S at no extra cost.

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