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007: Nightfire (GameCube)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Keep Case - GameCube (Finland):
    DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE BOND?

    ONKO SINUSSA AINESTA SEURAAVAKSI BONDIKSI?



    10 exotic locales

    10 eksoottista kohdetta


    12 action-packed missions

    12 toiminnantäytteistä tehtävää


    5 high-speed levels

    Vauhdin hurmaa


    10 Customizable multiplayer modes

    10 moukattavaa moninpelitilaa


    English text and manual

    Suomenkielinen manuaali

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107384) on Jul 02, 2010.

www.xbox.com:
    The ultimate secret agent is back in his most dangerous adventure yet in James Bond 007: NightFire. Featuring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, explore new heights and depths like never before — infiltrate towering skyscrapers, take on treacherous underwater missions, manoeuvre your sleek V12 Vanquish in high-speed car chases, and tackle original missions including assignments in outer space. All this plus glamorous (and sometimes deadly) Bond women, new state-of-the-art gadgets and weapons, and an advanced in-game camera system will leave you shaken... and stirred.

    • All-new storyline featuring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond
    • 12 action-packed missions combining combat, stealth, and upgradeable gadgets
    • Rendezvous with beautiful women and confront devious villains in more than 10 exotic locales
    • Engage in 5 high-speed levels with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish™ and other dynamic vehicles
    • Over 10 customizable multiplayer modes including characters and settings from classic James Bond movies

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12492) on Jun 25, 2010.

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet - GameCube:
    The ultimate secret agent is back in his most dangerous adventure yet in James Bond 007: NightFire. Featuring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, explore new heights and depths like never before--infiltrate towering skyscrapers, take on treacherous underwater missions, maneuver your sleek V12 Vanquish in high-speed car chases, and tackle original missions including assignments in outer space. All this plus glamorous (and sometimes deadly) Bond women, new state-of-the-art gadgets and weapons, and an advanced in-game camera system will leave you shaken... and stirred.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Feb 26, 2006.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    James Bond 007, the world famous not so secret agent is back in an all new adventure James Bond 007: NightFire, featuring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. In his latest mission, 007 goes up against the Phoenix International Corporation, who are attempting to steal secret missile guidance technology intended for the US space weapons platform.

    With this power Phoenix will fulfill their lust for world domination. In true Bond fashion, 007 travels the world, visiting 10 exotic locations in his battle against devious villains, plus glamorous (and sometimes deadly) Bond women to charm. Using a full armament of secret agent weapons and newly designed Q gadgets, Bond blasts through 12 of the most intense action-packed missions of his career.

    There are also 5 high-speed driving levels where Bond takes the action to the streets behind the wheels of the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish’ and other dynamic vehicles. Using all his cunning, 007 infiltrates towering skyscrapers, dives into treacherous underwater missions, and blasts into outer space. There are also over 10 four-player split-screen customisable multiplayer modes featuring characters and settings from classic James Bond movies. All of this Bond action will leave the GameCube shaken, not stirred.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53404) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.electronic-arts.de - GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox:
    Der Spieler taucht in die Abenteuer und Intrigen des vollständigsten James Bond-Spiel ein, das es je gab. Völlig neue Szenarien und das Gameplay ergänzen eine Original-Storyline, die für die typische Intensität im Bond-Stil sorgen.

    James Bond 007: NightFire’ bietet Bond-Fans mit atemberaubenden Schauplätzen und intensivem Gameplay auf verschiedenen Plattformen ein noch tiefergehendes Erlebnis als irgendein anderer Bond-Titel zuvor. Als Bond operiert der Spieler ebenso in den Höhen der österreichischen Alpen und einer Raumstation als auch in den Tiefen des Südpazifiks, um die Machenschaften des führenden, kriminellen Kopfs Rafael Drake zu bekämpfen, dessen Ziel die Weltherrschaft ist.

    Nightfire bietet ein tiefgehendes und vielfältiges Gameplay, das dem Bond-Universum treu bleibt. Dabei erlebt der Spieler das Geschehen vorrangig aus der Ich-Perspektive. Die Kamera schaltet zeitweise zu einer dynamischen Perspektive aus der dritten Person um, um bestimmte interaktive Spiel-Techniken zu ermöglichen oder Bonds heldenhafte Aktionen zu zeigen. NightFire bietet dem Bond-Fan eine Vielzahl an aufregenden und raffinierten Missionen, faszinierende Frauen, exotische Schauplätze und ausgeklügelte Spionage-Geräte. Die Konsolen-Versionen garantieren außerdem ein actiongeladenes Fahrerlebnis mit außergewöhnlichen Fahrzeugen.

    Jeder der mehr als 10 exotischen Schauplätze aus der ganzen Welt und dem Weltall konfrontiert den Spieler mit herausfordernden Missionen und Einsatzzielen. Er hat außerdem die Möglichkeit, viele der zahlreichen Geräte aus dem berühmten Q-Labor upzugraden.

    Im Spiel kommen viele bekannte als auch neue Figuren des Bond-Universums vor, einschließlich Zoe Nightshade (aus EAs vorherigem Bond-Spiel James Bond 007: Agent im Kreuzfeuer’).

    Der Spieler kämpft sich seinen Weg durch die Level, indem er Hightechwaffen und raffinierte Spionage-Tricks und -Geräte einsetzt, um seine Einsatzziele zu erfüllen und einen möglichst hohen Score zu erreichen.

    NightFire wird zeitgleich für vier Plattformen entwickelt - die PlayStation®2, das Xbox’-Videospiel-System von Microsoft, den Nintendo GameCube’ und PC-CD. Das Spiel bietet für jedes System ein einzigartiges 007-Erlebnis.

    Features:

    • Vollständiges Bond-Spiel, das die gewohnten Abenteuer und Intrigen liefert.
    • Bietet mit atemberaubenden Schauplätzen und intensivem Gameplay ein noch tiefergehendes Erlebnis als irgendein Bond-Titel zuvor.
    • Völlig neue Original-Einzelspieler-Storyline, die die großartigen Bond-Elemente sowie neue als auch bekannte Charaktere beinhaltet.
    • Ich-Perspektive wird durch dynamische Kameraführung aus der Sicht der dritten Person ergänzt, um die dramatischen Bond-Momente festzuhalten.
    • Mehr als 10 exotische Schauplätze aus der ganzen Welt sowie zahlreiche herausfordernde Missionen und Einsatzziele.
    • Neue aufrüstbare Geräte aus dem berühmten Q-Labor, verbessertes Kamerasystem und Original-Missionen. Rasantes Fahrerlebnis
    • Einzelspieler- und Multiplayer-Unterstützung für bis zu vier Personen über geteilten Bildschirm

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Aug 19, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - GameCube:
    The third time's the charm. After getting a feel for the Bond property in two earlier games, developer Eurocom and publisher EA hit the bull's-eye with a game that expertly balances a great franchise with the demands of a first-person shooter.

    Even though this is an original story, rest assured that it fits the Bond saga as snugly as a tux on Pierce Brosnan. An original story can be even better than a movie knockoff, especially if you like to be surprised by what happens next.

    More dazzlingly cinematic than The World Is Not Enough and James Bond: Agent under Fire, NightFire opens with a show-stopping pre-credits sequence that would fit right in with a Bond pic. Paris, New Year's Eve, some bad guys are chasing an agent in a designer cocktail dress and matching red convertible; you get the picture.

    From a helicopter, James Bond must take potshots at the baddies, then rappel down, grab the agentress and transfer to his remote-controlled Jag for a wild chase through the streets and by the Loire. Super-simple controls for shooting, driving and deploying gadgets make this sequence the most fun tutorial you've ever played.

    Talky cinema sequences slowed down the action in EA's two previous Bond entries. Here, they're a lot more succinct and much better integrated into the game. A few quick exchanges establish the situation and tell you what happens next, then it's off to the races with you.

    The 20-plus single-player and multiplayer levels include driving the new Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and even floating weightless in outer space.

    Controls

    In most on-foot control modes, moving and strafing is done with the Control Stick, while the C-Stick is for turning or looking up or down. The sole exception is Mode Shifter Legacy, in which the Control Stick is for moving and turning, while the C-Stick is for looking up or down and strafing.

    This being a Bond game you're laden with many ways of getting around and wreaking mayhem, each with its own control scheme. NightFire constantly shuttles from stealth to blam-blam action to driving to rail-shooter.

    When manning a machine gun on a snowmobile, for example, you'll have to remind yourself that the Y Button pivots you in a semicircle -- a few minutes before, the same button enabled you to jump over a balcony.

    Oh, and in between you got a unique view from a remote-controlled missile zooming in on a baddie's helicopter. You just use the Control Stick and C-Stick to guide it, but as you do so you have no control of the suddenly very vulnerable Bond.

    Bond's many Q-lab gadgets include a wrist watch with a laser, grapple device, stunner device and camera. Many of these gadgets can be upgraded. You scroll through them by pressing Up or Down on the Control Pad and through weapons by pressing Left or Right.

    While controls are uniformally tight and the result is a lively, intensely cinematic experience, the game is clearly aimed at the experienced player of first-person shooters.

    007 Graphics

    For the first time, EA got the rights to use Pierce Brosnan's likeness in a Bond game. However Pierce spent the summer cavorting with Halle Berry on the set of Die Another Day, so an obviously different actor does Bond's voice.

    The character models are first-rate. Particle effects from explosions are a blast, and the excellent weather effects include snow filling in Bond's footprints. Like many developers, Eurocom still has the habit of reusing unique items like paintings.

    The technology behind facial animation seems to advance with every new game. But as can be seen in the many scenes in which Bond flirts with a beautiful woman, it's still quite a ways from conveying genuine emotion.

    Multiplayer Modes

    The Multiplayer modes are almost worth the price of admission by themselves. Options include head-to-head, co-operative teams, King of the Hill and Team King of the Hill and Capture the Flag. There are also a good number of unique missions, such as protecting a VIP or racing to find a set of blueprints. The arenas include a blast from the Bond past in Fort Knox (Goldfinger).

    Bottom Line

    James Bond 007: NightFire is the most polished Bond game yet from EA. Dripping with gorgeous cinematics, richly varied action and a robust multiplayer mode, this is a game that should sate your jones to be the world's coolest secret agent.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Dec 23, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - PlayStation 2:

    An experience filled with action-packed excitement and intrigue!



    Get deep into the excitement and intrigue of the most complete James Bond game yet. All-new scenarios and gameplay complement a completely original storyline that delivers all-out Bond-style intensity.

    James Bond 007: NightFire’ promises to take you higher and deeper than ever before in terms of locations and gameplay. As Bond, players will operate in the high altitudes Austrian Alps and a zero-gravity space station as well as underwater in the South Pacific in order to defeat the evil criminal mastermind Rafael Drake, who is bent on ruling the world.

    FEATURES

  • Engage in the most complete Bond game filled with excitement and intrigue.

  • Go higher and deeper than any previous Bond game both in locales and gameplay.

  • All new, original single-player storyline that builds on the Bond legacy with new and familiar characters from the Bond universe.

  • First person perspective complimented with dynamic third person camera to further highlight Bond moments.

  • More than 10 exotic locations around the world filled with a generous offering of challenging missions and objectives.

  • New upgradeable Q-lab gadgets, advanced camera system, and original missions including zero-gravity assignments.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66253) on Jun 15, 2004.

Press Release:

    EA DEPLOYS HIGHLY -- ANTICIPATED
    JAMES BOND 007: NIGHTFIRE



    New Title Delivers The Most Complete Bond Game Ever on Multiple Platforms!



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 19, 2002 – Take James Bond higher and deeper than ever before. EA announces that it has released the new James Bond game that delivers a complete 007 experience filled with action-packed excitement and intrigue that leaves players shaken… and stirred! James Bond 007: NightFire’ takes Bond fans higher and deeper than any previous Bond game with intense, action-packed gameplay on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube’ and Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft. The PC version will ship the following week starting on Monday, November 25.

    NightFire offers a deep and rich gameplay experience that epitomizes the Bond universe. The game features an original single player storyline – written exclusively for NightFire and borrowing from the rich 007-legacy that spans 40 years. As Bond, players operate in the snow capped Austrian Alps and the far reaches of outer space as well as underwater in the depths of the South Pacific to defeat the evil criminal mastermind Rafael Drake, the popular head of a supposedly benign environmental organization who secretly is bent on world domination.

    NightFire features a large variety of missions filled with furious action and stealth, gorgeous women, exotic locales, and sophisticated spy-craft gadgetry that Bond fans expect. Adding to the legacy is the invovlement of actor Pierce Brosnan via cyberscan process for the James Bond character. The game also offers a large cast of villains and allies, both new and familiar to the Bond universe.

    Each of the platforms contains unique features catering to that platform’s audience. For example, the console versions feature exclusive driving levels - developed by the award winning team behind the Need For Speed racing games - that feature an array of 007-inspired exotic vehicles, including the Aston Martin Vanquish’, equipped with weapons and gadgets. The PC game offers exclusive single player levels for extended excitement and robust multi-player support online.

    James Bond 007: NightFire was produced by EA. UK based Eurocom Entertainment Software and EA developed the console versions. Gearbox Software, based in Dallas, TX, developed the PC version. EA will publish and distribute the game worldwide under the EA GAMES’ brand. James Bond 007: NightFire will have a “T” rating and MSRP of US$49.95. For more information on NightFire, visit EA’s official site at www.007.ea.com.

    James Bond was first introduced to movie audiences in 1962 when Danjaq, LLC and United Artists, released Dr. No. The 20th film in the franchise, Die Another Day, is currently in production and scheduled to debut nationwide on November 22, 2002. More information about the films can be found on the official James Bond Web site from MGM at: www.jamesbond.com, or at the Danjaq site at: www.007.com.





    About MGM Interactive MGM Interactive, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (NYSE: MGM), manages business development and production of interactive products for a variety of multimedia platforms, as well as talent and developer relationships. MGM Interactive's upcoming games include this fall’s latest installment to the James Bond videogame franchise, James Bond 007: NightFire, from Electronic Arts,; Rocky, from U.K.-based Rage, based on the unforgettable Academy Award® -winning film; The Great Escape, from SCi, derived from the action-packed cult classic; and The Pink Panther, which casts the world's coolest cat in all-new games from France-based CRYO. For more information about MGM, visit MGM Online at http://www.mgm.com.

    About Eon Productions/Danjaq, LLC Eon Productions/Danjaq, LLC is owned by the Broccoli family and has produced nineteen James Bond films since 1962. The Bond films make up the most successful franchise in film history and include the recent blockbuster films, Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World Is Not Enough produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Eon Productions is currently in production of the twentieth James Bond Film, Die Another Day, which is due for release in the UK in November 2002. Eon Productions and Danjaq, LLC are affiliate companies and control all worldwide merchandising of the James Bond franchise.

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts (EA) posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA SPORTS BIG’, EA GAMES’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at www.info.ea.com. ###

    Contributed by skl (1145) on Feb 28, 2004.

PlayStation Holiday Catalog 2003 - Print/website:
    Do you have what it takes to be Bond? In the best–selling James Bond 007: Nightfire, tackling completely original missions from underwater to outer space will leave you shaken... and stirred.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69497) on Nov 21, 2003.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    Do you have what it takes to be BOND?



    All-new storyline featuring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond

    Rendezvous with beautiful women and confront devious villains in more than 10 exotic locales

    12 action-packed missions combining combat, stealth, and upgradeable gadgets

    Engage in 5 high-speed levels with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and other dynamic vehicles

    Over 10 customizable multiplayer modes including characters and settings from classic James Bond movies

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69497) on Jun 07, 2003.

EA.com:
    100% Pure Bond... James Bond

    The ultimate secret agent is back in his most dangerous adventure yet in James Bond 007: NightFire. Explore new heights and depths like never before-infiltrate towering skyscrapers, take on treacherous underwater missions, and maneuver your sleek Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through the streets of Tokyo while turning on the Bond charm with glamorous (and sometimes deadly) Bond women. New state-of-the-art upgradeable gadgets and weapons and original missions including zero-gravity assignments will leave you shakenÂ…and stirred.

    Contributed by Kartanym (10781) on Feb 28, 2003.

Back of Box, XBOX (Canada):
    Do you have what it takes to be BOND?

    All-new storyline featuring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond!

    Rendezvous with beautiful women and confront devious villains in more than 10 exotic locales.

    12 action-packed missions combining combat, stealth, and upgradeable gadgets.

    Engage in 5 high-speed levels with the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and other dynamic vehicles.

    Over 10 customizable multiplayer modes including characters and settings from classic James Bond movies.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9160) on Dec 26, 2002.