James Bond 007: Blood Stone Announced

By zigs00,
Activision have today announced that their newest Bond game finally has a name: James Bond 007: Blood Stone.

Oddly enough though, the press release that they sent out announcing this starts with a whole paragraph about Grammy Award-winner Joss Stone and her appearance as a lead role in the game. Would've preferred more details about the actual game, but whatever...

Award winning artist Joss Stone is set to debut as the newest Bond girl in Activision Publishing, Inc.'s James Bond 007: Blood Stone, an original Bond experience from legendary screenwriter Bruce Feirstein. In addition to stepping into a leading role, Grammy and BRIT Award winner Joss Stone will create original music for the game, luring players into an explosive third-person action adventure where they will unravel an international conspiracy across exotic locales. Players will experience full-throttle, behind-the-wheel action on land and sea while using the most high tech gadgetry known to James Bond 007, the world's most skilled secret agent.

"James Bond 007: Blood Stone captures the cinematic intensity of a Bond film by immersing players in an intriguing conspiracy that will require them to think and act like James Bond," said David Pokress, Head of Marketing for Licensed Properties, Activision Publishing. "In addition, the game will feature a diverse array of multi-player modes and debut strategic objective-based gameplay that will allow Xbox 360 players to battle as teams of spies and mercenaries through authentic Bond locales."

James Bond 007: Blood Stone features the likeness and voice talent of Daniel Craig, Joss Stone and Judi Dench and features an epic, original story developed by legendary screenwriter Bruce Feirstein. Players can engage in cover-based firefights, lethal hand-to-hand combat and speed their way through explosive adrenaline-fueled driving sequences as they embark on a global chase leading to action on land and sea through Athens, Istanbul, Monaco and Bangkok. Gamers can also feel what it is like to be a 00 agent, as they take the battle online in several robust 16-person multi-player modes that require skill, teamwork and strategy as players compete in matches that will have spies battling mercenaries.

Joss Stone provides an original musical track to the game titled, "I'll Take it All" written and performed by her and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. The song will be featured exclusively in James Bond 007: Blood Stone.
The game is being developed by Bizzare Creations, whose most recent titles include Blur, http://www.trueachievements.com/PGR-4-xbox-360.htm, http://www.trueachievements.com/Geometry-Wars-Evolved-x....htm and http://www.trueachievements.com/The-Club-xbox-360.htm. Seems like an odd choice of developers, but a talented bunch nonetheless.

Oh, and the "legendary screenwriter" mentioned above, Bruce Feirstein? He's best known for co-writing the scripts for Bond movies GoldenEye and The World is Not Enough, and penning the story and screenplay for Tomorrow Never Dies. With him and both Daniel Craig and Judi Dench on board, it's clear there's some strong Bond pedigree working on the game.

No word yet on a release date, but it is expected to ship this Holiday season.

Here's an explosive, badass and pretty awesome looking Reveal Trailer for the game

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