Talking with very reliable sources, and seeing evidence ourselves, Xbox Evolved believes that Microsoft, Rareware, MGM Studios (studio that makes the James Bond 007 movies) and Activision (holds the license for James Bond 007 titles right now) have come to an agreement to bring the Rareware developed Goldeneye 007 out to Xbox Live Arcade shortly before the new game developed by Activision is released.
One thing that could quickly flush this rumor down the toilet? Where's Nintendo in all this? Their name supposedly pops up as Goldeneye 007's official publisher and I would think THEY would want the game for the Wii's Virtual Console.
If this IS true, then I can only salivate over this dose of nostalgic goodness. The gameplay would be dated as all hell, but that's why it's an XBLA title and not a retail title. And it doesn't get more fun than planting proximity mines across the whole playing field.
"Wocka Wocka...who wants to hear a funny-ass joke?"
According to many game journalist sites, the XBLA version was almost completed by Rare. However Microsoft and Nintendo were not able to come to an agreement to release the game, so it was cancelled late in development.
It's not for the easily frustrated. I had a bunch of problems with the flicking motion needed for stuff like the ping pong game. I really *wanted* to like it, and I'm sure that if you spent enough time with it you'd get really good.