Legendary shooter Rare for Nintendo 64 GoldenEye 007 it is believed to be stuck in licensing hell, but very exciting a development in Germany that left fans wondering if it could finally will return.
According to a number of sources, the game is no longer “banned” for sale in Germany. It has been removed from the list of games, and it appears that one of the Nintendo Europe partners actively requested a review. Here is a rundown of what exactly happened, Courtesy of Reddit user Shin_Ken:
Goldeneye 007 was taken from the German BPjM list of “media harmful to young people”, which severely limited its sales in Germany.
This verification process happens automatically after 25 years, but in this case, verification was actively requested before that date (by one of Nintendo’s European partners, which in this case is probably acting as a proxy).
Such a request does not come for free, and usually you will not make one unless you are planning something with your media.
Again, according to the above source, and outlets such as Eurogamer’s German site, this request happened before the index has expired (25 years). No wonder it is now led to speculation about the game coming to Nintendo Switch Online’s recently launched Expansion Pack, which contains the N64 titles as part of the pack.
Earlier this year, when Rare’s canceled version of XBLA GoldenEye 007 Remaster was leaked on the internet, talk surfaced again about what to do to get this particular game. officially released. As with the original N64 game, it’s a licensing nightmare, but one of the co-executives at the Remaster co-project said it’s mostly for Nintendo.
Would you like the original James Bond game for the N64 to return in one form or another? Do you think this latest development will change anything? Leave your thoughts and theories below.