Good news, Mr. Bond: we finally have an Xbox and Nintendo Switch Online release date for GoldenEye 007. You can enjoy Rare's classic N64 shooter on Xbox and Switch starting from Friday, so make sure you and your friends are ready to relearn all of the best places to hide in Facility all over again.
Nintendo announced the news of GoldenEye 007's arrival on Switch Online via a retro-tastic trailer, which shows off what the Switch version of the game will look like. An Xbox trailer was also released showcasing that ecosystem's version of the game; they're pretty similar, of course, apart from one glaring difference. The Switch trailer is available below.
GoldenEye 007 looks like it'll play pretty much exactly as you remember it on Switch and Xbox, albeit with some visual and gameplay improvements. It'll still boast the same single-player campaign taking you through Pierce Brosnan's inaugural Bond adventure, as well as the now-legendary multiplayer mode that pits various Bond characters against one another across a series of GoldenEye-inspired settings.
Of course, you can also look forward to a couple of important improvements to GoldenEye 007 on Switch, including widescreen support and online multiplayer. When the re-release of GoldenEye 007 was announced in September last year, it was revealed that only the Switch version would support online play; the Xbox version, which is also landing on January 27th, will support split-screen multiplayer, but won't allow agents around the world to battle each other.
You'll be able to play GoldenEye 007 on Switch via Switch Online, as well as on Xbox Game Pass, starting from this Friday, January 27th. If you want to play the game on Switch, you'll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership, as well as the extra Expansion Pack service that adds the ability to play N64 games and various other perks. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can enjoy GoldenEye 007 as part of their subscription, and if you've already bought the Rare Replay compilation on Xbox, you'll receive GoldenEye 007 at no additional cost.