In May 11th-13th, 2000, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3, was ground zero for the unveiling of the next James Bond game from Electronic Arts tentatively titled “007 Racing”. As the hoped-for temporary title suggests, this is an all-racing, all-driving, action game.
Bond fans will certainly be excited to see that the Aston-Martin is one of six featured cars in the new game, including the BMW Z-3 and the Lotus Turbo Esprit. The other three cars identities aren`t yet known.
The game is labeled as “combat racing” though that doesn`t mean you can expect a Carmagheddon-style game, nor will it be a strictly speed game either. Bond has fifteen missions to complete, including a teaser mission unrelated to the rest of the game. Missoins may include you picking up stinger missles, destroying a helicopter, or doing stealth surveillance.
Multi-player is planned, but it`s good to remember that as long as a game is in development, anything can happen (Tomorrow Never Dies was scheduled for multi-player and then was scrapped). “007 Racing” is schedule for release late in the third quarter/early fourth quarter of 2000. If The World Is Not Enough and 007Racing both make their due dates, Bond fans should have plenty of thrills to keep them busy this Fall.
Due to a licensing difficulty, the “Cheapass Games” intriguing offer, “Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond” is going out of print at the end of August, after which the item may no longer be sold or offered at the Cheapass website.
The game places you as James Bond, trying to stall a villain from murdering you by gettting him to talk and boast about his plan!
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In other collectibles news, one of the two Octopussy Bede Jets was auctioned off by Maud Adams and Bianca Jagger last week on an American Movie Classics Live Auction but failed to meet its $200,000 reserve, despite Jagger’s encouragement that the lucky winner could easily fit the 300 m.p.h. jet in their garage.
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