While James Bond's next film lies in limbo, there are no such dramas with his digital counterpart with Activision finally revealing details on Bond's next video game adventure. Titled, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, the Bizarre Creations developed third-person shooter is scheduled to hit the stores during the holiday season later this year on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Activision also confirmed that developer N-Space is working on a Nintendo DS version of the title to be released alongside the other versions of the game.
This game signals a big move for Bizarre Creations, who is most notably known for its work on Blur and the Project Gotham series of racing titles. Doing away with the frenetic four-wheeled action, Bizarre will instead try to capture "the cinematic intensity of a Bond film" by thrusting players into an "intriguing conspiracy" in the world of agent 007.
Not to be outdone by the silver screen iterations of James Bond, Blood Stone will also assemble some heavyweight Hollywood talent. The most notable of which will be the likeness and voice talents of Daniel Craig and Judi Dench - who will reprise their well-known roles as James Bond and M respectively. Also joining the voice cast is British songstress Joss Stone, who will play a Bond girl in the game. Joss will also be lending her soulful voice to the soundtrack, with confirmation that the award-winning singer will also provide an original music track, titled "I'll Take It All," which she collaborated on with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.
The press release also confirmed that the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game will have "a diverse array of multiplayer modes" for up to 16 players with "objective-based gameplay" allowing players to "battle as teams of spies and mercenaries through authentic Bond locales."
A release date for the title has yet to be confirmed.