GoldenEye 007 with online multiplayer will be coming to Nintendo Switch, remaster finally coming to Game Pass

Switch slappers only.

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Nintendo has really been making good on its promise to “improve and expand” the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass since its launch. GoldenEye 007 has been on our list of Nintendo 64 games we want to see added to the service, and now that wish has been granted.

Announced during the latest Nintendo Direct, GoldenEye 007 will be “coming soon” to the Switch Online N64 library. There’s no more specific release date than that, though most new additions to the service have been added rather quickly after being announced. Not only will the game be made available to Expansion Pass subscribers, but as promised in the trailer, it will also include online multiplayer. This will be the first time the classic retro shooter will support online functionality — something that fans have been waiting for. Now the question is whether or not you’ll be able to ban Oddjob from online picks.

GoldenEye 007 has been in the headlines for a while now. At the very start of the year, a series of leaked achievements indicated that a remaster for Xbox and potentially PC was in the works, and now we finally have news on that too. As the Switch version was announced, developer Rare also took to Twitter to announce an updated Game Pass version. It’s also “coming soon,” but even though we don’t have a date, we do know about its new enhancements. This version of GoldenEye will include the aforementioned achievements, 4K resolution, a smoother framerate, and split-screen local multiplayer. There’s no mention of online play like the Switch version, but that all still sounds pretty good.

These GoldenEye re-releases aren’t the only 007 games on the mind of James Bond fans either. Hitman 3 developer IO Interactive is working on its own 007 title with an original story, and it may even be expanded into a full trilogy. That seems to be set for a 2025 release at the earliest though.