By Paul Hunter
Daniel Craig made quite a splash during the 2012 London Olympics after he traveled to Buckingham Palace to take Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on a very special "Bond" mission that involved parachuting into the packed Olympic Stadium. Craig clearly has unmatched star power around the world, and particularly in the U.K., which makes the announcement of his involvement in Activision's upcoming 007 Legends a significant addition to the star-studded talent list.
Not only will Craig be lending his likeness as James Bond in the game, but he will also voice the famed international spy throughout the campaign. The British-born actor has played the role of James Bond since 2006, with Casino Royale, and has since starred in 2008's Quantum of Solace and the upcoming Bond film, Skyfall.
In addition to Craig, Activision has announced more past and present Bond talent that are involved with the game, including Richard Kiel who reprises his role from Moonraker as the notorious henchman Jaws, while Michael Lonsdale once again plays the role of Sir Hugo Drax, the ruthless billionaire hellbent on poisoning the human race. Activision has also previously announced that Skyfall's Naomie Harris and Rory Kinnear will lend their talent to 007 Legends, playing the roles of 007's adept co-agent and the MI6 Chief of Staff, respectively.
Furthermore, veteran Bond film writer, Bruce Feirstein (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough), has been tasked with penning 007 Legends. Feirstein is no stranger to Bond video games, as he previously wrote the script for video game adaptations of Everything or Nothing and From Russia With Love, and most recently wrote an original story for the remake of GoldenEye 007.
007 Legends has been called a "a celebration of 50 years of James Bond films" by developer Eurocom, as the game will incorporate stories from five classic Bond films and bring them into the present, with Daniel Craig's Bond starring throughout. Moonraker has been revealed as the movie inspiring the first mission of the game, while the second mission will be based on the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The six and final mission will be based on the story of Skyfall, releasing in theatres this October.
With only three of six missions announced expect more surprises as we approach the launch of 007 Legends.
For more information on 007 Legends, check out Activision's official website here: http://www.007legends.com.
007 Legends is releasing for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 16, 2012. The game is being developed by Eurocom and published by Activision.
007 Legends is not yet rated.
[This article originally appeared on the Future Shop Tech Blog]