Wii Wimps Out: No Gun for GoldenEye 007 Classic Edition

While peripheral companies crank out realistic-looking game guns for all the right moves on all the right platforms, Nintendo’s Wii is opting for a golden controller for the release of its GoldenEye 007 Classic Edition. “In addition to the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, GoldenEye will also support the Wii Zapper for ‘point and shoot’ gamers, giving players several ways to experience GoldenEye on Wii”, said David Pokress of Activision Publishing. “We also couldn’t pass up the opportunity to pay homage to the golden gun with the gold Classic Controller Pro, which looks cool and also gives shooter fans a familiar control scheme to use as they blast their way through the game.” Not as cool as an actual—well, plastic—golden gun. But then Wii has always been the most Mario of machines, yes? BTW: special effects meistro John Stears fashioned Scaramanga’s golden gun from a cigarette case, fountain pen and cigarette lighter.

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