GoldenEye: Rogue Agent peers DS bound

Unique technology and gameplay promised for DS version

After a pretty disappointing showing on current gen consoles, EA's new Bond-turned-bad franchise GoldenEye: Rogue Agent is peering at a new platform in the Nintendo DS, the Redwood giant has announced.

Once again you'll reprise the role of a rogue operative who goes over to the dark side after being booted out of MI6. Recruited by Auric Goldfinger in a war against Dr. No, you'll receive both the titular glittering orb and a taste for all things nefarious in an ongoing battle to rule the criminal underworld.

Slated for release this June, Rogue Agent is set to take advantage of the DS's unique features including seven player wireless multiplayer and a single player campaign featuring six missions. The DS's second screen will apparently be employed as a heads-up display allowing you to check ammo levels, hack electronic devices and weapons, decode security locks, plus a few other bits and bobs that EA is keeping up its sleeve.

"We are thrilled to bring GoldenEye: Rogue Agent to the Nintendo DS and create distinctive new features to benefit from the platform's unique technology," said Jon Dean, Executive Producer at EA Tiburon, who are making the DS version of the game. "Playing this action-packed game on the go and right in the palm of your hands is incredible. Bond fans will not be disappointed."

Let's hope he's right and the DS version can rescue GoldenEye's rather tattered reputation on its new platform.