The lineup of Bond films to be featured in 007 Legends is almost complete with the game’s publisher, Activision, recently announcing that both Licence to Kill (1989) and Die Another Day (2002) will comprise two of the game’s six missions.
Daniel Craig’s voice and likeness will be used to portray James Bond throughout the entire game, while certain villains and supporting characters will be voiced by their original actors. Carey Lowell and Tobey Stevens will be reprising their roles of Pam Bouvier and Gustav Graves from Licence to Kill and Die Another Day, respectively.
Licence to Kill was the second and final film to star Timothy Dalton; it was the sixteenth film in the franchise. Dalton made his mark in Bond lore for his more gritty, ruthless, and violent portrayal of the character. Die Another Day on the other hand is regarded as one of the worst in the series; it was the fourth and final film to star Pierce Brosnan. While there is no way they could have used Goldeneye (1995), it is odd that they did not go with The World is Not Enough (1999), which is considered by some to be the second-best of the Pierce Brosnan films.
Finally, this announcement more or less confirms Activision’s commitment to have a Bond film represented for each actor that portrayed the character. All are present (including George Lazenby’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Roger Moore’s Moonraker, and Daniel Craig’s Skyfall, which will be added as downloadable content) except for a film that starred Sean Connery, the man who many argue is the truest James Bond. Which film do you feel the developers will go with? Let us know in the comments below.
007 Legends will be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 16th, 2012. The newest trailer is available for viewing below.