GoldenEye Remaster Rumours Revived as Trademark Updated

GoldenEye on Windows

Just when you thought it was safe to play Super Mario 64, Bond is Back. The GoldenEye 007 Remaster rumourmill has cranked back into action with news that the trademark for the game has been updated.

As reported by NintendoLife, “Danjaq LLC, the company that owns many trademarks and licenses for the Bond franchise, was granted an extension to use the trademark […] on 15th March”

But why? Well, it could be due to any number of things:

  • Bond’s movie incarnation is 60 this year (Dr No hit cinemas in 1962)
  • The entire franchise is now owned by Amazon
  • There’s a re-release of GoldenEye 007 on the cards for Xbox, Switch, PC, or any other suitable platform you care to suggest

However, there may be a reason against releasing it, although tht sounds a bit backwards under the circumstances:

That’s right: when we were at peace with Russia, it was okay to release a game based on a film with Russian antagonists taking place in the Soviet Union (and later the former Soviet Union), but in the aftermath of Russia invading Ukraine, it’s not.

Nah, doesn’t compute. Whatever the case, with so much in favour of a GoldenEye 007 re-release, it must be along soon. And if not, here’s how to play GoldenEye‘s abandoned Xbox Live release from 2008 on Windows.