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GoldenEye 007 Coming to Nintendo Switch Expansion Pass with Online Play

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Updated: Sep 13, 2022 5:01 pm
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GoldenEye 007 is coming to the Nintendo Switch expansion pass.

The original GoldenEye 007 on N64 is one of the most popular and influential FPS titles of the 90s.

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Fans have been clamoring for the game to come to the Switch for years.

It looks like those people are getting their wish, and even better, it includes online play.

GoldenEye 007 Coming to Nintendo Switch Expansion Pass

The Nintendo Expansion Pass is a service from Nintendo for playing Switch games online, as well giving them access to a bunch of emulated Nintendo games.

GoldenEye 007 was announced to be coming to the N64 emulation app during the September 2022 Nintendo Direct. Towards the show’s mid-point, we were treated to the classic James Bond opening.

It was also revealed that the game would be coming to the service soon, but we have no details on how long we’ll have to wait until we get our hands on the game.

Play GoldenEye 007 Online on Nintendo Switch

One of the biggest parts of this reveal is that Nintendo has added online support to Goldeneye 007. This means that when the game comes to the service, you’ll be able to play the game online against your friends.

This is a huge update to the longevity of the game, which was mostly kept alive by the speedrunning community and player alterations to make it online capable.

Also on Game Pass

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Rare also revealed that they’d be bringing the game to Xbox systems. Not only that, but the game will be included on Game Pass, so if you’re already a subscriber, you’ll be able to play at no extra cost.

This event marks a big change for the game since Rare made the game for Nintendo but was then bought by Microsoft. Over the years, this has caused some strain between the two companies regarding IPs released across platforms.

The Game Pass version of GoldenEye 007 will miss out on the online play, as the feature is to be Nintendo exclusive. Luckily, if you already own Rare Replay, it seems like you’ll get a copy of the game for free anyway.

GoldenEye 007 Nintendo Switch FAQs

When is GoldenEye 007 coming to Nintendo Switch?

So far, the only hint of a release window we have is ‘coming soon’, and that goes for both the Xbox and Nintendo versions of the game.

Will you be able to play GoldenEye 007 online?

Yes. While the game may not support the feature at launch, Nintendo has stated that online play will be bought to the game.

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