We're just a few short weeks away from the long-awaited re-release of Goldeneye 007. Activision is hoping that the mixture of nostalgia for a classic shooter, combined with some modern tweaks and enhancements, including a completely different actor playing James Bond, will bring both fans of the franchise as well as new players to the store shelves. Today the publisher has released a brand new trailer for the Wii-exclusive, this one highlighting one of the better aspects of the original game's single player campaign: the tank. For those of you who don't remember, in the original game, James had to commandeer a tank in a timed mission to chase General Ourumov through the streets of St. Petersburg. Although the reload speed on the tank in the Goldeneye was rather slow, those shells did pack one hell of a punch; and from the looks of things in the new trailer, that punch has returned.
Apart from the fact that you're driving a tank, and it looks like you're chasing after Ourumov, this footage doesn't bear much resemblance to the original tank level. First of all, in the N64 game, the streets of St. Petersburg were flat, with block after block of two-story buildings. This time around it looks like there are construction sites, skyscrapers, and a generally more diverse look to the environments. Additionally, there is no way the original game had helicopters that you had to shoot down. That's not a complaint, just saying. Not too much longer now before we're all able to run over soldiers and civilians alike with treaded impunity!