Quantum of Solace: The Video Game (2008)


Character: Vesper Lynd
Co-Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen
Written by: Paul Golding
Based on: Quantum of Solace, a 2008 James Bond film
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: Rated T (for Teens)
Publisher: Activision
Developers: Treyarch (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360), Eurocom (PlayStation 2), Beenox (Microsoft Windows, Wii), Vicarious Visions (Nintendo DS)
Release Date: November 4, 2008
 
 
 
Summary

James Bond battles the evil Quantum organization as well as a new enemy.

 
 
Eva Green’s Role

Eva does voice work as Vesper Lynd, an accountant who worked for the Treasury Department and is sent to assist 007 on the “Casino Royale” mission in Casino Royale (2006). Intelligent, beautiful, but with many dark secrets, Vesper is the ultimate Bond girl for whom James Bond seeks revenge for in Quantum of Solace.

 
 
Online Links
Official Website
IMDb Page
 
 
Available on: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
 
 
Production Trivia & Facts
This is the first time that an official James Bond tie-in video-game will be released on the same day as its associated movie: Quantum of Solace (2008).

This is the first ever James Bond video game to feature the James Bond character with a Daniel Craig voice and likeness. Other likenesses of real Bond characters that appears in the game are for Judi Dench as M, Eva as Vesper Lynd, Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre, Olga Kurylenko as Camille and Mathieu Amalric as Dominic Greene.

The video game is based on two consecutive James Bond movies: Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008) of which Quantum of Solace is a direct sequel to the former. Action scenes in the game are replications of events from both Bond movies.

This is the first James Bond video game to be released on a seventh generation console.

This video-game’s title song is called “When Nobody Loves You” and it’s a different song to the one used in the movie Quantum of Solace (2008) which was called “Another Way To Die” by Jack White and Alicia Keys.

The parkour/free-running game-scene in this video-game is derived from the opening chase sequence in Casino Royale (2006) though it does not include the likeness of Sebastien Foucan as the free running bomber.

The scene at the “Body Worlds Exhibition” in Miami, USA in Casino Royale (2006) has been replaced for this video-game and instead the game scene is set at a “Science of Rotary Flight Exhibition” in Miami, USA.

The torture of James Bond by Le Chiffre made famous in the original “Casino Royale” novel and featured in the film Casino Royale (2006) was not included in this video game. This scene was allegedly left out of the video-game for it to garner a lower games classifications rating.

The game-play can switch between first person and third person perspectives. This is so the game-player can have a more Bond movie feel where players can see themselves as James Bond. As such, the game-player can play the shooter or see their own action from a different perspective.

Locations from the movies Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008) that are featured in the game include Siena, Lake Como and Venice in Italy, London and environs in England, Miami, USA, Madagascar, Africa, Bolivia in South America and Austria and Montenegro in Europe.

This is the first James Bond video-game that has been developed for the Wii platform.

Voice actor David Houston was originally cast as the voice of James Bond in Activision’s “Quantum of Solace” video game as a voice match for Daniel Craig before Craig himself agreed to work on the project.