It's probably a bit controversial to post this here... but I think it's something that needs to be said.
A team at Rare are month or two away from completing Goldeneye - 10th Anniversary Edition for Xbox Live Arcade. I've played it, and it's an absolutely fantastic port of the original game, with features such as -
- Flawless recreation of the original gameplay. This is the original code - just running on an Xbox 360.
- Rock solid 60 frames a second. (I saw it drop to 30 once when a ton of mines exploded.)
- All new high def graphics (with the option to switch back to the original N64 graphics any time).
- 4-way online splitscreen multiplayer - see what the other 3 players can see, even over Live!
- New multiplayer maps - play on the single player Dam, Depot or Frigate levels.
Now, there's only one small problem - you can't have it.
Negotiations with Nintendo have completely broken down. Satoru Iwata's final word is, roughly, "Goldeneye is a Nintendo product and should only be on a Nintendo platform". The team working on it have been sent home.
For the Xbox haters in the audience: no, this does not benefit you. If it doesn't come out, then neither Goldeneye, nor any other Rare game, will come out on Wii Virtual console in future. (Microsoft aren't that public spirited.) So Nintendo's decision is truly a benefit to nobody.
At this point, it looks like public opinion is the only hope. If you want Goldeneye to ever be rereleased, on a Nintendo platform or otherwise, speak up. Let Nintendo know they're acting like a bunch of jerks.