GoldenEye’s “paintball” multiplayer mode, something won at a hard cost on the Nintendo 64 original, is a pre-order downloadable content exclusive, GiantBomb reports. It is not unlockable without a code from GameStop, which will be given out only for preorders of GoldenEye 007:Reloaded on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Earlier in the week, word spread that Paintball mode, which Nintendo 64 enthusiasts won after beating the game’s Dam stage on Secret Agent difficulty in two minutes, 40 seconds, would be unlockable via in-game progression. Thursday, Activision reps told GiantBomb that wasn’t the case.
It’s still available as an offline mode for the game’s Mi6 Ops missions, a special singleplayer mode against bot opponents in familiar multiplayer setups. That said, if the host of an online multiplayer match has paintball mode enabled, opponents who do not have the paintball DLC still will see it–meaning the content itself is on the disc.
Does this mean it’s going to be sold later to those who bought the game but didn’t preorder it from from GameStop? “All DLC is TBA, nothing is confirmed yet,,” the rep told GiantBomb.