VIDEO: Joss Stone stars in James Bond 007: Blood Stone
With no new Bond film on the immediate horizon, fans of 007 will take whatever they can get their hands on. Luckily, Activision is coming to the rescue with not just one forthcoming game - the Wii-exclusive re-imaging of Goldeneye - but two.
Announced at a swish press conference in the heart of London, James Bond 007: Blood Stone will be an all new chapter in the franchise, one that will be available for all major formats "this Holiday Season".
Few details were revealed, mainly protected for fear of giving away spoilers, but a short film of gameplay and cut scenes was shown, which we bring you in hastily recorded fashion. In addition, one of the stars of the forthcoming title was presented to the press.
Popstress, Joss Stone, has the unique honour of being both Bond girl and singer of the original Blood Stone theme song, "I'll Take it All" (co-written with The Eurythmic's Dave Stewart).
And she's certainly thrilled for the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Honour Blackman and Ursula Andress: "It's so special being a Bond girl," said Stone.
"I was shocked that they asked me," she added, probably because she's not an actress per se. "But it's voice over really. [The developers] are doing the acting for me."
That, and the fact that "Blood Shakira" didn't sound quite right.
Although we don't know much about the plot itself, we do know a little about Joss' character. She's integral to the plot and is a diamond connoisseur: "She's a posh version of Paris Hilton," Stone told us.
The script for the game is written by Bruce Feirstein, who has screenplays for Bond movies Goldeneye, The World is Not Enough, and Tomorrow Never Dies under his belt, so it's going to be a true Bond experience. And Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench reprise their roles as James Bond and "M" respectively.
But we'll leave the last words to Joss Stone herself, who said this to describe the convergence of different media, but it could directly apply to the Bond franchise itself: "Movies, music and videogames - mash them up and it's wonderful."
We couldn't have put it better ourselves.
UPDATE: Screenshots have now turned up, so we've posted them below...