No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in Harm's Way


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Remastered, reissued, re-released, or resurrected? Any guess is a good one.

BY BRANDIN TYRREL Over a decade after No One Lives Forever first infiltrated the PC, the spy-spoof first-person shooter has resurfaced through a series of trademark filings.

As Siliconera reports, trademarks for No One Lives Forever, A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way, The Operative, and Contract J.A.C.K. have all been filed by Night Dive Studios, potentially indicating a re-release or reissuing. Night Dive Studios specializes in the optimization and digital distribution of older licenses, most recently System Shock 2, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, and the Wizardry series.

The whereabouts of the rights to No One Lives Forever were something of a mystery for a time. Originally published by Fox Interactive, which was purchased by Vivendi, which then merged with Activision, the series went quiet for a long time, until last week. It's important to note that trademarks are filed all the time for a variety of reasons that don't ever produce more than paperwork. However, seeing as Night Dive Studios specializes in the restoration of beloved classics and was never associated with the developer--Monolith Studios, now part of WB Entertainment--or any of the publishers, all signs seem to point to Cate Archer being called out of retirement.

"At this time we are unable to comment on future plans," Night Dive Studios CEO Stephen Kick told Siliconera. "I would like to add that our team has a great fondness for these games and our hope is that they will one day be re-released."

GAMES: Operative (the): No One Lives Forever: Game of the Year Edition, No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in Harm's Way, Contract J.A.C.K.
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