Update / 007 Blood Stone announced, stars Joss Stone

Update: Trailer arrives

Original story: Bizarre Creations’ long-rumored driving-focused Bond shooter is official.

Activision sends the news with the debut batch of screenshots below and word of artist Joss Stone taking on duties as the latest Bond girl, as well as offering original tunes and theme song for the game; James Bond 007: Blood Stone.

The storyline? What else: “unravel an international conspiracy across exotic locales”.

“Full-throttle, behind-the-wheel action on land and sea” is promised, along with “lethal hand-to-hand combat,” “a diverse array” of online modes (16 player) and “debut strategic objective-based gameplay,” all packed onto a cover-based third-person shooter.

Next to Stone, current Bond man Daniel Craig and boss lady Judi Dench have lend their likeliness as well.

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC game will arrive later this year, during the holiday season.

A new DS game from n-Space is in the works as well. No word how much the two versions have in common though.