This spin-off video-game was released 42 years after the film From Russia with Love (1963) was made. This game includes Sean Connery's likeness and he even provided the voice. It is Connery's final performance as James Bond, 22 years after his last appearance in the role in Never Say Never Again (1983).
Originally the game was intended to be a follow up to 007: Nightfire (2002) with Pierce Brosnan's likeness and voice set to reprise Bond again. The game was to be called "Phoenix Rising". However when Brosnan officially announced that he's stepping down from the role in February 2005, the idea for Phoenix Rising was scrapped and instead was switched to From Russia with Love.
With Connery returning to the role of Bond for the game, this means that since the start of the Bond franchise over 50 years ago, the 1990s and 2010s are the only decades in which Connery does not play Bond.
The trivia item below may give away important plot points.
Because they could not use the name SPECTRE, the name of the evil organization in the film, Eon renamed it OCTOPUS for the game instead. They also could not use the name of SPECTRE's leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld, so they used Goldfinger and Dr. No as the masterminds instead.