This spin-off video-game was released a staggering forty-two years after the original From Russia with Love (1963) film was made. This game includes Sean Connery's likeness and he even provided the voice. It is Connery's last performance as James Bond to date and he voiced it twenty-two years after appearing 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.
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 Stavros Blofeld, so they used Goldfinger and Dr. No as the masterminds instead.