If you read the site regularly then this really isn’t news to you since we told you all about this when most of this info leaked over the weekend. But if you don’t regular read the site then you will be happy to know that EA’s reboot of its cult classic Syndicate franchise is official. Electronic Arts and Starbreeze Studios just announced the reinvention of Syndicate, a storied franchise at EA. Created by an all-new development team from the awarding-winning studio that brought gamers The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness, Starbreeze Studios delivers a unique and brutal sci-fi first-person shooter experience set in a not too distant future, where business is war. Players take on the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp’s latest prototype agent, and embark on an epic action adventure full of corruption and revenge.
“We are excited to finally reveal what we’ve been working on the past couple years,” says Mikael Nermark, CEO of Starbreeze Studios. “It’s been a great experience working with EA, and an amazing opportunity for us to use our expertise in the first person shooter and action genres to bring back, and reignite, the signature action/espionage gameplay of Syndicate.”
Set in 2069, Syndicate takes players into a dark, Machiavellian world run without government oversight with many syndicates vying for total dominance of their local market place. With no one to question their intentions or actions, three mega corporations – Eurocorp, Cayman Global, and Aspari – are at the forefront of this brutal war for control of the pivotal American market. In the world of Syndicate, everything is digitally connected, including the people. Players aren’t limited to the weapons in their hands. Through DART 6 bio-chip technology implanted in their head, players can slow down time and breach the digital world around them to take down their foes using a variety of upgradable hacking mechanics. Syndicate’s blend of fast-paced, futuristic, action shooter settings and story combined with innovative chip breach gameplay instantly immerses players in a unique digital world. In addition to a robust single player story, the game also provides a separate and deep 4-player co-op mode featuring missions from the original game. The reboot is definitely a drastic detour from the original, not sure how fans of the original will take to the reboot. If you played the original, what do you think of the game being reimagined as a first person shooter?
Syndicate will be available in early 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more information on Syndicate, visit www.syndicate.ea.com.