THE BUZZ: EA and Starbreeze have announced that the long-rumored Syndicate reboot is official, following a massive leak of screenshots and details this weekend.
The remake will be set in 2069 and sees players take on the role of Miles Kilo, Eurocorp’s latest prototype agent, in an FPS revival of this classic RTS franchise. The only details we have, is the leaked product description from over the weekend:
“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.”
Mikael Nermark, CEO of Starbreeze studios commented on the reveal:
“We are excited to finally reveal what we’ve been working on the past couple years,” he said. “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.”
“Our goal with Syndicate is to provide a challenging action shooter for today’s gamers as well as fans of the original. I’m sure they will enjoy and recognize the legacy that made it such a classic,” added Jeff Gamon, EA Partners Executive Producer. “Fans of the franchise will recognize many weapons and environments in the game, but in a whole new way. The game also provides a separate and deep 4-player co-op mode featuring missions from the original cult classic, which adds another layer of depth to the overall experience.”
Syndicate is scheduled to release early 2012 for Xbox 360,PlayStation 3 and PC.
EGM’s TAKE: EA has been forced to show their hand early after the leak, we expect to see a full reveal at TGS this week.