Starbreeze Studios has long been working with EA on a re-imagined version of a classic game franchise, but it hasn’t been until today that we’ve known what Starbreeze has been up to. As it turns out, Starbreeze and EA are working on a new version of Syndicate for Xbox 360 and PS3, with a release date “early in 2012.”
Starbreeze Studios, for those who don’t follow the company all that closely, is the development studio responsible for The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness.
Starbreeze Studios’ version of Syndicate is a brutal sci-fi first-person shooter set in the near 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.
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.
“Fans of the franchise will recognize many weapons and environments in the game, but in a whole new way” says Jeff Gamon, EA Partners Executive Producer. “The game also provides a separate and deep four-player co-op mode featuring missions from the original cult classic, which adds another layer of depth to the overall experience.”
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.
Syndicate will be available in early 2012 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC.