Syndicate Indicated by EA
After being accidentally outed via EA’s download service Origin, a whole new game in the cult Syndicate series has been formally announced and revealed to the world by EA today along with some all-important plot details and screens which you can find after the jump…
The new game is entitled simply Syndicate and is being developed by The Darkness and Chronicles of Riddick developer Starbreeze Studios. Most notably, the title has been revealed to be a first person shooter, which will no doubt divide many fans and purists. In terms of story, Syndicate will see players take on the role of ‘Eurocorp’s latest prototype agent’ by the name of Miles Kilo in a “dark Machiavellian world run without government oversight with many syndicates vying for total dominance of their local market place.” Three factions – Eurocorp, Cayman Golbal and Aspari – are to feature prominently in the game, while you’ve been implemented with something called “DART 6 bio-chip technology” which grants you various abilities – with two mentioned so far allowing you to hack computers and to slow down time with no doubt more to be announced closer to the game’s release. Meanwhile on the multiplayer side, the game is also set to feature a 4 player co-op mode that “features missions from the original cult classic.”
Mikael Nermark, CEO of Starbreeze Studios is of course excited about the game: “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.” Meanwhile Jeff Gamon, EA Partners Executive Producer claims: “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,” – whether EA & Starbreeze manage to live up to that promise remains to be seen, but we’ve got until “early 2012” to wait before we’ll find out when Syndicate will be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.