EA and Starbreeze Studios today officially announced the reinvention of Syndicate, the franchise first seen on many systems including the SEGA Mega Drive way back in 1993. The new game will be created by an all-new development team at Starbreeze Studios, creators of The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness. Their new game Syndicate aims to deliver a unique and brutal first-person shooter set in a not too distant Blade Runner esque future, where business is war.
“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.”
Players will be able to not only take control of some traditional weaponry they will also have the ability to “slow down time and breach the digital world around them to take down their foes using a variety of upgradable hacking mechanics”. 4 Player co-op will also be a feature of the new Syndicate game and will include some classic missions found in the original game.
“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,” says Jeff Gamon, EA Partners Executive Producer.
Syndicate will be available in early 2012 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
[flickrset id=”72157627653973274″ thumbnail=”thumbnail” photos=”” overlay=”true” size=”large”]