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Syndicate Reboot Deploys In February

By Pete Haas 2011-09-28 11:34:31 discussion comments
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When EA announced a shooter reboot of the Syndicate strategy series, they said it would be arriving in early 2012. Today at a press conference in Las Vegas they chiseled that estimate down to an exact date.

Gamasutra reports that Syndicate will be released on February 21 in North America. Europe will receive the game on the 24th. It's not immediately clear whether that applies to all versions of the game; Gamasutra suspected that the PC edition might arrive slower than its console counterparts.

Syndicate is set in a near-future where megacorporations reign supreme. They'll use any methods, no matter how unsavory, in order to edge out their competition. They employ enforcers known as Agents to do their dirty work. Players control Miles Kino, a new Agent for Eurocorp. The storyline is said to be penned by Richard Morgan, the sci-fi author who also worked on Crysis 2.

Agents will have a large arsenal of upgradeable weapons at their disposal. Each is also implanted with DART 6 bio-chip technology. These augmentations allow them to slow down time, hack electronics, and see through walls, among other things.

Syndicate supports online co-op for up to four players. Nine of the co-op missions are said to be inspired by the original game.

The reboot is in development at Starbreeze Studios, the outfit that created The Darkness and The Chronicles of Riddick.
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