EA reveals new Syndicate as FPS

Written by Joe Martin

September 12, 2011 // 11:12 a.m.

Tags: #2012 #bullfrog #co-op-games #electronic-arts #reboot #remake #starbreeze #starbreeze-syndicate #syndicate #syndicate-2 #syndicate-2012

Electronic Arts has finally confirmed the long-suspected rumour that developer Starbreeze is working on a 'reinvention' of 1993 classic, Syndicate.

Starbreeze's version of Syndicate has been in development for a few years already, under the codename 'Project Redline'.

Planned for release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Starbreeze's reimagining of Bullfrog's seminal strategy game will be a FPS with a four-player co-operative campaign that stands separate from a singleplayer story. The game is currently set for a 2012 release date.

The new storyline begins in 2069, where mega-corporations have replaced governments and neural implants have hit the mainstream, allowing companies to exert control over customers directly.

Players will take the role of Miles Kilo, an enforcer for one of three syndicates attempting to seize control of the American market.

Gameplay will apparently feature upgradable weaponry, armour, equipment and neural implant enhancements that allow players to look through walls, slow time perception and more, according to information unearthed on NeoGAF.

Missions from the original Syndicate will apparently feature in neo-Syndicate's co-op campaign.

'Our goal with Syndicate is to provide a challenging action shooter for today's gamers as well as fans of the original,' said Jeff Gamon, EA Partners Executive Producer.

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