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Images and press release of Syndicate

Images and press release of Syndicate

EA and Starbreeze Studios announce the revival of the cult classic franchise Syndicate. Here are the one and only image we got so far some info in the press release.
Update: 8 screens added.


EA AND STARBREEZE STUDIOS ANNOUNCE THE REVIVAL OF THE CULT CLASSIC FRANCHISE SYNDICATE


REDWOOD CITY, Calif. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Starbreeze Studios today announced the reinvention of Syndicate, a storied franchise at EA. Created by an all-new development team from the awarding-winning studio that brought gamers The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness, Starbreeze Studios delivers a unique and brutal sci-fi first-person shooter experience set in a not too distant 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.

“Fans of the franchise will recognize many weapons and environments in the game, but in a whole new way. The game also provides a separate and deep 4-player co-op mode featuring missions from the original cult classic, which adds another layer of depth to the overall experience.”

“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.”

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. 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.

“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. “Fans of the franchise will recognize many weapons and environments in the game, but in a whole new way. The game also provides a separate and deep 4-player co-op mode featuring missions from the original cult classic, which adds another layer of depth to the overall experience.”

Syndicate will be available in early 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and the PC. For more information on Syndicate, please visit www.syndicate.ea.com.

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Commented on 2011-09-12 12:32:44
Worst kept secret in gaming!
Commented on 2011-09-12 13:35:06
Gah, a blooming FPS...they waited this long to release a syndicate fps? My hype is currently below zero... Also, Starbreeze...they have produced some decent games, but nothing as iconic as Syndicate.
Commented on 2011-09-12 13:43:49
im intrigued tbh. i have no prior experience with syndicate. but a starbreeze FPS is something to be excited about imo since they usually make something quite unique within a genre so tired. case in point riddick and darkness... the leaked images look pretty decent too, whether they're in-game or not? who knows.
Commented on 2011-09-12 13:53:15
But Starbreeze is not the same old Starbreeze we know. You sure have read what happened to this dev in 1up feature, right?
Commented on 2011-09-12 14:04:42
Cool looking character, sci fi...now hopefully the gameplay will deliver.
Commented on 2011-09-12 15:08:49
Get a small Deus Ex vibe from this. Screens look alright, would like to see gameplay.
Commented on 2011-09-12 16:03:08
Oh No! Where are the squad controls? What about augmenting your agent? How about capturing tech or salvaging hostile agents? No Persuadatron? Massing a mob of armed civilians to take out a boss was great. I am curious because of the IP but saddened and concerned about this becoming a FPS.
Commented on 2011-09-12 16:17:05
I never played Syndicate, but you'd have to be at least in your 30s to play this in 1993 and apprrciate it. Now cant find the first game ANYWHERE unlike Xcom!

Starbreeze is one of my faves, so I.ll hold out hope for a tactical shooter, and if it respects the old game like Deus Ex HR.
Commented on 2011-09-12 16:19:03 In reply to St_Reborn
Posted by St_Reborn
Oh No! Where are the squad controls? What about augmenting your agent? How about capturing tech or salvaging hostile agents? No Persuadatron? Massing a mob of armed civilians to take out a boss was great. I am curious because of the IP but saddened and concerned about this becoming a FPS.
Isn't that Syndicate Wars you are talking about now? :P
Commented on 2011-09-12 16:29:48 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Isn't that Syndicate Wars you are talking about now? :P
Not really I installed syndicate from floppy disc :( It was a game that I went in halves $$ to buy with my best friend at the time.

From giant bomb:
The Persuadatron is a device used by agents in "Syndicate" to coerce civilians and some law enforcement into temporary service.

First seen in Syndicate, this device renders any civilian into a friendly follower. These followers will pick up weapons, and protect your agents if a fire fight erupts.

In Syndicate Wars it's only possible to "persuade" law enforcement and enemy agents once you have amassed a large group of civilian followers.

In Syndicate and Syndicate Wars, any persuaded agents who survive the mission will be converted into new agents for later use.

said item in use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=538rLOAaSOc
Commented on 2011-09-12 16:30:10
Just read that:

''The team is treating the Syndicate name with a huge helping of respect. A number of ex-Bullfrog employees are on board, in senior roles, making sure this remake feels like a proper Syndicate game. ''

Hype +1
Commented on 2011-09-12 16:36:28
Looks good and I hope it turns out well

But really a lot of people left Starbrezee after completing Riddick, including the main programmer...I still hope its as good as their previous games.
Commented on 2011-09-12 16:48:43
I wonder if they will have the controversial squad mechanics. Where your squad does not consist only of soldiers, but hacked civilians.
Commented on 2011-09-12 17:04:14
Give me my persuadertron, 8 miniguns, 4 flamethrower, 3 gauss guns and 4 agents with lvl3 bodyparts. KABOOM BABY! Stick your bloody FPS where the sun don't shine...
To be honest, I hope that this will be a good game sooooo badly, even if it is a FPS...
I still play syndicate 1 very often and never stopped loving it. American Revolt was imho one of the best game addons of all times.
Commented on 2011-09-12 17:36:59 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
I never played Syndicate, but you'd have to be at least in your 30s to play this in 1993 and apprrciate it. Now cant find the first game ANYWHERE unlike Xcom!

Starbreeze is one of my faves, so I.ll hold out hope for a tactical shooter, and if it respects the old game like Deus Ex HR.
Nah, I was 7 years old when it came out and i loved it.
Commented on 2011-09-12 17:41:12 In reply to Fr0gg0
Posted by Fr0gg0
Nah, I was 7 years old when it came out and i loved it.
I was 10 and enjoyed it alot as well...it was a pretty tactical game with a good amount of customization... I played Deus Ex and enjoyed it...but Syndicate was nothing like Deus Ex...
Commented on 2011-09-12 17:58:08 In reply to Fr0gg0
How can someone get a GOG or Steam release of the first game? Petition? How does this work?
Commented on 2011-09-12 18:07:01 In reply to St_Reborn
Posted by St_Reborn
Oh No! Where are the squad controls? What about augmenting your agent? How about capturing tech or salvaging hostile agents? No Persuadatron? Massing a mob of armed civilians to take out a boss was great. I am curious because of the IP but saddened and concerned about this becoming a FPS.
I love You !!!
Commented on 2011-09-12 18:13:11
i loved the original in 1993... but now my worst nightmare came true and they make a shooter... ok, probably to please the so-called "generation playstation"
Commented on 2011-09-12 19:34:44
Another game treading on the name, but having little to do with the original.

And just looks like a poor man's Deus Ex HR.

So far, pass.
Commented on 2011-09-12 19:55:46 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
How can someone get a GOG or Steam release of the first game? Petition? How does this work?
Just dosbox that shit :P
Commented on 2011-09-12 20:48:26
i see dues ex.
Commented on 2011-09-12 21:09:48 In reply to St_Reborn
Posted by St_Reborn
Not really I installed syndicate from floppy disc :( It was a game that I went in halves $$ to buy with my best friend at the time.

From giant bomb:
The Persuadatron is a device used by agents in "Syndicate" to coerce civilians and some law enforcement into temporary service.

First seen in Syndicate, this device renders any civilian into a friendly follower. These followers will pick up weapons, and protect your agents if a fire fight erupts.

In Syndicate Wars it's only possible to "persuade" law enforcement and enemy agents once you have amassed a large group of civilian followers.

In Syndicate and Syndicate Wars, any persuaded agents who survive the mission will be converted into new agents for later use.

said item in use: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=538rLOAaSOc
just watched that video! great memories!!! already the sound of the persuadatron and the cool music!!! man that was a loooong time ago. and the gatling was just great. thanks for posting that vid!
Commented on 2011-09-13 00:51:06
Never played the original, and definitely a very Deus Ex vibe from this. Looks and sounds interesting, guess it'll be a waiting game on this one.
Commented on 2011-09-13 07:02:43
like any one else familiar with deus ex, these screen shots leave me experiencing a sense of deja vu. with that said, these graphics look to far surpass those offered in HR. lets see if the gameplay can shine anywhere near as bright...
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