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Following this morning’s announcement that EA’s reboot of the 1993 PC classic Syndicate will launch in February, 2012, comes the first trailer and set of screenshots for the game. Check them out for a closer look at how corporations will do business in the first-person.

Set in the year 2069, Syndicate takes place in a world ruled by corporations warring over control of the market. The weapon of choice for these mega companies will be you. As prototype agent Miles Kilo, you’ll be doing the dirty work for the Eurocorp corporation. If you’re wondering how the first-person reboot will differ from the original isometric real-time game, this description of Kilo’s skills from EA will offer some insight: “Through DART 6 bio-chip technology implanted in their heads, gamers can dilate down time, see through walls, breach the digital world and enemies around them using a variety of ugradable hacking mechanics.”

Sounds like Miles Kilo may have some stories to share with Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s Adam Jensen after the Syndicate reboot launches early next year. Fans willing to go all-in and preorder Syndicate will get extras from The Executive Package, which grant perks in the 4-player co-op campaign along with special gold guns and logos for bragging rights. Syndicate will release on February 21, 2012 in North America and on February 24 in Europe – and will be available for the 360, PS3, and PC. Check GamesRadar later today for our preview and first impressions on the first-person reboot.

Sep 29, 2011

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12 comments

  • blocpartier - September 29, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    Hot damn. So getting this.
  • taokaka - September 29, 2011 4 p.m.

    It looks OK but nothing stood out to me. Also it looks soooooooo generic, from the ad I could see; linear gameplay, same style guns every other game uses, familiar takedown moves but worst of all A TURRET SECTION!!!! I'm hoping I'm wrong and that this game turns out to be wounderful but until then the ad has made me skeptical.
  • Baron164 - September 29, 2011 3:36 p.m.

    Looks impressive, I'll be curious to see how it is when it comes out.
  • Dehumanization - September 29, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    When i pressed play i was all "well i hope they atleast have the music....oh hell yeah!" *bobs head and hums*
  • bebl09 - September 29, 2011 2:45 p.m.

    " Syndicate will release on February 21, 2012 in North America and on February 24, 2011 in Europe" It released here in Europe last year!? I really should get down to game shops more, I never even noticed...
  • bebl09 - September 29, 2011 3:55 p.m.

    By the way, this looks f****ing awesome. I know people complained about this being rebooted as an FPS (I was cynical at first too) but this trailer just blew my mind. It looks like a cooler Deus Ex HR.
  • Mooshon - September 29, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    Cool video. The nostalgia trick won't wash for me though. I wanted the little men and an isometric view back damnit. #sob
  • Redeater - September 29, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    I could not have loved the original more. I hope they keep all the customization options.
  • e1337prodigy - September 29, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    I thought it just be another FPS. It looks good though, few different things to keep the FPS genre moving. Hopefully the story will be good, and not to short.
  • SunnyvaleTrash - September 29, 2011 1:17 p.m.

    Definitely intrigued - I played The Syndicate a lot when I was a kid, so they've got me interested by means of nostalgia alone.
  • RoeTaKa - September 29, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    <3 Starbreeze
  • 435 - September 29, 2011 12:40 p.m.

    Holy shït! So, so want. Coming out of left field and blowing the hell out of my mind. O__O

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