announcing earlier this month that the cult-classic cyberpunk game Syndicate is
getting a reboot, EA has revealed that it may be coming sooner than expected at
a recent media event in Las Vegas. Syndicate (2012) is only five months away
and will be released February 21, 2012 in North America and February 24, 2012
While we're still a bit baffled by how this modern FPS is going to
relate to the real-time tactical strategy game we knew and loved in 1993, we're
also thrilled to be getting our hands on it so soon.
takes place in the not-so-distant future of 2069. It's a time when corporations
(known as syndicates) have replaced the government. Your job is to make sure
the syndicate you work for is the most powerful by whatever means necessary. In
the original game you controlled a squad of four genetically enhanced
mercenaries on a series of infiltration, assassination, and covert missions.
Obviously, as a first-person game, you'll be primarily controlling only one
soldier, but there will be a co-op mode that includes revamped missions from
the first Syndicate.
still unclear if the February release date is for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360
versions of the game, or if some of the systems will have to wait a bit longer.
But EA will have to start sharing more information soon — there's not much time
left before it comes out.
Sep 29, 2011