Starbreeze have recently announced a new Syndicate game, from the previous title which released in 1996, and have given it a firm release date, with an Announcement trailer to match. Starbreeze have developed some stellar titles in the past, such as The Darkness, and The Chronicles of Riddick, so they have some good experience under their belt.
In Syndicate, you take on the role of Miles Kilo, the latest prototype agent from Eurocorp. The game follows him, as he embarks on a brutal action adventure of corruption and revenge. Syndicate has a little twist compared to the usual run and gun FPS style of other games, as players aren’t limited to the weapons in their hands. Through the 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.
2069 - No longer governed by politicians, the developed world is divided up into regions controlled by mega-corporations known as syndicates. These syndicates have revolutionized how the consumer interacts with the digital world. Since the consumer requires a device to access the world's data and control technology, they can do this in the blink of an eye via neural chip implant.
Civilians flocked to be "Chip'd" and enjoy all that their selected syndicate has been selected has to offer: housing, medical, banking, insurance, education, entertainment and jobs. One complete package. One complete lifestyle. In return, the syndicates gained unprecedented insights, and control, over the individual and their behavior. With little government oversight, business has become war. The syndicates will stop at nothing for ultimate market dominance.
At the first line of this war are the agents, the syndicate's bio-engineered and chip-augmented enforcers. They can breach anything in the wired dataverse, including their enemies, their weapons and the environment that surrounds them, making them the most efficient and deadly technological weapons in the world.
Syndicate is set to release on the 21st of February, 2012. A four-player co-op mode has also been confirmed.