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EA Announces Syndicate Remake

Although the “rumors” have been kicking around for awhile, it’s finally official: EA has a remake of Syndicate in the works.

Based on the 1993 game of the same name, Syndicate — no longer a tactical strategy game — is a first-person shooter being developed by Starbreeze Studios (you know, the guys behind The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay).

Here is EA’s rundown of the plot:

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. NO LONGER DOES THE CONSUMER REQUIRE A DEVICE TO ACCESS THE WORLD’S DATA AND CONTROL THEIR TECHNOLOGY, THEY CAN DO THIS AT THE BLINK OF AN EYE VIA NEURAL CHIP IMPLANT.

CIVILIANS FLOCKED TO BE “CHIP’D” AND ENJOY ALL THAT THEIR SELECTED SYNDICATE 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 BEHAVIOUR. WITH LITTLE GOVERNMENTAL OVERSIGHT, BUSINESS HAS BECOME WAR. THE SYNDICATES WILL STOP AT NOTHING FOR ULTIMATE MARKET DOMINANCE.

AT THE FRONT 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. TAKE ON THE ROLE OF MILES KILO, EUROCORP’S LATEST PROTOTYPE AGENT, AND EMBARK ON A BRUTAL ACTION ADVENTURE OF CORRUPTION AND REVENGE.

And here we have a couple of screens for you to ogle.

Syndicate should be available on the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 in early 2012.

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