Syndicate franchise to be revived in 2012

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The classic 1990s gaming franchise Syndicate

Release Date: 13/09/2011

The classic 1990s gaming franchise Syndicate is to receive an all-new instalment early next year.

EA has announced that Starbreeze Studios - the developer behind The Darkness and The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena - has created a new team to work on a reinvented version of Syndicate for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

The first Syndicate game was released by the legendary Bullfrog Productions back in 1993 and was an isometric strategic action game, set in a bleak future where mysterious syndicates vie for control of the world.

Starbreeze's take on the series will be a first-person shooter, putting players in control of a technologically-augmented syndicate agent who can use his powers to slow time and hack the digital world around them.

Long-time fans will recognise many familiar weapons and locations, while the separate four-player cooperative mode will recreate missions from the original classic.

Mikael Nermark, boss of Starbreeze Studios, said: "It's been... 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."

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