is an upcoming video game by Starbreeze Studios
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set for release in February 2012 for Microsoft Windows
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, Xbox 360
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, and PlayStation 3
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platforms. It is a reboot of the Syndicate
series, completely changing the genre from a tactical shooter
A tactical shooter is a subgenre of shooter game that includes both first-person shooters and third-person shooters. These games typically simulate realistic combat, thus making tactics and caution more important than quick reflexes in other action games...
to an FPS.
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 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. Take on the role of Miles Kilo, EuroCorp's latest prototype agent, and embark on a brutal action adventure of corruption and revenge.
Players are not 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. The game has been described as a "kind of mix between Crysis
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-style first-person shooter action and the clean sci-fi world of Mass Effect
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". A four-player co-op mode has been confirmed, with a separate campaign based on missions from the original game.
The first trailer of the game triggered polarizing reactions, some people are excited to see a new sci-fi themed FPS, while others feel that the studio betrayed the Syndicate
game brand, changing it from a tactical isometric game into something completely different and more akin to the Deus Ex
franchise. The game studio is stating that they have just "reimagined for modern audiences".