Released back in 1993, the first Syndicate was an isometric, real-time strategy game from Bullfrog Productions (Populous). Now, roughly 18 years later, developers Electronic Arts and Starbreeze Studios are finally bringing the corporate espionage series back in a controversial new form.
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 world 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.
Syndicate will be released on February 21, 2012 in North America and February 24 in Europe on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.