Ex-Darkness developer is indeed working on a new Syndicate game for EA, the publisher has confirmed, to be released in early 2012.
The futuristic sci-fi title will be an FPS, with gameplay elements that suggest it'll be similar to the recently released Deus Ex, as you play as Miles Kilo, a prototype agent embarking on "an epic action adventure full of corruption and revenge".
Set in the world of 2069, as three mega corporations war for dominance in the digital domain, everyone is digitally connected via bio-chips implanted in their cranium. As an agent for one of these corporations you can hack into people's brains and slow down time, as well as using conventional weaponry.
The game will include a separate four player co-op with missions taken from the original 1993 classic.
"We are excited to finally reveal what we've been working on the past couple years," says Mikael Nermark, CEO of Starbreeze Studios. "It's been a great experience working with EA, and 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."
"Our goal with Syndicate is to provide a challenging action shooter for today's gamers as well as fans of the original. I'm sure they will enjoy and recognize the legacy that made it such a classic," says Jeff Gamon, EA Partners Executive Producer. "Fans of the franchise will recognize many weapons and environments in the game, but in a whole new way. The game also provides a separate and deep 4-player co-op mode featuring missions from the original cult classic, which adds another layer of depth to the overall experience."
For more information, check out the next issue of Gamereactor's iPad Edition, which will have an exclusive cover feature on the new game and all the details you need for when the game's released in early 2012.