This game was released on February 24, 2012 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.
Syndicate is a reimagining of the original tactical shooter series from the nineties. It is a cyberpunk-themed FPS game with some RPG elements, set in the near future where the world is ruled by all-powerful corporations. The upcoming title has a single-player and a 4-player co-op campaign; the latter actually offers nine missions adapted from the original ’93 game.
Business is war in the Syndicate universe, and the main weapon in it are agents: biologically-engineered and cybernetically-enhanced humans with powerful abilities like slowing down time or seeing through walls. The protagonist of the game, Miles Kilo, is one of them: a new prototype agent of Eurocorp who can not only wreak havoc using all sorts of high-tech weapons, but also utilize the military-grade chip implanted in his head to hack other people’s implants, forcing them to commit suicide or turn on their comrades.
The game might sound remarkably similar to Deus Ex: Human Revolution at first, but elements like megacorporations and cybernetic augmentation are found in most cyberpunk settings. Furthermore, GiantBomb writes that Syndicate seems to have a lot more guns-blazing action, so we expect it will play somewhat differently from DX: HR.
Syndicate preorder bonuses
You don’t have to worry about exclusive incentives with this game (for now, anyway): everyone who pre-orders Syndicate at participating retailers will receive the Executive Package which allows you to kill your enemies in style. And by that we mean solid gold guns in the 4-player co-op mode mentioned at the beginning of the article:
- Solid gold versions of all loadout guns in co-op
- Golden DART 6 chip & vision
- Executive gold syndicate logos
The official website lists Amazon ($20 promotional credit with console versions), Origin, Gamestop, BestBuy, and Walmart ($20 eGift card) as the stores to preorder from if you want this bonus.
The announcement trailer of Syndicate features a dubstep track by Skrillex:
Syndicate is developed by Starbreeze Studios and published by EA. It is going to be released on February 21, 2012 in North America and February 24 in Europe for Windows, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 platforms.