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It's official: Syndicate reboot confirmed for early 2012

EA has finally confirmed the worst kept secret of the last few years: Starbreeze's Project Redlime is indeed Syndicate.

Described as a "unique and brutal sci-fi first-person shooter experience set in a not too distant future, where business is war," the official details of Syndicate line up with information leaked yesterday.

A dedicated micro-site promoting the game has been advertised, but is either swamped or not yet live.

Syndicate stars one Miles Kilo as he explores the corporate-run world of 2069. Three mega-coms - Cayman Global, Aspari, and Eurocorp, of which Kilo is a memer – are at loggerheads over the US market.

In a totally connected world, players will be able to slow down time and use digital techniques to combat enemies, using upgradable DART 6 bio-chip techniques, skills and abilities.

“We are excited to finally reveal what we’ve been working on the past couple years,” said 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.”

Syndicate and its sequel Syndicate Wars were real-time tactics titles produced by Peter Molyneux's studio, Bullfrog, in the early 90's. Syndicate is at least the second real time tactics title to be remade as a shooter in recent years, the other being the forthcoming XCOM.

“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,” EA Partners executive producer Jeff Gamon said.

“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 four-player co-op mode featuring missions from the original cult classic, which adds another layer of depth to the overall experience.”

Syndicate will release in early 2012 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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