Electronic Arts Inc. : The Future of Corporate Rule is Here, EA's Syndicate is Now in Stores
02/21/2012| 09:10am US/Eastern
Delve into this Brutal Cyberpunk World where Business is War
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Starbreeze Studios (The
Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness) today announced that Syndicate?
is now available at retail stores across North America. A re-imagining
of EA's cult classic from 1993, Syndicate blends fast-paced
action and futuristic settings with an innovative chip breach gameplay
mechanic to provide a brutal sci-fi first person shooter experience.
Using the advanced DART 6 bio-chip technology implanted in their head,
gamers can dilate time, see through walls, and breach the digital world
and enemies around them. Critics are recognizing the advantages of this
unique hacking mechanic with GameSpot.com touting, "there's some
sick satisfaction to be had with the game's breach abilities" and @Gamer
Magazine praising the game for its "addictive hacking gameplay."
Set in 2069, Syndicate takes players into a dark, Machiavellian
world where corporations are vying for market dominance. With no
government to question their intentions or actions, mega corporations
are at the forefront of this war. Stepping into the mind of Miles Kilo,
Eurocorp's latest prototype agent, gamers embark on a brutal action
adventure full of corruption and revenge. Syndicate features the
talents of celebrated actors Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Men in Black II)
and Brian Cox (The Bourne Identity), who take on the roles of
cutthroat executives working for the biggest and most aggressive
syndicate. The engaging storyline was penned by award-winning sci-fi
writer Richard Morgan (Altered Carbon, Thirteen) who has brought
these deeply conflicted characters to life in an unforgiving world where
violence, corruption, technology and betrayal have become the everyday
tools of business.
In addition to the intense single-player campaign, Syndicate features
a four-player co-op mode* where gamers play as an upstart syndicate,
Wulf Western, aggressively taking over the rival syndicates. Throughout
the co-op campaign, players will be fighting their way through nine
different missions, many of which have been reimagined from the original
hit game. Gamers need to team-up to defeat the other syndicates' bosses,
ripping the bio-chips from their heads and stealing their technology
blueprints to put their syndicate on top.
Developed by Starbreeze Studios, Syndicate is now available in
North America and will be available February 24 in Europe for the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and
entertainment system and the PC. For more information on Syndicate,
please visit www.syndicate.ea.com.
Become a fan of Syndicate on Facebook at www.facebook.com/syndicate
to download the exclusive remixed tracks of the original Syndicate
theme song from some of the world's top DJ's including Skrillex,
Digitalism, Flux Pavilion and Nero.
* Internet connection and Origin account required to play. Must be 13+
to create an account.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company's game franchises are offered as both
packaged goods products and online services delivered through
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 100 million registered players and operates in
In fiscal 2011, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for
critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster franchises such as The
Sims?, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed?, Battlefield?, and Mass
Effect?. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
Syndicate, The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts
Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and
Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE
AB. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective
owners and used with permission. Xbox 360 is a trademark of the
Microsoft group of companies and is used under license from Microsoft.
"PlayStation" is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
About Starbreeze AB
Starbreeze is a game developer based in Uppsala, Sweden. The company was
founded in 1998, and has 92 employees. Previous games include Chronicles
of Riddick, and The Darkness. The company is listed on Aktietorget and
has about 5000 shareholders. For more information, visit www.starbreeze.com.
2012 Starbreeze AB, Starbreeze Studios, and the Starbreeze logo
[trademark symbol] are trademarks or registered trademarks of Starbreeze
AB in Sweden and/or other countries. All rights reserved.
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