EA’s FPS Syndicate reboot is a little over a month away, and excitement for the game is rising. If you want to get your hands on the electronic, coporate sabotage action, It is on your hand. EA hs announced that a demo will be available for a limited time in this month on Xbox Marketplace and Playstation Network. the game footage started making the rounds and I was a little more encouraged. The co-op aspect, though, is one that still leaves me wondering a bit about how well it will actuall work within the game’s seemingly “twitch” framework. Fortunately for all of us, we’ll be able to test it out soon enough.
EA, the game’s publisher put out a press release today stating that:
Starting the end [sic] of January with the release of the four-player Syndicate™ co-op demo, gamers have the power to create their own Syndicate to take down the competition. Some takeovers will be more hostile than others.
That’s right; it’ll be time to get your augmented badness on with your buddies in just a couple weeks! There were a few more details given about the demo later on in the press release:
The Syndicate co-op demo will feature one of the nine missions in the game, all of which can be played with up to four players and many of which have been reimagined from the original hit game. In this mission called Western Europe, gamers must team up and infiltrate Cayman Global, assassinate Colonel Enrico Gabron, steal his technology blueprints and force his people back across the Atlantic. The odds of success look promising with Cayman Global badly weakened after their war against Eurocorp, but it won’t come easy. The Syndicate co-op demo will be available worldwide for a limited time on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace** and the PlayStation®Network.
** Xbox LIVE gold membership is required to download the demo
Syndicate four-player co-op demo trailer
The original Syndicate will arrive at gog.com this Thursday for just $6. Having recently played an emulation of the game, I can tell you that the game does age fairly well and is worth the price. If you’d like to save on the price of admission, though, GoG is running a contest on their site to win a free copy of the game.
Mission : Assemble your team of cyborgs, give us your Team Name, Method of Operation, and any other relevant information you’d like. Go on, spread your influence across the globe and tell us how.
Bounty : 1 free copy of Syndicate for the 10 posters who have the best Syndicate team. We’ll be reading through all of your posts (Hello, discordiac, our new marketing manager who “volunteered” for this job!) and picking the ones that we like best.
1. Only one entry post per user. Feel free to comment & edit until the contest closes.
2. You may enter into similar contests that we are running on Twitter and Facebook, but only once via each different channel.
3. We will be picking 10 of our favorite teams from this thread to win their free copies of Syndicate.
4. The contest will end on Thursday the 19th of January 2012 at 7:00 AM EST.