First-person Syndicate reboot due in early 2012

Syndicate has to be one of my favorite PC games of all time. I suspect most of you haven't heard of it, though. The game was released all the way back in 1993, a time when Intel's original Pentium processor was considered cutting-edge technology. If you missed out on the first one, worry not. A remake is on the way.

EA has announced that a new Syndicate game is being developed by Starbreeze Studios, the folks responsible for The Chronicles of Riddick and The Darkness. Both of those games are first-person shooters, and it looks like the next Syndicate will be, as well. That's notable because the original game was a real-time tactical shooter with an isometric perspective.

Despite the change in perspective, the Syndicate reboot promises to drop players into environments familiar from the original. Indeed, some of the missions from the first game will make their way into a "separate and deep" co-operative campaign with support for up to four players.

Starbreeze has been working on its spin on Syndicate for a couple of years, and the finished product is scheduled for release early next year on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The official site teases an initial public offering for September 29, which is when we might get our first look at the game in motion. In the meantime, you'll have to make do with the handful of screenshots we've embedded in the image gallery below. Thanks to Joystiq for the tip.

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