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8 years ago

Syndicate ‘Revival’ Is Official, Officially FPS

After the rumours spilled out, EA and Starbreeze's well known secret is finally official. Syndicate (the official site isn't yet working, but should be there) has been announced, and yes, it's an FPS. And yes, it offers four-player co-op. And it's only called "Syndicate" so far. Surprisingly, it's due out early next year. They're describing it as a "revival". Because when you think Syndicate, you…

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Syndicate Reboot Confirmed As Co-Op FPS?

Syndicate will reportedly be a 4-player co-op FPS, developed by Starbreeze. This thread on NeoGAF has some images and info which are apparently leaked from the Swedish edition of Game Reactor which is out next week. This what we know: "Chip Enhanced Gameplay: Slow down time, see through walls, and breach your enemy and everything digital in the world with Dart vision – A neural…

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Syndicate Reboot Definitely A Shooter?

Speaking of games that are back from the dead in FPS form, here's the latest on Syndicate. It would seem improbably in the extreme that Starbreeze, the guys behind the Riddick games and The Darkness, would do anything other than a shooter, but this "Inside Starbreeze" piece at 1up seems to confirm it. This quote attributed to "a source" seems to say that the game…

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The Syndicate Reboot: The Script?

The alleged Syndicate alleged reboot allegedly being allegedly made by Riddick developers Starbreeze remains only alleged, but more and more alleged signs point to its alleged development. Latest of these is a chuck of script which has found its way to Siliconera. If this is real, Eurocorp returns - but the plot will concern a resistance movement against it, perhaps a la the original game's…

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The PC Embraces The Dark(ness) (II)

The Darkness, aka "that game from the Riddick guys where you could spend half an hour watching TV with your in-game girlfriend." An action game with a heart of - ahahahah - darkness and a bunch of great ideas and atmosphere, even if it perhaps didn't attain Modern Classic status. Happening at perhaps the apex of the big publishers' "nah, fuggedaboutit" dismissal of our sacred…

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9 years ago

Syndicate, Syndicate, Syndicate

So here's a thing. It could be poetic justice, but it's too early to tell. What I mean is this: I think XCOM looks great, but it's the kind of thing that doesn't tickle the love-strings of X-Com purists. "Nevermind," I said, so cheerily, and having no critical or emotional attachment to the original series. "It'll still be an entertaining take on the shooter." Of…

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Trademarked Man: Syndicate’s Baaaaaaaack

Well, not an official confirmation, but Superannuation has noted that trademarks on Syndicate have been filed by Electronic Arts and Starbreeze. It's been rumoured forever, of course, but now seems to be solidifying into something distinctly more trenchcoat shaped. What will it be like? Well, with their previous history with Riddick and The Darkness you have to assume it's going to end up being something…

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10 years ago

A Rumour Renewed: Syndicate Resyndicated?

More than renewed, in fact - Gamesindustry.biz reckons it's had cast-iron confirmation from a source that EA and Starbreeze (Chronicles of Riddick, The Darkness) are, as speculated last year, working on a brand-new Syndicate game. Which is happy-hands-in-the-air time for long-term PC gamers. As long as they don't mind that (most probably) no-one from the original Syndicate team will be involved. And that the odds…

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Riddick: Assault On Dark April

At last we have a release date for the remake-come-sequel to Starbreeze's brawn+brains opus, The Chronicles of Riddick. Seems like the thing's been in development for ages, presumably because at some point in the process it sprouted a whole new storyline in addition to high-definitionifying the original Escape From Butcher Bay Campaign. We'll get to hear Vin Diesel pretending the last five years of career…

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Riddick Footage Aplenty

One of 2009's more interesting FPS projects is Assault On Dark Athena, which is both a remake of the original Chronicles Of Riddick and also its sequel. The titular Dark Athena section follows on from the first game, and takes place aboard some kind of crazy spacelane pirating merc ship, onto which the begoggled space murderer finds his way. I was lucky enough to preview…

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11 years ago

Riddick: Assault On Dark Athena Trailer

Earlier in the year we talked about just how good Chronicles Of Riddick was. Astonishingly, the Riddick game to be released next year, Assault On Dark Athena, is not only a complete remake of that original game in Starbreeze's modern engine, but also its sequel, with a full-length campaign of new man-butchering material. The debut trailer for this delectable double whammy is after the jump.…

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The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

Those of you who joined with us in remembering the excellence of The Chronicles Of Riddick might be pleased to learn that developers Starbreeze are returning to the sci-fi world with a full new campaign. The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena was originally announced as a remake of the first game with modern tech and knobs on, but will now include an all-new…

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Speculative Rumour: Is Syndicate Coming Back?

Well, if this is true, it's a bit of a surprise. CVG are claiming that EA will soon be announcing a new Syndicate game. Yes, Syndicate. Way back in February EA signed a deal with Starbreeze to make an old game from the EA cupboards. Known as "Project RedLime", no one knew what it was. Kieron madly guessed Archon. We naturally asked you to guess,…

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Retro: The Chronicles Of Riddick

One particular game seems to have come up a great deal in our gaming discussions from the past couple of months, and so I decided it was time to go back and play it. 2004's The Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (TCOREFBR?) is one of those games that sits at the back of my mind, silently benchmarking everything else that has appeared since.…

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