You and three of your friends can try out the new Syndicate game this month, unless you're in Australia. EA announced plans to release a four-player co-op demo on PSN and XBLA, available "the end of January" and lasting "a limited time." The full game arrives February 21 in North America and February 24 in Europe.
The demo comprises one of Syndicate's nine co-op missions, called "Western Europe." Players work to assassinate Cayman Global's "Colonel Enrico Gabron" and steal his blueprints, after making their way into Cayman Global.
In 2069 the world is divided into regions controlled by three mega-corporations known as Syndicates. Starting the end of Januarywith 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. The co-op missions tell the story of a new Syndicate on the rise, Wulf Western. As agents of Wulf Western, gamers must dominate their rivals – Cayman Global, Aspari and Eurocorp – by acquiring their technology and headhunting their senior executives. Just like in the single player campaign, at the frontline of this war are the Agents, the Syndicates' bio-engineered and chip-augmented enforcers. Through the DART6 bio-chip technology implanted in their heads, they can breach anything in the wired world – enemies, weapons, even the environment – making them the most efficient and deadly technological weapons in the world.
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.
Syndicate is the re-imagining of a cult classic franchise from 1993 – a unique and brutal action shooter set in a not too distant future, where Business is War. The gamewill be available on February 21, 2012 in North America and February 24, 2012 in Europe for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PC.
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Internet connection and Origin Account (EA) account required to play. Must be 13+ to register online.
** Xbox LIVE gold membership is required to download the demo.