EA has announced a surprise February 2012 release date for its recently revealed Syndicate remake.
According to reports, the publisher made the announced at a showcase event in Las Vegas this morning, confirming that the Starbreeze-developed reboot will land on February 21, 2012 in North America and three days later in Europe.
In its announcement earlier this month, EA said its goal with the remake is "to provide a challenging action shooter for today's gamers as well as fans of the original".
"I'm sure they will enjoy and recognize the legacy that made it such a classic," said EA Partners executive producer Jeff Gamon.
Syndicate will take place in the year 2069 and, like the original, draws its influences from venerable sci-fi sources including Blade Runner and Terminator, plus modern works such as The Matrix and Inception.
Players fill the boots of Miles Kilo, an agent from the Eurocorp Syndicate. Miles is described as "an enforcer, a Terminator-style hardcase with a special, military grade version of the Dart 6 chip implanted in his head".
Read more details on the remake via the latest issue of PSM3 here.