Electronic Arts has announced that the popular 1993 cyberpunk game Syndicate is getting a remake
. This time, instead of being a tactical action game, it'll be a first-person shooter, and co-op play is planned
. The Guardian's games blog sums up what the new Syndicate
will need in order to succeed: "The biggest challenge will to replicate Bullfrog's brilliant story-telling and its keen eye for cyberpunk details. The original titles were also fascinating for their amorality – players were neither rewarded nor penalized for gunning down civilians or destroying vast areas of real estate, reflecting the wider themes of urban nihilism and social breakdown. Fans certainly won't be appeased by a vaguely near-future shoot-'em-up with some hackneyed hacking mini-games tossed in for cyber-credentials."