To say Syndicate was a flop would be somewhat of an understatement, but it is no surprise considering it was a remake of a strategy game turned first person shooter. That is not to say the game was terrible or anything, it was basically given middle of the road review scores and it is currently sitting at a 74 Metacritic score which is pretty good.
The game was a commercial flop and we will likely not be seeing any sequel for Syndicate in the near future. However, that might be a good thing considering the new game that Syndicate developer Starbreeze has just announced Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The game was initially code named P13, and it will follow the story of two young brothers who set out on a adventure to find the Water of Life in effort to save their fathers life.
The game will focus on the brothers who will “rely on one another to survive,” in addition “one must be strong where the other is weak, brave where the other is fearful.” According to Starbreeze the Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is “emotionally charged” and will be released on PSN and Xbox Live Arcade sometime next year. The game will be published by 505 Games and will be running on the Unreal engine.
Here is the first teaser trailer for Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons:
The game will also be based on filmmaker Josef Fares vision, here is what Fares had to say about Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons:
“When I first visualized Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons I knew I wanted to combine the deep, engrossing storyline of a film with the physical experience of a video game, allowing players to emotionally connect with the characters as they trek across sweeping, interactive environments such as peaceful vistas, foreboding forests and dangerous mountainsides, I chose to partner with Starbreeze and 505 Games to make my vision a reality and am confident that together we are creating an amazing and unique experience for gamers.”
After watching the teaser trailer I can definitely say I am impressed, the game looks gorgeous, and I can’t wait to see some actual gameplay footage.