Bandai Namco has announced SYNDUALITY, a new sci-fi third-person shooter featuring mechs coming to PC and consoles in 2023. It is being developed by Game Studios and will get be featured at the Tokyo Game Show on September 18. In SYNDUALITY players will team up with AI mechas called Magus to combat monsters called Enders that have taken over the Earth, while also gathering precious resources to survive. Players will be able to customize their appearance, weapon load outs, and combat styles. The game will also support multiplayer where players can either work together or against each other. At a glance, the game seems to blend elements from Horizon Zero Dawn and Ghost In The Shell SAC so fans of either may want to keep an eye out for this.
SYNDUALITY takes place in 2222, years after a mysterious poisonous rain called “The Tears of the New Moon” wipe out most of humanity and birthed deformed creatures that now hunt the population. Amidst the calamity, humans are forced to build an underground haven named Amasia, where they discover and begin to collaborate with forms of artificial intelligence called Magus.
In the game, players will step in the shoes of the Drifters, people who make a living collecting AO crystals, a rare resource available on Earth. In this quest they must face xenomorphic creatures known as Enders, and they will be able to count on Magus, their AI partners, to guide them through their journey, help them in fights, and providing direction, hints, and warning. All the while, they will be developing and strengthening the bond between player and AI. Gameplay and combat in SYNDUALITY centers around Cradle Coffins, armed vehicles in which the players will be roaming on the surface and can fully personalize, from appearance to weapon loadouts, to fit their own playstyle. SYNDUALITY will also have multiplayer, with other Drifters joining players to help them in their missions or turn against them, hindering their progress or fighting to loot their precious resources.
“You’re by yourself, but never alone”
- Players will have an AI partner called “Magus”, which will be alongside Cradle Coffins to give directions, hints, and warnings to safely complete missions. When trying to retrieve the AO Crystals, players will encounter xenomorphic creatures known as “Enders” trying to stop them.
- Players might also encounter additional threats in the form of other Drifters trying to clear their own missions, danger will be omnipresent during a sortie.
- SYNDUALITY invites you to a new exhilarating PvPvE third-person shooter experience.
Source: Bandai Namco