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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.

Press Release

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 gameplayers 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.

Key Features

“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

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8 comments

  1. I still haven't found anything that comes close to the MW2 vibe.
    Yeah, I got a little excited when I saw this thinking that we haven't really seen much AAA Mech stuff in a while. To me, it really seems like we're at a nice point with CPU/GPU tech that a new game could do really well with modern visuals and so on.
  2. Yeah, I got a little excited when I saw this thinking that we haven't really seen much AAA Mech stuff in a while. To me, it really seems like we're at a nice point with CPU/GPU tech that a new game could do really well with modern visuals and so on.
    Nobody wants to invest in it. It's gotten such a bad name for itself since the demise of Virtual World.

    Still see places with those pods on rare occasion.... and still love me some Red planet racing. :)
  3. Meh.

    There are only two types of games I will play these days.

    1.) First person single player with a story.
    2.) Single player god mode turn based strategy (like Sid Meier's Civilization)

    I'm really not willing to give any other game even a second of my time or a penny of my money.

    I'm at the point in my life where I know what I like and what I don't like, and I am no longer going to be wasting my time on things that I don't like.
  4. Nobody wants to invest in it. It's gotten such a bad name for itself since the demise of Virtual World.
    Well there have been quite a few titles - the MW franchise itself is up to #5 with an additional Online PVP-oriented game. Battletech is out there, but I never found it to be quite as good. Titanfall kinda sorta fits in that genre.

    Just none of them really live up to my memory of MW2 - which, I will admit, probably is a lot better than the actual MW2 ever was.
  5. Well there have been quite a few titles - the MW franchise itself is up to #5 with an additional Online PVP-oriented game. Battletech is out there, but I never found it to be quite as good. Titanfall kinda sorta fits in that genre.

    Just none of them really live up to my memory of MW2 - which, I will admit, probably is a lot better than the actual MW2 ever was.

    I remember enjoying it. I got a special edition of the game bundled with my Matrox Mystique in 1996, patched to take advantage of that GPU.

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    I had completely forgotten about this until now.

    I remember enjoying it, but I don't recall it being one of my favorite titles.


    As a side note there was also some motorcycle game in that bundle, also specially patched for the Matrox Mystique. Some googling suggests it was Moto Racer.

    It wasn't a great game, but being my first 3D GPU it was the first time I experienced real fluid framerates on the PC, so that was pretty exciting.
    That Mystique only lasted a year before dying.

    It was a weird situation compared to now. The store (some big box computer retailer in Sweden) actually honored the warranty, so I got a refund instead of a replacement like we get these days. Turned right around and bought a 6MB Voodoo 1 off the shelf (Miro Hiscore 3d, equivalent to the Canopus Pure 3D in the U.S.)

    The Mystrique was an exciting card, being my first one, but the Voodoo 1 was way better :p

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