Yesterday, Siliconera revealed a few chunks of the script for Electronic Arts’ upcoming Syndicate game. Sweeden based Starbreeze Studios, makers of The Darkness and two Chronicles of Riddick games, are developing Syndicate.
These portions of the script reveal elements from Syndicate Wars, the last game in the series, are in the next Syndicate title. The Church of the New Epoch is present since one of the characters is a priest in the organization. Another interesting tidbit is Eurocorp’s chip may not be available to everyone in the upcoming Syndicate game. An in-game newscaster reports only those with a high credit rating can purchase DART.
Before we get to those bit, the first excerpt outlines a character’s initiation when an augment module is implemented into him. This will give Kilo a chance to add augments to boost abilities, suggesting character customization. Other parts of the script show soldiers in a fight with generic combat grunts like "Go, go, go!"
Calico, M, 40-55 African-American Scientist – Right hand henchman of CEO, Denham.
I just want to know if he can work. Calico looks up from his console.
Negligible glitches, Denham — we’re working on a patch.
Merit starts convulsing. Red flashes and klaxons.
Calico here will give you the details.
Right. What I’ve installed in your brain, agent Kilo, is a transmodular augmentation module. It allows you to install augmentations that boosts your abilities.
INT. HUMAN RESOURCES
Clean up the blood. Vision fades in. You’re lying on your back. DENHAM, MERIT, and CALICO are standing around you, a circle of admirers.
It’s infecting the surrounding neural network.
Beyond the chip?
How’s that possible?
We don’t know. It’s breaking down the synthetic memory feed.
Is he salvagable?
There’s nothing we can do. He would inevitably become uncontrollable.
LATER, WHEN YOU ATTACK HIM:
Oh God, I wasn’t going to — don’t kill me, pleasepleaseplease.
European Executive – Brenner, F 35-55
(bites down) …because some bitch in my organization thinks she can change the world.
Jack. Shut up. The Shareholders only concern is money. Just keep them happy.
(loses it) I’m not an idiot, Brenner.
No, you’re not. But everyone is replaceable. Silence. Then:
When I’m done there’ll be no assets of value left to strip. I’m melting the cores. Go tell that
to the Shareholders.
Remember, Jack – you’re on the watch-list until the next quarterly review.
Hologram Voice – F, 40
Have you seen or do you know this man? Please contact your local City Police or EuroCorp Security Agency for assistance. Help us fight the DownZone terrorism. See something, say something.
Drug Dealer – M, 30s
…you need some Utopia, man. Catch a ride to another world, bro’, away from this shithole.
Shh. Someone’s eyeballin’ us. Run.
Latina Pilot, F, 35-50
Copy Echo, check in oneone- six, over. Copy Echo, confirm we are cleared for Aspari South in-flight approach, delta sierra, six-niner-two, out. In-flight approach confirmed, out.
Urban Resistance – M, African-American, 25
Urban Resistance Radio Dispatch – F, 25-40, part of underground resistance in safe quarters.
(v.o., panic in voice)
Valley Forge, we’ve been compromised –(encountering) heavy resistance — (EuroCorp) security broke through perimeters, send the — (back-up team) Static.
(v.o.) Greene One, this is Valley Forge, what the hell’s going on, over?
(v.o.) Greene One, do you copy?…. sheeet…
After a while: Greene Two – confirm kill, over. Noise.
(v.o.) Kill confirmed, Valley Forge — executive down, over.
Okay, Greene Two, notifying the pick-up team — standby, transmitting coordinates,
over and out.
Party Victim – Jorge, M, Latin, 25 Party Victim – Carmen, F, Latin 25
Have you been to the new cafe?
No – is it good?
They have salsa dancing on the weekend.
Seriously? Oh my God, I want to go now. It’s my birthday next week!
Commandos storm in and PANIC breaks out among the CIVILIANS at the lounge party.
Help! Security! Terrorists! Run, RUN!
Oh, my God, oh my God, oh my God, please, please don’t shoot me, I haven’t seen your face, please… (panic-struck, she starts crying)
Grizzly Mercenary Contractor – M, 30s
Take him down! Don’t let him get away! It’s locked. Well, kick it down then!
They start kicking the door.
It’s not working! Keep at it! Wha – ! Jesus!
CONTRACTOR lies writhing on the ground.
Downzone Street Guy – M, 30-40.
…I think he’s an agent…no, no, no, stay down…
…why can’t they leave us alone?…
…I think he’s a…corporate agent — what the hell is he after?…
…shut up, he’ll hear you…
Going near one of the doors you hear the sound of a BABY STARTING TO CRY and a mother desperately HUSHING.
…keep her away from the door…
…and throws himself inside, disappearing out of view.
TV News Anchor – M, 40-55, Caucasian, serious news anchor.
Today, EuroCorp released its long awaited Dart environmental access chip. Although demand is high, eligibility for EuroCorp’s chip-service will be determined by your credit rating, making it a truly exclusive Uptown product.
Next up: a chip glitch gave this mother of 3 more fun than she bargained for. Watch what happens when she gets into bed with the wrong husband…and then decides to upgrade!
Contez, M – 40s, African-American – Mature resistance leader with slight urban/hip-hop edge.
Skull, M – 25, white hip-hop guy and urban underground unit member.
Call Kris. Chaperone Drawl through the tunnels, to the projects. Keep her safe, okay?
Okay. (to Lily) Skull’s got your back.
I’ll stay with the crew and stop this motherfucker.
You’re not ready for this. It’s suicide.
Look, I’m not debating this. Now get the hell outta here.
Subverter – M, 25-30 – Street thug and foot soldier for the resistance.
Sure he went through here? Nobody would survive this drop.
Steam! Can’t see shit!Turn off the steam! Turn it off!
Back, back, back, back!
M & F SOLDIERS
Gulf Agent – M, Latin, 30
Aspari Agent – female, 25-30 years old, asian
Aspari Agent – male, 30 years old, asian
Eurocorp Agent – female, 25-30 years old, Caucasian
Eurocorp Agent – male, 30 years old, mixed-background
Lookout! He came through the wall!
Zero visibility — target lost.
Squad, keep it together.
Where’s the target? I don’t see him!
Can’t see shit…
Command, be advised. Target is entering the kill envelope.
Supporting fire! Let’s wrap this up.
Contain the area, flush him out!
No one gets out alive!
Go, go, go!
Get out of there!
Improv a few lines for this situation:
You are the leader of a frightened and overwhelmed squad. Keep them together and focused on fining the target and eliminating him.
Checkmate Two, confirm four-one November Foxtrot, do you copy?
Harvest, this is Checkmate Two. Lost the feed, could you repeat that?
Copy. Mark seven-five, sixteen hundred, parkvector in effect, over.
Shit — Command, we’re getting overrun here!
Requesting backup, over!
Don’t come closer! Don’t you move!
He aims the gun at you — Lily BITES down on his arm. The interviewer SCREAMS. She ELBOWS him in the stomach, making him fold, then slides out of his hold. Furious, the interviewer turns to shoot Lily.
You little bitch! Then he realizes you are stronger than he:
CNC NEWS ANCHOR – M, Latin, 35-50 – subtle Latin accent.
CNC NEWS ANCHOR
In other news, a Rapiña carrying a peaceful, corporate delegation sent to New York crashed into the ocean earlier today. The delegation was on its way to a meeting with EuroCorp representatives to discuss agricultural politics when the ship’s engines failed and it crashed into the ocean outside Manhattan. After the break, meet Andrew, an ordinary boy with a dream — to splice his legs with kangaroo genes so he can become a pro football player. Don’t go away!
Promo Guy – M, 25-30
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Ad Guy, M, 25-35
DART REMEMBER AD VOICE
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New Epoch Preacher, M, Caucasian, 60s -Fringe radical apocalyptic preacher.
A war refugee sought the Master. He said, "You are wise and serene. Teach me to escape the horrors of this world." And the Master blinded him with fire-irons. We cry out, we are weak, we cry to the Master for help…but the Master gives us more. What looks like pain is not pain. What looks like trouble is not trouble. What looks like punishment is not punishment. What is it? You may ask “What is it?” My brothers and sisters, it is love!