We've seen a teaser for shooter Syndicate recently, but naturally, a lengthy gameplay video is much better, and that's what's here today. The footage comes after the 16 minute gameplay video for Hitman: Absolution earlier in the week -- let's hope this becomes industry standard.
Unfortunately, this is looking more like Deus Ex: Human Revolution each time we see it, not just aesthetically, but in terms of gameplay elements and style -- alarms, crawling through vents, upgradeable abilities, hackable turrets, and so on. That said, there are some distinguished mechanics: your performance determines how quickly your skills recharge, for example, and you can force enemies to go all homocide/suicide -- equally disturbing and interesting. It's also important to note gunplay appears excellently designed.
Is it really Syndicate, though? Feels more like X-COM to us in the sense of being an unrecognizable deviation, making one wonder why the name was adopted in the first place. In any case, judge for yourself with the video below, if you've not played the original.