Still unconvinced about Starbreeze and EA's new Syndicate? This whopping new gameplay video - featuring commentary from executive producer Jeff Gamon - should set you right.
The vid shows the first part of a single player mission, with player character Miles Kilo and a fellow Eurocom agent breaking into the headquarters of the Aspari syndicate. The objective: a computer chip buried in the brain of a rival agent. Yep, this is going to be messy.
On-the-fly hacking is shown, Kilo using his own Dart 6 chip to dismantle drone shields, convert turrets to his cause and telepathically induce bouts of civil war among his enemies. Also in evidence: some sexy guns, with fronds of HUD data sprouting from stocks and breeches, the Dart 6's Overload mode, which sharpens your abilities and allows you to see through walls, and a few first-person cutscenes.
We'll say it again: this probably isn't the reboot fans of the original series are waiting for, but it's one hell of a good-looking shooter. Speaking to OXM in an exclusive interview over the summer, Starbreeze offered a defence of the decision to switch genres, well worth reading.