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New trailer for Synapse released during PlayStation showcase, release date announced

The action-packed VR shooter Synapse released a new trailer during yesterday’s PlayStation showcase along with announcing a release date of July 4th, 2023 on the PlayStation VR2. The trailer showcases the game’s dual-wielding gameplay along with providing glimpses of the game’s intriguing narrative. Synapse is led by legendary video game voice actors, with David Hayter (Snake) and Jennifer Hale (Commander Shepherd) headlining the cast. You can check out the new trailer above and read below for more info:

25 May 2023 – nDreams are delighted to reveal the illustrious voice acting cast that will feature in the eagerly anticipated VR action-shooter, Synapse. nDreams are also happy to confirm that the game will be launching exclusively on PlayStation® VR2 on July 4.

In a new trailer unveiled today, players get a fresh look at the game’s dual-wielding gameplay alongside a first glimpse of the game’s intriguing narrative that places them inside the twisted mind of a villain during a high-stakes mission to prevent a catastrophic attack.

David Hayter (voice of Snake from Metal Gear Solid and acclaimed screenwriter of X-Men and Watchmen) plays Colonel Peter Conrad, a once respected black ops leader who has since gone rogue and become a notorious enemy of the state. His increasingly deranged thinking has led to him threatening to unleash Armageddon. Hayter teams up once again with nDreams, having voiced General Zhurov in the studio’s 2020 award-winning Phantom: Covert Ops.

Jennifer Hale (voice acting credits include Commander Shepherd in Mass Effect and Rivet in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart) plays Handler Clara Sorensen, a director of the ultra-secretive Bureau V. Sorensen is the player’s sole link to the outside world from within the Colonel’s mind and acts as a guide through his warped subconscious. Hale is reunited with her co-star Hayter, having played the role of Naomi Hunter alongside him in Metal Gear Solid.

“When nDreams first approached me about playing the character of Colonel Conrad, I was immediately intrigued,” said David Hayter. “I was impressed with the complexity of his character, the unique nature of the gameplay and I have had an absolute blast bringing Conrad to life. It’s been fantastic to work with the team at nDreams again and of course, to have the privilege of going voice-to-voice with the legendary Jennifer Hale.”

“Working on Synapse has been a really great experience,” said Jennifer Hale. “The team at nDreams have done an incredible job with the game and it’s immensely satisfying knowing I’ll be helping Synapse’s players to take David down.”

In Synapse, players take on the role of a highly trained operative tasked with breaking into the Colonel’s mind to extract crucial intel that will put an end to his plans for mass destruction. The game has been crafted to take full advantage of PlayStation® VR2’s next generation feature set with eye-tracking enhanced, motion-controlled telekinesis and adrenaline fuelled gunplay that players can feel through the PlayStation® VR2’s Sense™ controllers’ haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

Further Synapse news will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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