Last week we noted that Electronic Arts Inc. and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH were rumored to be announcing the latest edition to the Crysis series. Those rumors were sparked by a leaked screenshot of the official listing, box art, and logo for the game. EA later followed up with this statement: ?The best kept secret in shooters just can?t be contained. Stay tuned for more information on April 16.?
Well, today is April 16th and Electronic Arts and Crytek have officially announced Crysis 3, their premiere sandbox shooter game expected to be released in 2013. The game will be powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE which advances on the state of the art with stunning visuals and a completely new and dynamic gameplay. I have the full press release listed below as well as some newly released screenshots following the release. BTW, the screenshots look amazing!
GUILDFORD, UK. ? April 16, 2012 ? The hunted becomes the hunter! Electronic Arts Inc. and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH, today announced Crysis? 3, the premier sandbox shooter experience of 2013. Powered by Crytek?s proprietary CryENGINE?, Crysis 3 advances the state of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay. Players take on the role of ?Prophet? as he returns to New York, only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will utilize a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.
?Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,? said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. ?Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we?re able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded gameplay experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game.?
Set in 2047, Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation?s motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL?s covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet?s quest for retribution.
Crytek also announced that players who are ready to start the hunt can pre-order the Crysis? 3 Hunter Edition* today . The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition gives players the tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer with early access to the new signature bow and its attachments, plus the Hunter Nanosuit module which adds additional power and functionality to the super-suit. Gamers who pre-order now will also have a head start when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique bow skin and three exclusive dog tags to hunt in style**. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available on Origin.com and other participating retailers for ?49.99.
In addition to receiving the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition, select retailers are offering gamers that pre-order Crysis 3 the following early multiplayer unlocks:
? Stalker Pack ? Includes the base game, all Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: for players who like to stalk their prey from the shadows the Stalker Pack provides early multiplayer access to the deadly semi-auto Jackal shotgun. This powerful, close-range shotgun comes with a unique silencer attachment, custom weapon skin and two exclusive themed in-game dog tags.
? Overkill Pack ? Includes the base game, all Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: the Overkill Pack features early multiplayer access to the Typhoon assault weapon and skin. Spewing 500 rounds a second, the Typhoon gives players the ability to go guns blazing to take back the Liberty Dome. Also included are two exclusive Overkill themed in-game dog tags.
? Predator Pack ? Includes the base game, all the Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: the Predator Pack delivers early multiplayer access to the Feline submachine gun and exclusive camo. With an extremely fast rate of fire and a 60 round magazine the Feline is highly effective and deadly, at short range.
Developed by Crytek and powered by the proprietary cutting edge CryENGINE technology, Crysis 3 will be available spring 2013 for the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system, PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system and PC. For more information on Crysis 3, please visit www.crysis.ea.com, and for the latest news visit www.facebook.com/crysis or follow us on Twitter? at www.twitter.com/crysis. Press assets for Crysis 3 are available at www.gamespress.ea.com.