EA have unveiled the first details on the follow up to 2011’s futuristic first person shooter Crysis 2, with Crysis 3. The game, which was accidentally revealed via an EA associate last week, has now officially been presented to the public and will be scheduled for a 2013 release.
The game has been hailed by EA as “The first Blockbuster shooter of 2013” which, by their standards, can only mean they have high hopes for this title and believe it can deliver. Crytek, developers of the game, have said that the game will be: “State of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay”. From the very first Crysis title, the game has been renowned for its impressive graphics and the third title will no doubt continue this trend.
Playing as Prophet, the Nanosuit will again be your greatest weapon as you use the suit to disappear, run faster and protect yourself. One new weapon which has already been revealed is the crossbow, which being Crysis you know won’t be a standard crossbow. In addition to this, it was revealed that Prophet will now be able to utilise alien weapons to become the deadliest hunter imaginable.
The game is again set in New York but the complexion of the city has changed. The New York City Liberty Dome, put in place by the corrupt Cell Corporation, has changed New York into a vast jungle environment with remains of the original city still in place. Within the environment, Prophet will be confronted by overgrown trees, swamplands and vicious rivers.
Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek, has said:
“Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love. 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.”
Similar to the other Crysis titles, Crysis 3 hopes to be at the forefront of the multiplayer shooters and the pre-order bonuses reflect this:
- 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. Firing 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.
With all of the positives coming from this reveal, we can only hope that Crysis 3 will be everything it promises to be. Crysis 3 will be available in spring 2013 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.