EA officially announced Crysis 3 today, following up on last weeks leak of information. The game is set to come out in Spring 2013 on the newest CryENGINE – which, if I may add, is absolutely gorgeous!
In the third installment in the Crysis series you will play as Lawrence “Prophet” Barnes in a fight against the Cell Corporation, back in New York City. The city has been encased in a nanodome by Cell which has caused the City to turn into a “veritable rainforest teaming with overgrown tress, dense swamplands and raging rivers” according to EA in their press release earlier today. Inside this dome there are seven distinct environments referred to as the “Seven Wonders”. The new and dangerous world calls for some new and equally dangerous weaponry and tactics. Prophet will be equiped with a super awesome composite-bow as well as plenty of other weaponry, an advanced nanosuit, and a plethora of alien technology to make him into the most deadly and efficient killer in the world.
The mission is a revenge mission for Prophet as he tries to uncover the truth about Cell and stop them. Cell told the civilians that the nanodomes were put in place to protect them from the Ceph, but in reality it is Cell’s way of gaining power and alien tech to dominate the world. Ceph and humans alike will be your enemies, “Nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet’s quest for redemption.”
Chief Executive of Crytek Cevat Yerli stated “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.”
The game is now available for pre-order and Crytek also let us know that the Hunter Edition of the game will offer plenty of multiplayer goodies such as an XP boost, early composite-bow access, a bow skin, and 3 unique dog tags.
In addition to the Hunter Edition, select retailers are offering other packs of the game including the Stalker Pack, Overkill Pack, and Predator Pack. More information on these will be available in the source link at the bottom of this post.
Here is a video slideshow of shots from the game, if you all are interested. It looks marvelous.