CRYTEK And EA Announce Crysis 3

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Powered by the legendary CryEngine gaming engine, Crysis 3 is being pegged as a visually stunning sandbox shooter slated for a 2013 release. In fact, EA are saying it will be the first blockbuster shooter of the year, meaning that it may be coming incredibly early that year.

The game is set in a futuristic New York, with ‘Prophet’ returning to the city only to find that it has been encased by a ‘Nanodome’ which is a product from a corrupt super-corporation, known as the Cell Corporation. Within this Nanodome is the New York Liberty Dome, which has been transformed into a dense urban rainforest setting with trees, swamplands and rivers. In this dome there are also seven distinct environments known as the Seven Wonders, which are all treacherous environments likely designed to challenge the player.

Here is a little background on the game from the press release –

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.

The game seems incredibly unique in its setting and the backstory seems like it has the potential to be fairly interesting. On the game, Crytek had this to say –

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.”

Players are able to pre-order the Hunter Edition of the game which will give players a significant level boost for multiplayer, as well as unique weapons, skins and dogtags. Players who want to dominate the multiplayer arena early should consider purchasing this pack. In addition to this, there are also three other packages on offer, which are –

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.

For more information, be sure to visit the Official Website.

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