Crytek and EA announce Crysis 3 for Q2 2013
Yet more stunning visual acrobatics promised by Crytek's latest shooter.
Michael Plant is chief editor and writer of gaming ezine and blog GamesCatalyst.com, as well as editor of 'The Independent'’s games review printed in the Saturday supplement 'Information'. Established in February 2011, Games Catalyst endeavours to bring its unique brand of fact and satire to the videogaming community and, in tandem with 'The Independent', hopefully turn a few non-believers on to gaming while we’re at it.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
EA and Crytek have formally announced Crysis 3, describing it as the ‘premier sandbox shooter experience of 2013′. Once more powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE, Crytek promise further visual advancement and dynamic gameplay.
Players will resume 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.
Crysis 3 will be available spring 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC – revealing in itself given it’s unlikely EA would be releasing 360 and PS3 games if their successors were just around the corner.
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