April 16, 2012

Crytek announces Crysis 3!



Earlier today, Crytek released a press release announcing a 2013 release for their upcoming sequel Crysis 3. Looking at the press release it looks like we are going to be heading back to New York, but this time it’s going to be very different. Here’s the description of the game straight from the press release.


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.”


Sound a bit like Turok in a ravaged New York sans the dinosaurs, but I am ok with that. The last Turok didn’t really live up to the N64 pedigree, so high tech bows need a new home. Multiplayer will return and there will be specific retailer pre-order bonuses. Below is a synopsis of the story, again this is straight from the press release. Check out the screen gallery below, Crysis 3 will be released in 2013 on the PC, PS3, and Xbox360.


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.”



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  3. IronJade - April 17, 2012 10:51 pm

    Well, looks no better than CryEngine 2, they prob need to hit the drawing board because both Frostbite AND Unreal Engine 3 outdo this crap.

    • mmeek - April 18, 2012 12:35 am

      Yes and no. It’s actually REALLY feature-rich, but Crysis isn’t really the game to show it off. The “recent” CryEngine3 DX11 Bells & Whistles trailer really shows off some neat things the engine’s capable of. But it just doesn’t matter with a bland art style and when you need to make it run 60FPS.

  4. mmeek - April 17, 2012 1:37 pm

    Here’s hoping for gameplay more in line with Crysis than Crysis 2. Shame about it having MP after C2’s MP was some of the worst in history.

  5. RAY16 - April 16, 2012 6:58 pm

    I hope they double the amount of needlessly tessellated concrete barriers.


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