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Maximum torque: Crysis 3 locked for spring 2013 release

Monday, 16th April 2012 13:06 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Crysis 3 will launch in spring 2013, EA said today, with the publisher calling the Crytek sequel the “first blockbuster shooter” of next year.

Crysis 3 will be the “first blockbuster shooter of 2013,” EA announced today after it jumped the gun last week. The game will release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

“Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,” said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli.

“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.”

Crysis 3 takes place in 2047 in New York. Prophet from Crysis 2 has returned to the city, only to find it encased in a Nanodome by Cell Corporation. The Nanodomes are part of Cell’s plan for global domination.

Players can expect to go up against both human and Ceph enemies.

EA’s also announced the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition. Those who pre-order will get early access to the new bow weapon, the Hunter Nanosuit module with extra functionality, an XP head-start for multiplayer, a unique bow skin and three exclusive dog tags.

Three pre-order packs for specific retailers have also been announced:

  • 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.

First screens and cover are below.

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25 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    I think it’ll be interesting to see the difference in PR talk between this and the last version.

    Some of the stuff that EA came out with in the build up to Crysis 2 seemed a bit arrogant.

    If they just focus on making a top game in it’s own right, I might be interested.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Edo

    The same main character (Prophet)the same enemies(Ceph & Cell),the same setting(New York)sure …let’s add some grass and call it Crysis 3!I mean I’ve seen companies reusing assets but this…this is just plain lazy!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. jnms

    Anyone else thing Crysis is way over-rated?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Telepathic.Geometry

    Nope. But maybe Crysis 2 is.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. LOLshock92

    Boring.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. daytripper

    Prefer crysis 2 to 1, found the setting, gameplay much more enjoyable.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    If your invasion force is vulnerable to stone age weaponry, you need to seriously rethink your strategy.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    I still haven’t played the second one. I should do that. Saw far too many people moaning about it.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. LOLshock94

    yeah the whole crysis series is over rated, specially the first game.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Maximum Payne

    Yea this is def shouldn’t be called Crysis ”3”.
    Still, can’t wait one of the better FPS that was released in long time.
    Edit: I think this ”urban jungle” its actually great way to combine city and jungle with same character and story.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. YoungZer0

    Okay, this looks pretty damn good.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    Looks good. I hope it will be close to Crysis 1, then Crysis 2.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Dragonborn

    awesome news , i hope it’s open world like the first one , so we can travel around apocalypse new-york !

    #13 3 years ago
  14. LOLshock94

    all aboard the yerli hype train shoooooooooooshoooooooooshuck shuckshuck

    #14 3 years ago
  15. aseddon130

    looks awesome sign me up!

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Maximum Payne

    Yo dawg we heard you like NY…. :D
    I am really hoping some DX11 and higher textures from beginning.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. lucascane

    Holy Crap!!! Maximum Waiting!

    #17 3 years ago
  18. CaptPierce

    MASSIVE SPOILERS WARNING:

    Wait, how is it is says PROPHET is returning to the city? I know he’s alive in the suit, but I thought a gunshot to the face kinda would seem he’s not alive anymore.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. The_Red

    Wow, announcing the pre-order pack AT THE SAME time as the actual announcement of the game.
    What’s next? First revealing the pre-order exclusives for a mystery game and then announcing a week later?

    EDIT: Also, love the Crysis 1+2 theme of green, urban jungle. Loved that look in Enslaved.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @18, If you finished Crysis 2, personalities of Prophet (stored in the nanosuit) and Alcatraz merged together at the end of Crysis 2, and it’s now calling itself Prophet.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. OrbitMonkey

    @7, Worked for the Ewoks ;-)

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Len

    Really not interested after the 2nd one, was seriously boring.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    @21
    Yeah, but they were up against useless Storm Troopers who couldnt shoot straight and wore debilitating plastic armour with apparently no defensive benefits whatsoever.

    …Oh, oh wait. …Well fuck.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Gigabomber

    Really felt that Crysis 2 had a better campaign and was more fun than the last 2 CoDs, even though it wasn’t stellar. the Multiplayer was far more stable and entertaining, it’s too bad that my family/buddies still stick to COD.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Hunam

    Those screenshots will look nothing like the finished game in any way, shape or form.

    #25 3 years ago

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