Monday, April 16th 2012

Crytek Takes Aim with Crysis 3 - The First Blockbuster Shooter of 2013

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.

"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. 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.

Crytek also announced that players who are ready to start the hunt can pre-order the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition today. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition gives players the tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer with early access to the new signature bow and its attachments, plus the Hunter Nanosuit module which adds additional power and functionality to the super-suit. Gamers who pre-order now will also have a head start when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique bow skin and three exclusive dog tags to hunt in style. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available on Origin.com and other participating retailers for $59.99.

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.

Developed by Crytek and powered by the proprietary cutting edge CryENGINE technology, Crysis 3 will be available spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC.
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82 Comments on Crytek Takes Aim with Crysis 3 - The First Blockbuster Shooter of 2013

#1
DaC
I just started playing Crysis 2 yesterday... wasn't prophet dead ? lol... update me on this... I don't wanna google it.... :shadedshu

Also, if these SS are the best graphics they managed to pull......... not looking good... I mean... it does look nice, but after crysis 1 I really expected a lot more from latter releases from Crytek regarding to graphics
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#2
Sasqui
by: Cristian_25H
Crysis 3 will be available spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC.
...and as I was reading, I thought "this has hit the streets"? Then I got to the last part, what a tease.
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#3
Mindweaver
Moderato®™
Spring 2013! well crap.. I was hoping for a Christmas release or fall..
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#4
renz496
by: DaC
I just started playing Crysis 2 yesterday... wasn't prophet dead ? lol... update me on this... I don't wanna google it.... :shadedshu
just play the game till the end. the answer was there :)
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#5
DaC
by: renz496
just play the game till the end. the answer was there :)
Oh that's just mean man!
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#6
hhumas
same shit with improved graphics
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#7
KainXS
by: renz496
just play the game till the end. the answer was there :)
yup they tell you something when you get the suit but at the end they tell you something radically different . . . . . . .
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#8
lyndonguitar
I play games
graphics still looks similar to Crysis 2 with little improvements, but with the engine, maybe it has big improvements as a whole
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#9
renz496
by: DaC
Oh that's just mean man!
if you're playing it now you should know that everyone in the game mistaking alcatraz as prophet since he was wearing prophet nanosuit. but you will know the true answer after you beat the final stage :D
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#10
lilhasselhoffer
Wait a second, what?


Crytek has just said that they want to move back to open world exploration, which is a huge step in the right direction.

They follow this up with the statement that there will be 7 environmental levels (jungle, lava, ice, .... I'd imagine), weapons unlocked by buying the initial game at a higher price, and finally stating that the "advanced" weapon that will be used is a composite crossbow. What?

I realize that EA will be the distributor, and leaking this information will help with the Mass Effect PR disaster, but why would you tell people anything more than "we're going back to our sandbox roots?" The rest of this statement basically says "we listened to some of what you said about the second, but still decided to sledgehammer in concepts from other successful games, despite not fitting the developed continuity, anyways. You're all idiots who will buy this game anyways...."


I really hope that I'm proven wrong, but even Crytek has to answer to EA. No matter how good the creative team, EA's goals kill franchises far more often than they improve them.
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#11
DaC
by: KainXS
yup they tell you something when you get the suit but at the end they tell you something radically different . . . . . . .
I found it too strange... Prophet dead is like no sense.... the guy is the best char along Psycho

by: renz496
if you're playing it now you should know that everyone in the game mistaking alcatraz as prophet since he was wearing prophet nanosuit. but you will know the true answer after you beat the final stage :D
Yeah.... I keep thinking.... why don't this guy just tells at once that he's not prophet to this damn doctor.... lol...
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#12
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: lilhasselhoffer

I really hope that I'm proven wrong, but even Crytek has to answer to EA. No matter how good the creative team, EA's goals kill franchises far more often than they improve them.
Meh, I truly believe the likes of Crytek and Bioware can do stupid things of their own. There are no saints in this world.

Anyway looking forward to it as I like the story.
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#13
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: Frick
Meh, I truly believe the likes of Crytek and Bioware can do stupid things of their own. There are no saints in this world.

Anyway looking forward to it as I like the story.
I do have to mark this occasion as I agree with you this one time.
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#14
Red_Machine
by: hhumas
same shit with improved graphics
Better than another CoD game.
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#15
ZoneDymo
by: DaC
I just started playing Crysis 2 yesterday... wasn't prophet dead ? lol... update me on this... I don't wanna google it.... :shadedshu

Also, if these SS are the best graphics they managed to pull......... not looking good... I mean... it does look nice, but after crysis 1 I really expected a lot more from latter releases from Crytek regarding to graphics
nope at the end of Crysis 1 Nomad and Psycho go back into the alien invested island by V-Tol to get him out.
Have not played Crysis 2 though so if that is what you are referring to then I dont know :S
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#16
Vinska
by: hhumas
same shit with improved graphics
I wouldn't count on it. (the improved graphics part). Because:
by: Cristian_25H
Crysis 3 will be available spring 2013 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC.
If You know what I mean... ¬___¬
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#18
Fairlady-z
by: legends84
nano arrow to the knee.....
:roll::roll::roll::roll::toast:
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#19
hhumas
I have just played part 2 with gtx 460 ssc .. it was good . and waited too long to play on dx11 .. there was some problem with patch ..
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#20
Depth
Prophet shot himself to disconnect from his suit, how did he YOU into the suit after that?

The suit isolates and contains the alien virus when you contract it, why didn't it do that to Prophet?
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#21
Ikaruga
by: DaC
Also, if these SS are the best graphics they managed to pull......... not looking good... I mean... it does look nice, but after crysis 1 I really expected a lot more from latter releases from Crytek regarding to graphics
by: lyndonrakista
graphics still looks similar to Crysis 2 with little improvements, but with the engine, maybe it has big improvements as a whole
They are slowly fine tuning it as time goes by.
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#22
Vulpesveritas
Eh with that bow not creating any noise, and having any muzzle flash, I would imagine it will be the ultimate stealth weapon.

And didn't we wipe out all the ceph in NYC already?
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#23
Filiprino
I hope that they put more time on the PC version. Holy crap, by the time Crysis 3 launches we'll have Radeons HD 8000 and GTX 780 or GTX 685, what NVIDIA decides to call it.

CryTek, please make our hardware beg and cry for showing the Windows Desktop instead of your demanding game.

Also, Crysis 1 on console is a joke compared to it on PCs. Probably that's why you chose a more simple and closed scenario like New York for Crysis 2. You could have changed city for Crysis 3. And I hope seeing a lot of foliage on the PC version. More visual complexity. Feel that your screen is full of things, that the environment is covering you.

Mix that with some 3D and I think it would be a great experience. Think of Avatar, but better.
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#24
Vulpesveritas
by: Depth
Prophet shot himself to disconnect from his suit, how did he YOU into the suit after that?

The suit isolates and contains the alien virus when you contract it, why didn't it do that to Prophet?
He put the suit on you and then shot himself so it would fully function for you.
And the virus... I wondered the same thing, but remember Prophet had been in the alien tube things exploring and such. He may have just gotten too high of an exposure for the suit to filter out all at once perhaps too.
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#25
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Holy spoilers Batman.
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