The Crysis series will continue next year, as EA has announced Crysis 3, which takes the sci-fi shooter back into the urban jungle of New York, and is due out spring 2013.
Crytek is once more at the helm, with the game in development for PC and consoles, built on the studio's own Cry Engine. The game promises "seven distinct and treacherous environments known as the Seven Wonders", as well as new alien weaponry.
Set in 2047, players take control of a character called Prophet, who's seeking revenge after revealing the truth behind Cell Coporation's motives for building a fully-shielded 'Liberty Dome' over New York. Armed with composite bow, upgraded nano-suit and alien tech, Prophet enters the Dome, a rain-forest urban environment crowded with dense vegetation, marshes and wild rivers and battles both extraterrestrial foes and aggressive human enemies.
The game will be due out for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC next year.
"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 can pre-order the Hunter Edition of the game through EA's Origin or selected retailers, which grants early access to a powerful composite bow and Hunter module, providing additional power and functionality to the nano-suit. Owners will also get a XP boost for multiplayer, and three exclusive dog tags.
Also, EA's flagged pre-order incentives from select retailers. These will include:
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.
All the ground-breaking first details of Crytek's stunning new vision can be found in Gamereactor Magazine's April issue, available for free in Nordic game retailers - Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway - now, in a world exclusive feature as the first news outlet to see the game in action. Check out our tease of the issue below.
That feature will be available in the UK in our next Gamereactor Magazine iPad Edition, hitting the App Store in the very near future. You can download that issue when its available, plus all our previous editions, for free here.
Gamereactor Magazine is a free print magazine available at retail stores across Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway - and is also published in Germany.