THE BUZZ: After accidentally getting revealed last week, EA has now officially announced Crysis 3 and provided a few details about the game.
Crysis 3 will once again be powered by CryEngine 3, and, “advances the franchise with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay,” according to Crytek.
The third game sees you play as Prophet as he returns to New York, only to discover that the city has been encased in a giant Nanodome created by the Cell Corporation.
“The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers,” the game’s official description reads. “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, set in 2047, sees Prophet on a revenge mission after discovering the true reason behind the dome’s construction.
“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,” says EA. “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.”
“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.”
EA confirmed a special edition of the game will also be available. Details can be found here.
EGM’s TAKE: Quite why someone would create a jungle in the middle of New York is beyond us, but it can’t be for good reasons. The game appears to be following its predecessors with insane graphics and quick paced, powerful gameplay. The Nanosuit makes a return and the new bow weapon should increase your ability to stealth kill. Crysis 3’s story seems just as crazy and complicated as the previous two games, but as long as we get to brutally murder thousands of enemies using our super powered suit, we can live with that.
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