Crytek, EA Officially Announced Crysis 3, Returns To New York City's Jungle

Out with the urban jungle, in with the actual jungle.

Crysis 3 will transform the New York City we all know into a completely different animal when the latest offering from Crytek and EA hits stores in 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Powered by the latest verison of CryEngine 3, EA has already labelled the shooter as the “premier sandbox shooter experience of 2013.” The official announcement comes just as we gave our opinion concerning recent rumors of Crysis 3 being leaked.

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 in the press release. “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 will resume the role of Prophet, aka Alcatraz at the start of Crysis 2, as he attempts to discover the true motives of the evil Cell Corporation.

Three pre-order packs for unnamed retailers were announced as well:

·         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.

Should you pre-order the game on Origin, you’ll get access to the Hunter Edition, giving early access to the game’s all new bow, as well as boosting your multiplayer experience to level 5.

In addition to the announcement, several screen shots of the title were released, featured below.

            




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