EA and Crytek have lifted the veil Crysis 3, treating fans to an early look at Major Laurence “Prophet” Barnes's next New York mission. As teased in last week's report, Crysis 3 leaks onto Origin: more info promised soon, the sequel will find the Prophet returning to a very different New York City in an effort to exact revenge on the Cell Corporation and the Ceph forces that stand in his way.
The sequel will be set inside one of the Cell Corporation's Nanodomes, called The New York City Liberty Dome. Here, players will journey through seven distinct districts (aka the “Seven Wonders”) in search of remaining Ceph aliens and the Cell Corporation bigwigs responsible for encasing New York in the city-wide domes under false pretenses. Players will be equipped with an enhanced nanosuit, composite bow, and “devastating alien tech” to aid them in their journey.
“Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,” explained Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli in today's announcement. “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.”
A regular version of Crysis 3 will ship alongside a Hunter Edition featuring early multiplayer access to the game's bow and attachments, as well as a special "Hunter" nanosuit. Preordering the Hunter Edition from Origin.com will also net players a multiplayer XP boost, unique bow skin, and other online bonuses.
Crytek also revealed preorder incentives for all versions of Crysis 3. The freebies include the Stalker Pack, featuring Hunter Edition content and early access to the auto Jackal shotgun in multiplayer; the Overkill Pack, featuring the Hunter Edition content and early access to the Typhoon assault weapon and skin; and the Predator Pack, again including all the Hunter Edition goodies plus early multiplayer access to the Feline submachine gun. EA has not yet said which retailers will be offering which preorder content.
Crysis 3 is in development for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC for arrival in spring 2013. Are you up for the hunt?