The worst kept secret of last week.
Today, EA and Crytek officially confirmed what was leaked last week by a slip-up on EA’s Origin service site, that Crysis 3 is in development and will be released in 2013.
Set in the year 2047, players take on the role of Prophet as he returns to New York City only to find it’s been encased by a Nanodome by the Cell Corporation, and he must fight to reveal the truth and stop CELL from going any further. Revealed in the first screenshots released, Prophet will use a new Composite Bow in this new “Urban Jungle” environment, plus new Alien tech which hasn’t been revealed yet.
“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.”
In a strange move on the games’ announcement day, Crytek also revealed some of the pre-order items for the game. Pre-ordering the game at either Origin.com or at other video game retailers, you will receive a free upgrade to the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition which includes early access to the signature Bow and its attachments in multiplayer, a unique skin for the bow, the Hunter Nanosuit module which adds additional power and functionality to the super-suit and an XP boost to jump to level 5 in multiplayer right away.
Also available at other retailers (not confirmed which ones yet) are the following pre-order packs:
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.
Once we know more about the specific stores that the pre-order items are at, and much more on Crysis 3, we’ll pass it along. Until then, check out some more screenshots for Crysis 3 below.