A few days ago, rumors buzzed that Crysis 3 was in the works and many of you sent this news into us to report on. It wasn't that we ignored those messages, we were only waiting for the official announcement -- and here it is!
EA and Crytek have today officially announced the game, due for release in 2013. Players will reprise their roles as a vengeful Prophet who returns to New York in the year 2047, which has now been encased in a Nanodome thanks to Cell Corporation who have disguised the power grab as an attempt at improving the city.
We know the omnipotent Nanosuit will return, assuredly with upgrades, and you'll have a new bow (pictured above) as well. Beyond that and the story synopsis, not much else was announced. Although if you're immediately sold on the sequel, pre-order details have been revealed.
Pre-ordering today will instantly upgrade you to the limited Hunter Edition of the game. Included in the upgrade is early multiplayer access to the new signature bow and its attachments, plus the Hunter Nanosuit module which adds additional power and functionality to the super-suit. Pre-ordering now will also also get you a head start when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique bow skin and three exclusive dog tags.
Three retailer-specific pre-orders have been announced as well, though which pack goes with which retailer wasn't announced, and the usual suspects of retailers do not yet list the game.
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.
Crysis 3 is scheduled for release in early 2013. Follow all of the coverage here on TA.