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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Crysis
Crytek is going back to the jungle next week with the latest DLC pack for Crysis 3, The Lost Island. After traces of an alien presence are found in the West Pacific, rebel forces are dispatched to destroy the object before Cell troops can retrieve it. The multiplayer-focused drop will include four new maps set on a small island in the Philippines, new weapons, and two new modes, Frenzy and Possession.
The latest entry in Crytek’s Crysis series is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. Crysis 3 brings back the Nanosuit, and the many powers its bestows, as well as protagonist Prophet. After donning the suit and moniker in Crysis 2, he must now make his way through a domed New York that is overrun by vegetation and patrolled by Cell operatives. Seven distinct areas, known as the 7 Wonders, must be explored as he continues his struggle to save mankind.
Electronic Arts has announced that Crysis 3 will begin a two-week open multiplayer beta on January 29. Available for 360, PC, and PS3, the beta will feature two maps, Airport and Museum, and two team-based modes, including the new Hunter mode. Hunter will pit players against one another as two hunters battle a squad of Cell troopers (10 on console and 14 on PC). The hunters only have access to their powers and Predator bows, though defeated Cell troopers will fill their ranks as respawned hunters. The beta will also sport the new in-game social media feed dubbed New York Feed. The feed will not only broadcast the player’s accomplishments to other readers but also offer dynamic challenges.
EA has released a batch of new screenshots from Crytek’s upcoming first-person shooter, Crysis 3. The shots reveal more of the Fields, and the dangers that lurk therein, below the NYC Liberty Dome that must be traversed in order for Prophet and Sykes to reach the rebel forces. A new trailer for Hell of a Town, a video set to debut on December 12 as part Albert Hughes’ series The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3, has also been released.
Crysis 2 is having another go at PC gamers today with Crysis 2: Maximum Edition. Available at Origin.com and other digital outlets, Maximum Edition includes both of the previously released DLC packs (Retaliation and Decimation), two new weapons, bonus XP, weapon skins and attachments, unique dog tags, and nine multiplayer maps.
Crysis is set to return next year with Crysis 3. EA has announced that Crytek is currently at work developing the third entry, which will have players taking on the role of Prophet as he battles new enemies in the wilds of the York City Liberty Dome. After being enclosed in a Nanodome by Cell Corporation, New York City’s seven districts have become overrun with vegetation as rivers feed rainforests and swamps surround ruins. Prophet will have access to a new composite bow, new alien technology, and an enhanced Nanosuit to clear the zones of enemies both human and alien.
Crysis, the Great PC Humbler of 2007, is now available on Live and PSN. More specifically, the single-player campaign is what’s available for the 360 and PS3. The 1600 MS Point/$19.99 release includes an upgrade to the CryEngine 3 and support for stereoscopic 3D.
The original Crysis will be making its way onto consoles for the first time next month when an updated version launches on Live Marketplace and PS Network. The 1600 MS Point/$19.99 release will include the original campaign gussied up with new lighting, effects, and other extras, courtesy of CryEngine 3, as well as full stereoscopic 3D support.
The PC version of Crysis 2 received an update recently, dubbed the Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade, that adds full DirectX11 support. The update includes tessellation, water rendering improvements, high-quality HDR motion blur, higher quality texture formats with the optional high-res texture pack, and even more effects. To download the upgrade, simply boot up the game and go online for the auto install to initiate. A new Map Editor Pack will also be released for free this Wednesday at http://mycrysis.com.