Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Crytek

Ryse: Son of Rome sale announced, Mars’ Chosen Pack DLC dated

Ryse Son of Rome (Xbox One) Mars Chosen Pack Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Crytek is gearing up for Ryse: Son of Rome’s next downloadable multiplayer add-on, Mars’ Chosen Pack. Announced for a February 28 release, the new expansion will add five new maps, a new co-op mode, and a new skin. The new maps include Dockyard, Firestorm, Courtyard, Pyramid, and Obelisk. The first two maps are being added and the third optimized for the new Survival Mode, while the latter pair will bring the exotic wilds of Egypt to Arena Mode. The new skin will be a soldier-centric addition, dubbed the Legionary.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Far Cry Classic taking players back to the jungle next week

Far Cry Classic Compilation (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 3

Far Cry Classic, an updated re-release of the original Far Cry, will be available on February 11 on Live and PSN, according to Ubisoft. Previously scheduled for launch as part of Microsoft’s 2013 Summer Arcade promo, this new version will run $9.99 and feature updated graphics, a new interface, and improved cutscenes. Far Cry Classic is not included in the upcoming Far Cry Compilation, but it is in the European version, titled Far Cry The Wild Expedition.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Far Cry’s 10 years celebrated with Far Cry Compilation for PS3

Far Cry Classic Compilation (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 1

To commemorate the Far Cry series’ 10-year anniversary, Ubisoft will be releasing a new collection for PS3. Far Cry Compilation, scheduled to be released on February 11, will include 2008’s Far Cry 2 as well as 2012’s Far Cry 3 and 2013’s Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. No word how (or if) Far Cry will make its way into the collection.

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PlayStation 3 News

(Xbox One Review) Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome

“… a bombastic action title filled with bloody battles, cinematic encounters, and gravely sounding centurions barking orders about glory and empire, but it’s also very repetitive.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Free and for-pay DLC now available for Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse Son of Rome (Xbox One) Free and Colosseum Pack DLC Announcement - Screenshot 4

Crytek’s Roman-themed action title Ryse has received two DLC packs today, one free and the other for pay. The bonus download is for two new level events for Gladiator Mode, one featuring a random turret that will need to be destroyed and another cause single-use, stat-boosting Reward Statues to appear. The for-pay drop, the Colosseum Pack, includes two new character skins (Commodus and Centurion) and two new arenas (Henge and Ascension) for $3.99. Check below for shots of the new stages and armor.

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DLC, Xbox One News

Shield bashing, gore, and more in Ryse: Son of Rome launch trailer

Marius Titus sets out on his quest for revenge against the barbarian hordes and a corrupt command this Friday with the launch of Ryse: Son of Rome. To kick off the impending release, Crytek and Microsoft have released a new launch trailer that shows off the kinds of bloody battles that gamers can expect. The Cryengine-powered tale features a campaign that is said to bring “the violence, chaos and depravity of ancient Rome to life with unprecedented cinematic realism.”

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Xbox One News

Ryse: Son of Rome gets Season Pass, four DLC packs scheduled

Ryse Son of Rome (Xbox One) Combat Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 4

Microsoft has detailed the Season Pass for Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome. The pass will include four downloadable packs for $19.99, which represents a savings of 25 percent over individual purchases. In total, the drops will add 14 multiplayer maps, six player skins, access to a new tier of weapons and armor, new level events, and a new mode. The pass also comes with an extra attribute-boosting weapon set that includes a sword and shield.

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Xbox One News

New Ryse: Son of Rome story trailers, screenshots released

Microsoft Game Studios has two new trailers for Crytek’s upcoming action title Ryse: Son of Rome. One of the videos gives a two-minute overview of the main character, Roman legionnaire Marius Titus, who is on a quest of revenge against the barbarians who killed his family. The other details the story behind a special weapon gifted to Titus by his father, the Damocles dagger, which is said to come from a centurion who returned from Hades to take vengeance on the corrupt generals that left him to die. Damocles’ tale is especially eye-catching.

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Xbox One News

Ryse: Son of Rome combat detailed in new video documentary entry

Crytek has released a new video in their documentary series covering the development of their upcoming Xbox One action title Ryse: Son of Rome. The latest entry focuses on combat, including a look at the Roman combat expert that was consulted and the motion-capture technology used to bring Marius to life. The six-minute entry also features interviews with several team members, including gameplay director Patrick Esteves, senior producer Brian Chambers, and animator Joseph Garrahan.

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Xbox One News

Crysis 3 to return to its roots with The Lost Island multiplayer DLC

Crysis 3 (360, PC, PS3) The Lost Island DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

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.

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