Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Crytek

Marius Titus marches on, Ryse: Son of Rome announced for PC

Ryse Son of Rome (PC, Xbox One) PC Announcement - Screenshot 1

After conquering the lands of Xbox Onia, Marius Titus has gathered the remnants of the XIV Gemina and set off on their next campaign to the far off lands of Computoria. Or if you would prefer to skip bad jokes: Crytek has announced that they and Deep Silver will be bringing the action title Ryse: Son of Rome to PC this fall. The new version will be released online and in stores, and it will include all previously released DLC as well as support 4K resolution. The download packs include five skins, 16 Arena maps (five for solo play), Survival Mode, and three extra Survival maps. In addition, PC gamers will also be getting two bonuses that came with the special edition of the Xbox One release, the Ruins multiplayer map and the Legionnaire’s Trust sword.


PC News

Homefront: The Revolution taking the battle to Philadelphia in 2015

The Red Dawn-esque first-person shooter Homefront left gamers in an America crumbling under the weight of its North Korean overlords, and it doesn’t seem much has changed. Co-publishers Crytek and Deep Silver have announced that the next entry in the series, Homefront: The Revolution, that will shift the action to Philadelphia, where the oppression continues. This time, players will be able to join a new resistance movement that will utilize guerrilla warfare to defeat the occupying Korean forces. The publishers promise unscripted firefights in an open-world city that features a day-and-night cycle, changing weather, recruitable resistance fighters, and items to craft into makeshift weapons. In addition to a single-player campaign, four players will be able to join up in their own group to battle it out in co-op multiplayer.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Ryse: Son of Rome – Morituri Pack launches, contest announced

Ryse Son of Rome (Xbox One) Morituri Pack Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ryse: Son of Rome’s multiplayer received a new add-on today, the Morituri Pack. The $7.99 download includes three new arenas for Gladiator mode (Beacon, False Gods, and Revolution), two arenas for Survival mode (Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest), five arenas for Solo mode (the new Gladiator arenas plus Garden and Market), and the armor of Oswald, King of the Britons. Beacon tasks players with invading a barbarian camp, while False Gods has an Ancient Egypt theme and Revolution a post-collapse Western Roman Empire theme. Both Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest are filled with traps that spring during combat. A contest to discover the final Easter Egg was also announced, details are available below.


Contests, DLC, Xbox One News

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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.”


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.


Xbox One News