AU Shippin' Out March 21-25: Crysis 2

It's crunch time for Crytek as the developer prepares to release its first console first-person shooter after a history of power-hungry PC games.

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Fabled PC developer Crytek has swapped the tropical jungles of a small fictional island for the skyline of New York City in Crysis 2. The iconic nanosuit from the first Crysis game makes a return, giving players the chance to wield it in a bid to save humanity from an alien invasion. Crysis 2 also marks the first time that the CryEngine has made its way onto consoles, with the title being released simultaneously on the Xbox 360, PlayStation, and PC. Keep an eye out for Crysis 2 when it arrives in Australian stores this Thursday.

Despite the troubles going on in Japan, Sega has confirmed to GameSpot AU that Yakuza 4 is still slated for release on March 24. While the game is still set in Japan, the biggest addition to the latest instalment is the introduction of three new protagonists, bringing the total of playable characters up to four. Each character brings its own different missions to the table and eventually those missions link up, revealing the bigger conspiracy going on in the Japanese underworld.

The other big release this week, also from Japan, is Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy. The Dissidia spin-off franchise is really one for the Final Fantasy fans, bringing together characters from across the universe and making them fight. Nine new fighters have been added to the roster alongside new fighting mechanics such as assists and an EX mode.

To find out what else comes out this week, check out the full list below:

March 17, 2010
Yakuza 4 (PS3)
Crysis 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
Dance on Broadway (PS3)
Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (360)
Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy (PSP)
The Sims Medieval (PC, Mac)
Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound (DS)

Discussion

16 comments
agentdandb
agentdandb

Crysis 2 will do well, sales-wise. PC will be the obvious superior version. But it's nice for people who don't like gaming on PC's, has the choice to get the game on they're 360's or PS3's. The Sims Medieval? Just no.

mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator

@illmatic87 Im not too sure its because of that, i just think im a little over saturated with shooters right now... Im probably gonna finish Dead space 2 and find the simplest dumbest game ever to play... or i could play SSF IV... I do miss that game.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

Yakuza 4 for me. Crysis 2, I'll get that on a later date.

Chickan_117
Chickan_117

@phobianas - Can't wait for no longer? So a minus plus a minus... you can wait! That's lucky coz you have to! :D @mystic_knight @illmatic87 - What illmatic says is true. You need to get yourself a PC :) That said I think it's great this one's also coming out on consoles as it should expand their market... I just hope the game doesn't suffer as a result (doubt it will)

illmatic87
illmatic87

@mystic_knight because you bought it on the wrong platform :D

mystic_knight
mystic_knight moderator

Only crysis 2 is preordered. Im not sure if im interested to be honest... its the only game i preordered which im not hyped for

phobianas
phobianas

Damn cant wait for no longer, want Crysis 2 nowwwwww =(, lol

daub11
daub11

can't wait till the game comes out cause it just looks totally awsome even it you beat the game you could play it over and over and never get bored until you decide to sell it just because it was fun to play.

pidow
pidow

Crysis 2 pre-ordered and waiting to play.

pad69
pad69

Yep! I really liked the first game looking to the second part.

Toplinkar
Toplinkar

I want crysis 2 so badly, but after the poor performance of the PS3 demo I'll wait for the review. I hope it isn't as bad as I think it will be, but hey, if it is, at least I'll have money for Deus Ex 3's Augmented edition :P.

Sn1p3r-28
Sn1p3r-28

Can't wait for Crysis 2. My pre-order of the Nano Edition was shipped today! so It'll be here on release day.

illmatic87
illmatic87

Crysis 2 4 Pee-Cee - the way God intended.

masterds64
masterds64

Crysis 2 and yakuza 4 pre-ordered. Yakuza 3 included, thank you jb you done it again!