Crysis 2 beta sign-ups beginning

Crytek promoting relaunch of community site with a chance to get access to upcoming shooter's early trial, win a gaming mouse.

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Crysis 2 doesn't arrive on the PC, PlayStation 3, or Xbox 360 until later this year, but developer Crytek is giving some lucky gamers a chance to get their hands on the game early. According to Blue's News, prior to the Crysis 2 community portal being taken down for a planned relaunch, Crytek used it to tell fans how they could be considered for a beta test of the upcoming shooter.

Some lucky gamers will get a chance to try out Crysis 2 before its official debut.
Some lucky gamers will get a chance to try out Crysis 2 before its official debut.

By being among the first to register for the new site once it relaunches, gamers will have a chance to secure an access key for the beta. It's unclear which platforms the beta will run on or how gamers who already had accounts on the old community portal will be considered for beta access. (Crytek did note community members' existing login information will still work on the new site.) The beta keys aren't the only incentives involved in the relaunch, as Crytek will also be giving registrants exclusive wallpapers, a badge in the forums, and a chance at winning a Razer gaming mouse.

Crysis 2 sees players fend off an alien threat once again, aided by a nanosuit that grants the user superhuman abilities ranging from speed boosts to active camouflage. One departure the sequel will be taking is in the setting. While the original game featured lush tropical environments, Crysis 2 takes place in the urban jungle of New York City.

For more on Crysis 2, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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