Crysis 2 Limited, Nano editions unveiled

Electronic Arts details $60 and $150 limited editions of Crytek's upcoming shooter; ultimate pack includes 11-inch statue, nanosuit backpack; Xbox 360 getting closed beta "later this year."

Those looking forward to Crytek's upcoming multiplatform first-person shooter recently suffered some bad news: The game was pushed out of 2010 and into 2011. Today, publisher EA explained why it'll be worth it to wait for the game's new March 2011 release date.

EA today detailed the game's two special edition versions. First, a Crysis 2 Limited Edition will ship this March and will come packed with four in-game extras at no additional cost. The $60 version includes perks for the game's multiplayer component including bonus XP, a "SCAR Hologram Decoy" that allows players to project an image of themselves, a "SCAR Weapon Skin" in camouflage, and an in-game Platinum Dog Tag.

The nanosuit-inspired backpack. Image credit: Playfront.

But for gamers who want even more, EA also announced the $150 Crysis 2 Nano Edition. This pack includes everything found in the limited edition as well as a steel case, an 11-inch statue of the game's protagonist standing atop a New York City cab, and an art book. Additionally, everything found in the Nano Edition will come inside a nanosuit backpack (pictured).

The Nano Edition will not be sold in stores and according to EA will be a "very limited" bundle, available only through preorder. EA did not provide images of the Nano Edition, but Swedish retailer Webhallen did. The images have since been yanked, but the shots can now be viewed at German site Playfront.

EA also sent word today that Xbox 360 owners will gain access to a Crysis 2 closed multiplayer beta test later this year. Further, Crytek lifted the veil on the game's multiplayer component today, and those interested can check out the first details at the Crysis 2 Web site.

Crysis 2 is due out March 22 in North America and March 25 in Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. For more on the shooter sequel, check out GameSpot's recent preview.

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152 comments
Jackal_42
Jackal_42

Looks amazing...can't wait...

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

[quote="RonTorque"]I just want to know if there is a Nano Edition for the PS3 in the US, because all what i have seen is the Edition for the UK and Europe.[/quote] I want to know this too. I checked out the EA Store and after some digging around and searching with the keyword "nano edition" I did find a link selling it but it only listed the 360 and PC for pre-order. WTF? Guess they don't want sales.

advanracer
advanracer

gaptor :: well man if its any consolation..at least your pc wont work twice as hard with this version of Crysis. XD. You already have the top of the range nuclear powered pc. So just get the game n have fun with it..lol. I see your point clearly and I too loved all the Crysis games so far. In the end, at least you won't have to upgrade any parts for this game.

gaptor
gaptor

seriously.the first CRYSIS was awesome: it had it all :gameplay, sound and the best visual even today and it worked well on my PC , but now Crytek f###k"s it all with their console gaming...CRYSIS 2 has worst visual than the first, and doesn"t even work om my PC. i really cant believe it, after 4 years of the original Crysis ,they took a great game and succeded in ruining it, even the visuals all this thanks to the consoles!!!!

spikes1471
spikes1471

Im getting these game in 2011 Killzone 3 Crysis 2

RonTorque
RonTorque

I just want to know if there is a Nano Edition for the PS3 in the US, because all what i have seen is the Edition for the UK and Europe.

madgame23
madgame23

I guess the die hard fans will go for the nano stuff. I already paided like 60 dollars for MW2 and will again for Black Ops. I don't mind paying the extra for extra items in game. The hologram option looks cool, better make sure my preorder is for that edition!

YankeeDan345
YankeeDan345

@Otacleas Whats wrong with Portal 2 on consoles? The first one was fine on them.

Skakruk
Skakruk

I think that after MW2 release, when one of Activision high managers said to our faces that no matter what a crap game we made but it will sell good because of agressive advertisement we make and so one - so I think everyone (in dev world) got the idea - ads and packages is everything but the game itself (it's gameplay,replay value,stuff that will be remembered for a long time) isn't a catch anymore. Today's game developing industry fades into obscurity, into stupidness,into some black hole of lustful greed. Really soon enough we will see the consequences. Bad ones.

Skakruk
Skakruk

@ trodeback Agree with ya, man/ Just like THE S*** kmown as MW2. Thank you Activision for CRAPPIEST GAME EVER!!!

Oracleas
Oracleas

@Knightrace i wouldn't count on him buying this game lol... pc gamers are famous for our rebellious nature. if the company pisses on us, they'll get their fair share of urine too :) @iDefinition I agree that gaming is for fun and not ONLY for high quality graphics.but gaming nowadays sell because of technology.. be it motion cameras, or 3D, or 60 monitors connected, it's what sells. i mean, i enjoy more playing an old game like Grim Fandango or Swat 4 than a new game like MW2 (which sucked big time), but Hi-tech sells.. And i wouldn't bash crytek any more than Valve (Portal 2 for consoles? Lol wtf, wth and every other "what the" initials in the world wouldn't fit in here.

xbxjetraider
xbxjetraider

@ Fusco1980 Pickin' up 2 Fermi cards for this one...

DarkCypher0x0
DarkCypher0x0

WTF?! XBOX360 Closed Beta?! Over the PC?! God are developers getting more and more ungrateful to their foundation or what...thanks Crytek, first you give the console idiots the game now the 360 gets a beta...

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

$150 ??? For $50 more, I could get a whole console !!!

capthappy8p
capthappy8p

yeah sry im gloating a bit...but hey what can i say im excited

Fusco1980
Fusco1980

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s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

@electroban I think you missed the point ... I said "which previously untested platform do you think would benefit most"? :roll: I think Crytek have probably already nailed PC development, and will be keen to test ports to other platforms.

geokes76
geokes76

@x-2tha-z Yeah I own it. It had some great sandbox levels with amazing graphics far ahead of it's time (2007) and breakable tree's :o . And this looks almost the same, 3 years later. I'm just hoping the PC version won't be the same as the console versions they've been showing and that it will be just as moddable as the first one: (a mod for crysis) http://www.moddb.com/mods/mechwarrior-living-legends

trodeback
trodeback

Preorder only huh. Sounds like they want alot of ppl to put tons of money into their game before everyone is dissapointed in playing it.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

@ x-2tha-z: Completely agree. I thought the nano suit was cool, but under-implemented and pretty much worthless throughout the last half of the game. It was an easy game, and when you take the nano-suit out, a boring one. This game, from a technological standpoint, is a HUGE step backwards from its predecessor. Which is sad. Asshats like Crytek deciding to peg themselves to console constraints is why the industry is stagnating and why games aren't worth the $60 they're charging for them anymore.

OmegaAK47
OmegaAK47

Ok, I still don't know if $150 is worth it.

TheVGamer
TheVGamer

Why they didn't just made Crysis back in jungles?? WHY? It's another "cry" case: Farcry, had a jungle, excellent game, sequel moved from jungle,good game, different engine. Im not angry because it's console shooter now. Hell, 1st one would be but it's cheaper to create that marvel on PC. Now that technology's evolved, it came to consoles. But their biggest mistake is moving to NY.

Platini
Platini

So not interested! technology so hyped but not really relevant! game play silly at best. Note to the developers, I care less about the palm leaves behavior and more about the game play! and at this point game play and AI is on par with Mario. Notice that Mario is far more enjoyable!

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

@geokes76 Have you played the original Crysis? It's already a dumb shooter. It isn't possible for Crytek to dumb it down any further.

Knightarce
Knightarce

@ufobob1 its not your game either just because you own the orginal its the studio who made it and studios don't care about pc gamers because the console market is so much bigger with exception to mmorpgs and they can get more money, wise up, they don't care about you only your money and i bet you'll still buy this game so whos the retard now?

ufobob1
ufobob1

Crytek should of never put this game on consoles cause now the d*ck head console players are gonna act like its their game. They also get beta first wow Crytek good job you @#$%*&% RETARDS!

geokes76
geokes76

Uhhh I thought this would be a good game... Crytek should have stuck with developing for pc. Now they're dumbing it down alot, I hope there will be some good mods.

TraXxX
TraXxX

This was unofficially announced months ago!

tehepicpwnzor
tehepicpwnzor

You know what I've always wanted to do? I've always wanted to buy a full Crysis Suit and run around with an airsoft minigun. I would pay $150 in a heartbeat for a full Crysis suit, even if there wasn't a game included. But an extra $90 for a steel case and a backpack? WTH?

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

MW2 idiots paid $150 for some crappy NVG's but a nano-suit backpack? seems alot better atleast ppl wont clown u about it

iDefinition
iDefinition

@Oracleas You bring up a valid point. Let me add, that after they bash and piss all over the PC they cry about piracy AND then say they won't develop further games for PC because of piracy. Crysis was also an indeed "future game". I remember it wasn't as bashed for "1FPSOMG" as Vista was, though. One thing that will annoy me is a system war about Crysis. I bet there will be loads of crap about it. Although I believe that those wars are disgrace for gaming, which is supposed to be having fun, not argue who has better graphics, but, today's today. Graphics are inseperateable part of gaming, but it often makes people forget about the enjoyment and start crapping about the visuals. That's what I think, though.

Oracleas
Oracleas

Lol, game companies dumb down games for console releases, do stupid moves like not giving pc players a beta, and then they complain about piracy... Friggin lol.. Starcraft II did good for pc players and looky looky, 1.5 million in 2 days... Good luck trying to unload this one to pc players.. the original crysis was really a benchmark for future gaming. giming graphics a real boost to see if it works good. they saw it sold so they said, and i quote: "We will never again release a PC exclusive" about a month after the release of Crysis.. Anywayz, g'bye

Fusco1980
Fusco1980

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vorhesse
vorhesse

Yeh all that extra stuff sounds pretty cool but for $150.00? I will be sticking to my JanSport bookbag and getting the regular version thank you

Banjo_Kongfooie
Banjo_Kongfooie

Cool I will wear this to school and I do not care if jocks call me nerd

xbxjetraider
xbxjetraider

Pickin' up 2 new fermi cards for this 1...

voods07
voods07

So, 360 gamers get the a beta/demo before PC gamers do? Terrific, thanks for saying "F%#& YOU!" to all the original gamers who made Crysis 2 even possible. -1 rep for Crytek.

iDefinition
iDefinition

@Richardthe3rd I remember one company, I think, but not sure it's EA, that it helps with piracy or something.. I think it was Ubisoft. Anyway, unless they give me MAXIMUM POWER/STRENGTH/SPEED and a CLOAK, I won't be buying it.

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Why do game companies believe that including worthless, cheap garbage with their products entitle them to charge ungodly amounts of money for it? I mean seriously, who buys this #&^%? Even more, who wants it?

johnnych_cr
johnnych_cr

Is it just me, or the backpack looks, well, how to say it in simple words..? Damn F$%^&ing ugly

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

Crysis 2 is one of the games on the top of my wish list. I hope it's as good (or better) than the Crysis 1. I'm also looking forward to seeing the graphical difference between the consoles and the PC. Not that I hate consoles, I own a 360 and want a PS3 (for the exclusive games). But Microsoft, Sony (and Nintendo's) current consoles are growing old.

Fusco1980
Fusco1980

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