Crysis 3 announced for spring 2013
Sci-fi shooter sequel set in "urban rainforest" in New York, due in spring next year; EA outlines preorder bonuses.
Crysis 3 will be released for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in spring next year, EA has announced. The Crysis 2 follow-up, set in 2047, sees returning character Prophet discover New York sealed inside a dome by the nefarious Cell Corporation. Under New York's Liberty Dome, the city has become an "urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers," according to EA, and is split into seven distinct and treacherous environments known as the Seven Wonders.
EA confirmed a 2013 release for the next in its sci-fi shooter series in the wake of last week's leak of the game in Origin.com product pages. The game will be powered, as Crysis titles before it, by developer Crytek's proprietary engine, CryEngine. In it, Prophet will wield a lethal composite bow (as seen in the box art), an enhanced nanosuit, and "devastating alien tech" against human and alien enemies on his mission for retribution against Cell Corporation.
Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available for preorders from today for $60 or £40, and includes a bonus XP boost up to level five, a unique bow skin, and three exclusive dog tags. Select retailers will also offer preorder bonuses in the shape of early multiplayer unlocks. The Stalker Pack makes the semi-auto Jackal shotgun available earlier; the Overkill Pack gives early access to the Typhoon assault weapon; and the Predator Pack unlocks the Feline submachine gun.