Crysis 3 due February 19

Crytek's new shooter arriving this winter; From Hell director tapped for video series "The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3."

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Gamers awaiting Crysis 3 now have a date to circle on their calendars: February 19. That's the day Crysis 3 arrives in North America, followed by a February 21 launch in Europe.

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In addition to announcing the release date for Crysis 3, Electronic Arts revealed that it has tapped From Hell and Dead Presidents director Albert Hughes for a new online video series called "The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3."

The program is to "set the stage" for Crysis 3 by introducing players to weapons, enemies, locations, and gameplay features that will be featured in the new game. According to the announcement, Hughes was "intimately involved" with the development team at Crytek for "The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3," which was created entirely using in-game assets rendered by CryEngine 3.

Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter set in 2047 New York that casts players as Prophet, a supersoldier seeking vengeance. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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