Crysis 3 Officially Announced, Screenshots Reveal Urban Jungle

A Crysis 3 ad was leaked last week on EA’s Origin. It was quickly taken down, but the damage had been done. This morning, EA and Crytek officially announced Crysis 3 and released a batch of screenshots.

Crysis 3, set in 2047, centers on the character “Prophet,” who has returned to New York City and found it encased in a Nandome by the Cell Corporation. Now, the New York City Liberty Dome has become an urban jungle featuring seven “distinct and treacherous environments” called Seven Wonders.

Prophet is on a mission for revenge after discovering the truth behind the Cell Corporation’s Nanodomes: they are a land and technology grab in the company’s quest for global domination, not a means to protect the people from the Ceph (as they claim). In fact, Alien Ceph lurk around every corner. Prophet will be able to use a nanosuit, alien technology, and a composite bow in order to become a lethal hunter and exact his revenge.

Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek, had this to say:

“Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love. Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we’re able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded gameplay experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game.”

There are several options for pre-ordering the game:

The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition

  • Available through Origin.com and other participating retailers for $59.99
  • Early access to Prophet’s signature bow and its attachments
  • Hunter Nanosuit module, which adds more power and functionality to the suit
  • Bonus XP boost up to level 5 for online play
  • A unique bow skin
  • Three exclusive dog tags

Stalker Pack

  • Available at select retailers
  • Includes base game and all Hunter Edition content
  • Early multiplayer access to the semi-auto Jackal shotgun, which comes with a silencer
  • Custom weapon skin
  • Two exclusive dog tags

Overkill Pack

  • Available at select retailers
  • Includes base game and all Hunter Edition content
  • Early multiplayer access to the Typhoon assault weapon and skin
  • Two exclusive dog tags

Predator Pack

  • Available at select retailers
  • Includes base game and all Hunter Edition content
  • Early multiplayer access to the Feline submachine gun
  • Exclusive camo

EA and Crytek are really pushing the visuals for this game, which are driven by “cutting edge CryENGINE technology.” Crysis 3 will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in spring 2012. Check out the official website here.

And check out the pretty pictures as well:

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