As expected EA and Crytek have officially revealed Crysis 3 today. Crysis 3 will be a “sandbox shooter” set in 2047 and has gamers playing as Prophet as he returns to New York. When he gets there he discovers that the city has been encased in a giant Nanodome created by the Cell Corporation. This “Liberty Dome” is said to have “seven distinct and treacherous environments.”
Crysis 3 will once again be powered by CryEngine 3, and, ”advances the franchise with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay,” according to Crytek.
“The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers,” the game’s official description reads. “Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders.”
“This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will utilize a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.”
Crysis 3 sees Prophet on a revenge mission after discovering the true reason behind the dome’s construction.
“The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces,” says EA. ”In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL’s covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet’s quest for retribution.”
“Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,” said Crytek CEO, Cevat Yerli. ”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.”
Crysis 3 will be released Spring 2013 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available to pre-order now, priced at $59.99, and grants players ”the tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer,” by offering early access to the new bow weapon and a Hunter Nanosuit module which adds a new power to the suit.