After a few weeks of substantial rumors, some might call this the worst-kept secret of 2012.
But the speculation is all over now, as Electronic Arts has officially announced Crysis 3 , which will launch for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in spring of 2013.
The setting is the year 2047, and returning protagonist Prophet discovers the entire city of New York sealed inside a dome by the evil Cell Corporation. Dubbed the "Liberty Dome," the once great metropolis has become an "urban rain forest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers." We always wondered which rumors were true – the rumor of it being set in NYC or the rumor of the game taking place in a jungle-like environment – and as it turns out, both were true.
There will be seven different territories; aka the Seven Wonders, and exploration should be a highlight. As for the engine, Crytek will once again use the critically acclaimed CryEngine, and Prophet will gain access to a sweet composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit, and "devastating alien tech." If you're pumped, you just might want to pre-order the special Crysis 3 Hunter Edition, which features a bonus XP boost up to level five, a unique bow skin, and three exclusive dog tags.
Lastly, feel free to read up on other pre-order bonuses through the link above; there's the Stalker Pack, Overkill Pack, and Predator Pack. Can't wait to learn more about this one!
Related Game(s): Crysis 3