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Crytek Announces 360 Exclusive, Codename: Kingdom

The Crysis developer teases a new game featuring Roman Centurions.

Microsoft revealed today at their E3 Press Conference that Crysis developer Crytek is developing a brand new game exclusively for the 360. Teased as Codename: Kingdoms, Crytek's new game looks to feature Roman centurions and... that's it. That's literally all we know. The teaser revealed nothing about what the game might be or how it might play. It appears the trailer was put together to highlight the deal (a 360 exclusive produced by Crytek) rather than the game being produced.

We will keep our ears open for any additional news on the game, but given the brevity of the trailer, and the focus on this year's release of Crysis 2, it's a safe bet that there isn't much more information on Kingdoms at this time.
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Posted by MattBodega
Microsoft revealed today at their E3 Press Conference that Crysis developer Crytek is developing a brand new game exclusively for the 360. Teased as Codename: Kingdoms, Crytek's new game looks to feature Roman centurions and... that's it. That's literally all we know. The teaser revealed nothing about what the game might be or how it might play. It appears the trailer was put together to highlight the deal (a 360 exclusive produced by Crytek) rather than the game being produced.

We will keep our ears open for any additional news on the game, but given the brevity of the trailer, and the focus on this year's release of Crysis 2, it's a safe bet that there isn't much more information on Kingdoms at this time.
Posted by DudeFromJersey

what!

Posted by sjolle

rawr!!

Posted by Kjp93

wow

Edited by HitmanAgent47

Lol wut? 
 
edit: sell out

Posted by VarkhanMB

This just looks like a Gladiator game... 
Not convinced.

Posted by MajorToms

Hell yeah, Microsoft has finally had enough with lionhead turning out shit. This should be interesting to follow

Posted by ThatFrood

I can't wait to see how they insert random alien/monsters in this one.

Posted by GoodAssLettuce

could be interesting 

Posted by Dipstick

What the hell? D:

Posted by RTSlord

hmmm, roman centurion fps with aliens?
Posted by buhssuht

r they gonna go crazy again with graphics?

Posted by DudeFromJersey

Another god of war rip off maybe?

Posted by BigAT

Looks decent. 

Edited by Spacetrucking

Leonidas: Kratos; Kratos: Leonidas 

AAAAHHHH!!!
Posted by Tordah

I want to know more!

Posted by SlasherMan

So, where's my TimeSplitters 4?

Posted by l3illyl3ob

Crytek makes engines, not games, don't be silly!

Posted by FlamingHobo

Trailer was decent. Want to see gameplay.

Posted by Mysterysheep

Too bad there wasn't any gameplay.

Posted by mracoon

I made a page for it here.

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Posted by Gutlieb
@buhssuht said:
" r they gonna go crazy again with graphics? "
They can't if it's xbox360 exclusive.
Posted by gosukiller

Neat!

Posted by Rokin

Crytek and Romans :D

Posted by Eazyrider1

Nice

Posted by lorddessan

This looks great....but why xbox360 exclusive?

Posted by Kowalczyk

I want to see more then just a cg trailer...

Posted by lightsoda

If those arn't live actors, these are the best cg graphics i've ever seen.

Posted by SpheriQ

Interesting. So different the usual Crytek style.

Posted by cstrang

I'm intrigued

Posted by TzarStefan
@Gutlieb said:
" @buhssuht said:
" r they gonna go crazy again with graphics? "
They can't if it's xbox360 exclusive. "
Oh snap! hahaha
Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

This was the highlight of the otherwise dismal Microsoft press conference.  Looking forward to seeing what this game will entail.
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Posted by Oni

Surprising news

Posted by JackiJinx

Well, that looked like...something?

Posted by bcjohnnie

I don't even think the creators of this game know what it is yet.

Posted by Bionicicide

Very skeptical about Crytek's ability to do anything but shooters. Hope this was the only instance of live action for the game.

Posted by Piranesi

Hopefully they can add a bit of gameplay to the tech demo this time.
Posted by ShiftyMagician

Well even with the underwhelming trailer, it served its only real purpose - announce the new partnership.  Hoping something good turns out of this.

Posted by pweidman

Nice teaser...hopefully a good game emerges.

Posted by theMockingNoob

300ish 

Posted by bizsumpark182

Shouldn't this be Codename: Kingdoms? That is what I've seen in other places on the internet.

Posted by kagai

Xbox - God of War.  Meh.

Posted by daelakk

Looks like it has some promise

Posted by mjk1

Was hoping for some gameplay

Posted by Rongaryen

I predict that Ryan will Review it and give it 4 stars.  And it's coming out the first half of 2012.

Posted by Nonentity

Huh - it'll be nice to see Crytek attempting a genre other than 'yo this is a modern shooter'.

Posted by SPACETURTLE

Excited for this. Wish I had a Xbox for this game.

Posted by Diamond

Hopefully Crytek is willing to put their nose to the grindstone and make an efficient game engine.  It's exclusive so I expect an Uncharted 2-level effort.  I'm just not sure Crytek has it in em.
 
It's smart of them to evolve beyond shooters, beyond the old engine designs that held them back in the market, on to other platforms and willing to even focus on other platforms completely.
 
Finally obviously is the gameplay.  I'm not so into the Roman gladiator theme, I guess we'll see.

Posted by OroJackson

Hmm, looks like a cool idea

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