Crysis 3 Officially Exists, Will Be Out Next Spring

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Posted by alex (3459 posts) -

Fairly substantial rumors popped up last week that the latest game in developer Crytek's popular Crysis shooter franchise would be getting an official announce sometime in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, that not-too-distant future translated to, like, a week, because hey, now we have a Crysis 3 announcement.

To be fair, there are parts of the Lower East Side that pretty much already look just like this.
To be fair, there are parts of the Lower East Side that pretty much already look just like this.

The official announcement confirmed what we more or less already knew: that we'd be returning to New York City, and that our hero would have a totally sick looking bow. He's got that bow because he'll be traversing the dangerous rain forest environment that's evolved out of the doomed city. Crytek promises seven distinct environments set across the domed NYC, as well as all manner of corporate chicanery and revenge plotting.

So, there you have it. Crysis 3 is totally a thing, and looks like it'll meld the jungle environments of the first game with the urban environments of the second one, to create some kind of Frankenjunglecity. EA states the game is expected to release in Spring of 2013. There are pre-order bonuses too, because of course there are. You can read all about them in the official press release.

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#1 Posted by alex (3459 posts) -

Fairly substantial rumors popped up last week that the latest game in developer Crytek's popular Crysis shooter franchise would be getting an official announce sometime in the not-too-distant future. Apparently, that not-too-distant future translated to, like, a week, because hey, now we have a Crysis 3 announcement.

To be fair, there are parts of the Lower East Side that pretty much already look just like this.
To be fair, there are parts of the Lower East Side that pretty much already look just like this.

The official announcement confirmed what we more or less already knew: that we'd be returning to New York City, and that our hero would have a totally sick looking bow. He's got that bow because he'll be traversing the dangerous rain forest environment that's evolved out of the doomed city. Crytek promises seven distinct environments set across the domed NYC, as well as all manner of corporate chicanery and revenge plotting.

So, there you have it. Crysis 3 is totally a thing, and looks like it'll meld the jungle environments of the first game with the urban environments of the second one, to create some kind of Frankenjunglecity. EA states the game is expected to release in Spring of 2013. There are pre-order bonuses too, because of course there are. You can read all about them in the official press release.

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#2 Posted by Chemin (656 posts) -

Despite Crysis 2 lacking in parts, I'm looking forward to this. At least interested.

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#3 Posted by Xeirus (1636 posts) -

Only played the multiplayer of Crysis 2 and I thought it was pretty cool. I'm just getting so tired of all of these games, I need something vastly different.

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#4 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

I can't wait to die in three shots and have to sneak everywhere because that's the only logical way the designers made the game to play.

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#5 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2060 posts) -

The whole being in a city factor was exactly what I didn't like about Crysis 2.

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#6 Posted by Vitor (3087 posts) -

@Chemin said:

Despite Crysis 2 lacking in parts, I'm looking forward to this. At least interested.

Same problem as all their games - introduce the aliens and everything gets real boring real fast.

Glad to see that they've found some creaky narrative reason to have you fighting Cell soldiers again. I really, really liked Crysis 2, despite all the flaws. Hopefully they've either redone the alien AI to make them remotely interesting/challenging or they focus more on human opponents.

And wider environments. Although, when compared to MW and other recent FPS games, Crysis 2's environments were definitely a lot more open. They just didn't live up to the breadth of the first game which I think is why they get so much unwarranted (well, to me at least) hate.

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#7 Posted by MonkfishEsq (334 posts) -

I wonder if it'll be as hand holdey as Crysis 2

Every single level you went to, the game would tell you "tactical options available" and just flat out tell you which is the stealth path, which the action path. Hey guess what. That shit was fucking retarded. In Crysis 1 you were just told about an objective then 'go' and left to figure it out on your own.

Oh how quickly Crytek lost their roots..

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#8 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Is this a franchise people still care about?

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#9 Posted by NipCrip66 (138 posts) -

@Ravenlight: well Crysis 2 sold over 3 million copies so I assume so. I personally loved the first one and enjoyed the second (although the lack of check-points wound me up a lot).

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#10 Posted by randomfella21 (66 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Is this a franchise people still care about?

Yes

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#11 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

I thought the gameplay in Crysis 1 and 2 was terrible. Maybe they can put a little more work into that this time.

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#12 Posted by SharkMan (900 posts) -

@randomfella21: barely a franchise

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#13 Posted by Packie (257 posts) -

@MonkfishEsq said:

I wonder if it'll be as hand holdey as Crysis 2

Every single level you went to, the game would tell you "tactical options available" and just flat out tell you which is the stealth path, which the action path. Hey guess what. That shit was fucking retarded. In Crysis 1 you were just told about an objective then 'go' and left to figure it out on your own.

Oh how quickly Crytek lost their roots..

That pretty much was my biggest problem, plus the suit's voice was goddamn irritating to listen to.

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#14 Posted by bacongames (3979 posts) -

How the fuck are they making another Crysis game in NYC and also a jungle? I swear that shit was played after the original Crysis. There's nothing about that franchise that makes it interesting except the open-world aspect so here's hoping they do something about that in a big way. Even still I had my fill of jungle-based Crytek gameplay after Crysis so basically what I'm saying is fuck this franchise (for me).

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#15 Posted by ErEl (141 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton: No the gameplay was the strongest part of Crysis 1.

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#16 Posted by katanalauncher (224 posts) -

I would be interested if they make it more like Crysis 1, somehow I doubt that.

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#17 Posted by Govannan (28 posts) -
translated to, like, a week, because hey, now we have
Crysis 3 is totally a thing
pre-order bonuses too, because of course there are

Please stop writing like that.

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#18 Posted by tourgen (4568 posts) -

Great article.

I like sick bows and jungle-cities!

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#19 Posted by therealminime (282 posts) -

I am very much looking forward to this.

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#20 Posted by kalibr (123 posts) -

Love the idea of a city being reclaimed by nature. It looked great in Enslaved

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#21 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

Will be interested to see if they keep with the dumbed down COD clone style gameplay of two or go back to the much more entertaining open ended design of the first.

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#22 Posted by nERVEcenter (204 posts) -

I thought Crysis 1 was going to be the future of shooter gameplay. I was so stoked for the potential it set up.

Crysis 2 was...simply good. Not much more.

Can't say I'm all that excited for Crysis 3. Especially if it's on the current console generation.

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#23 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (501 posts) -

@Govannan said:

translated to, like, a week, because hey, now we have
Crysis 3 is totally a thing
pre-order bonuses too, because of course there are

Please stop writing like that.

Please stop commenting like that.

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#24 Posted by Shrat (53 posts) -

Please stop saying "is totally a thing". Thanks.

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#25 Posted by I_smell (4219 posts) -

@MonkfishEsq said:

I wonder if it'll be as hand holdey as Crysis 2

Every single level you went to, the game would tell you "tactical options available" and just flat out tell you which is the stealth path, which the action path. Hey guess what. That shit was fucking retarded. In Crysis 1 you were just told about an objective then 'go' and left to figure it out on your own.

Oh how quickly Crytek lost their roots..

I don't play Crysis, but I hope Far Cry 3 is still as open and loose as the last one.

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#26 Posted by bybeach (5657 posts) -

I am still interested in a Crysis game, if Crysis 2 is nothing more than a placeholder. i do like the mechanics of the suit(sans voice) Open world is theway I feel it needs to go, with multiple approaches and paths..I keep thinking Far Cry

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#27 Posted by MormonWarrior (2942 posts) -

I read the first line before I read who wrote it and said to myself "that sounds exactly like Alex." Yep. Totally Alex.

Is it sad or cool that I can identify exactly every one of the GB crew just by the first few lines of an article?

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#28 Posted by paulunga (3046 posts) -

Yeah, I don't wanna read "is totally a thing" in my news articles, even if they're about something as silly as videogames.

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#29 Posted by viking_funeral (2563 posts) -

@Govannan said:

translated to, like, a week, because hey, now we have
Crysis 3 is totally a thing
pre-order bonuses too, because of course there are

Please stop writing like that.

Out of context I would have guessed that it was from the front page of Penny Arcade. Either way, I didn't notice or care until you pointed it out, and even then I would give it a, "meh."

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#30 Posted by BisonHero (10450 posts) -

@MormonWarrior said:

I read the first line before I read who wrote it and said to myself "that sounds exactly like Alex." Yep. Totally Alex.

Is it sad or cool that I can identify exactly every one of the GB crew just by the first few lines of an article?

To be fair, Alex has easily the most distinct writing style on the site, because he writes in a conversational style that includes all of his odd speech affectations. Specifically, he is the only Giant Bomb staff member that will say "is a thing/is totally a thing".

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#31 Posted by mordukai (8471 posts) -

@Alex said:

in the not-too-distant future.

Next Sunday A.D?

LA LA

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#32 Posted by iAmJohn (6228 posts) -

@kalibr said:

Love the idea of a city being reclaimed by nature. It looked great in Enslaved

And it really pissed me off when Enslaved basically used it as a fakeout and got you out of NYC within the first hour or so. Hopefully these guys can use it to better effect (even if I'd rather Crytek just let UK finish TimeSplitters 4).

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#33 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1190 posts) -

@Napalm said:

I can't wait to die in three shots and have to sneak everywhere because that's the only logical way the designers made the game to play.

Well I... went in... guns bla...

Yeah, that's exactly how I played. Crysis 3 will need some serious gameplay changes to give it more in-game options.

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#34 Posted by selbie (2435 posts) -

Urban jungle....fuck, these guys must be overflowing with imagination!

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#35 Posted by myketuna (1878 posts) -

I love 's quirks. I also write in a semi-conversational style because it makes sense to me.

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#36 Edited by Shaanyboi (1540 posts) -

I should finish Crysis 2. I started it immediately after finishing Deus Ex: Human Revolution. REAAAAAALLY dumb move on my part...

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#37 Posted by bananaz (272 posts) -

Can't wait, but, New York again? I'm disappointed. I thought New York was basically purged. Also, what about the several other cities being attacked around the world?

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#38 Posted by TheHBK (5670 posts) -

@Govannan said:

translated to, like, a week, because hey, now we have
Crysis 3 is totally a thing
pre-order bonuses too, because of course there are

Please stop writing like that.

Looks like it was written by a 15 year old girl whose character was written by a 90's era sitcom writer.

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#39 Posted by Xeirus (1636 posts) -

@Paul_Is_Drunk said:

@Govannan said:

translated to, like, a week, because hey, now we have
Crysis 3 is totally a thing
pre-order bonuses too, because of course there are

Please stop writing like that.

Out of context I would have guessed that it was from the front page of Penny Arcade. Either way, I didn't notice or care until you pointed it out, and even then I would give it a, "meh."

Or you could get off your high horse and realize what website you're on. I come here to get away dickholes, please don't be one, like, seriously.

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#40 Posted by andrewf87462 (734 posts) -

I'm guessing i'll need a new graphics card when this comes out then?

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#41 Posted by WrathOfBanja (370 posts) -

@digitalsea87 said:

@Govannan said:

translated to, like, a week, because hey, now we have
Crysis 3 is totally a thing
pre-order bonuses too, because of course there are

Please stop writing like that.

Please stop commenting like that.

No you, like, shut up!

Because hey.

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#42 Posted by probablytuna (4872 posts) -

Sounds like a poor excuse to go back to the jungle setting.

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#43 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

@bananaz said:

Can't wait, but, New York again? I'm disappointed. I thought New York was basically purged. Also, what about the several other cities being attacked around the world?

It's an overgrown foresty new york, which sounds awesome to me. It also sounds like it is going to be more on the Crysis side, not Crysis 2 side of things, with an openish (or maybe even open) world. Maybe a Bioshock esque structure to the world/locale?

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#44 Posted by Cybexx (1569 posts) -

Hard to get excited about this, they seem to be playing it pretty safe. It will probably be an okay game, I guess.

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#45 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8504 posts) -

@SharkMan said:

@randomfella21: barely a franchise

How is that true?

  • Crysis
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Crysis Wars
  • Crysis Sandbox
  • Crysis Sandbox 2
  • Crysis 2

3 out of 6 of those are standalone games and 2 are still being played, while the Sandbox is still being used by modders. It's definitely a franchise.

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#46 Posted by inhale (25 posts) -

im looking forward to this, hope they can improve the minor framerate issues on the console versions :)

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#47 Posted by codynewill (204 posts) -

@MonkfishEsq said:

I wonder if it'll be as hand holdey as Crysis 2

Every single level you went to, the game would tell you "tactical options available" and just flat out tell you which is the stealth path, which the action path. Hey guess what. That shit was fucking retarded. In Crysis 1 you were just told about an objective then 'go' and left to figure it out on your own.

Oh how quickly Crytek lost their roots..

Money often does that to things.

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#48 Edited by FoolishChaos (491 posts) -

That screen shot was exciting, until I saw the robot. I don't give a fuck about shooting robots.

edit: Unless its Vanquish

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#49 Posted by Hef (1236 posts) -

I approve of the term Frankenjunglecity. It deserves more play. Plus there are a shit ton of games it could apply too.

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#50 Posted by DeviTiffany (554 posts) -

That bow better be like the explosive tipped bow from Turok 2: Seeds of Evil. Loved that bow.

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