Crysis 3 has been officially confirmed by publisher Electronic Arts after the game was outed on Origin last week.
Due out on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360, the sci-fi shooter will be released in spring 2013, and sees players returning to New York in 2047 in the shoes of Prophet.
Crysis 3 takes advantage of the latest CryEngine tech, and will take the form of a sandbox game that sees The Big Apple encased in Cell Corporation-produced Nanodome, known as the New York City Liberty Dome. Here, the environment has been transformed into an urban rainforest rife with overgrown trees, swamplands and rivers.
Prophet will be able utilize a “lethal composite bow” in addition to an enhanced Nanosuit and alien technology. The sequel sees our hero on a quest for revenge after unearthing the truth behind Cell Corporation’s motives for constructing the Nanodomes.
The official press blurb reads: “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.”
Finally, Crytek has confirmed three pre-order packs that will be available at select retailers. See below for the full skinny.
Stalker Pack — Includes the base game, all Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: for players who like to stalk their prey from the shadows the Stalker Pack provides early multiplayer access to the deadly semi-auto Jackal shotgun. This powerful, close-range shotgun comes with a unique silencer attachment, custom weapon skin and two exclusive themed in-game dog tags.
Overkill Pack — Includes the base game, all Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: the Overkill Pack features early multiplayer access to the Typhoon assault weapon and skin. Spewing 500 rounds a second, the Typhoon gives players the ability to go guns blazing to take back the Liberty Dome. Also included are two exclusive Overkill themed in-game dog tags.
Predator Pack — Includes the base game, all the Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: the Predator Pack delivers early multiplayer access to the Feline submachine gun and exclusive camo. With an extremely fast rate of fire and a 60 round magazine the Feline is highly effective and deadly, at short range.