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Crysis

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: EA
Developer: Crytek
Release Date: Nov. 13, 2007 (US), Nov. 16, 2007 (EU)

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'Crysis' Special Edition Loaded With Extras

by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2007 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT

Shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion.

Earth, 2019: A colossal asteroid crashes down to Earth.

The North Korean Government quickly seals off the island chain, claiming the mysteries of the asteroid for themselves. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation and report back to the Pentagon. Amid rising tensions between the US and North Koreans, the asteroid suddenly bursts open, revealing a massive, 2km high alien ship. The ship generates an immense force sphere, freezing a vast portion of the island and drastically altering the global weather system. The invasion of Earth has begun.

The two rival nations unite to stop the aliens and save mankind. The newly formed alliance fights epic battles against the marauding Aliens. With hope rapidly fading, the player must lead a crack squad through lush tropical jungle, harsh frozen landscapes, and finally into the heart of the alien ship itself for the ultimate Zero G encounter with the aliens.

Crysis offers players a highly immersive FPS experience in which they will have to adapt their tactics, weaponry, armor and gameplay style to survive and defeat the alien invasion.

Offering true, open-ended gameplay, Crysis gives gamers an unparalleled amount of freedom that fosters completely unique gaming experiences. Players are outfitted with a revolutionary Nanosuit and an arsenal of fully customizable weapons, giving them a wide array of options not only in approaching the entire game, but every single objective or individual encounter. And they will need every advantage they can get going head to head against a menacing and highly intelligent alien threat amid dynamic, hostile battlefields that range from lush, tropical jungles, flash-frozen landscapes and a horrifying zero gravity environment.

Crysis also breaks new ground in multiplayer with the introduction of PowerStruggle – a unique team-based strategic mode for up to 32 players, where opposing sides battle for control of advanced weaponry and vehicles to overcome their enemies. For those who prefer the pulse-pounding action of deathmatch, Crysis will also feature an Instant Action mode, with the highly adaptive Nanosuit serving as the ultimate tool to outwit your opponents.

It’s bigger, better and packs more punch than even the most advanced of Nanosuits! The limited Special Edition of Crysis is now available for pre-order at most major retailers and will also be available at retail stores in North America and Europe on November 16, 2007.

This 3-disc set contains a tremendous amount of extras including behind the scenes looks and interviews with the minds behind Crysis at Crytek, and some of the breathtaking art that has had kept people buzzing since the game’s debut.

The special steelbook box will contain:

  • “Making of Crysis” featurette taking you inside the making of the epic game
  • A unique in-game vehicle*
  • “Meet the Developers” vignettes with the lead designers at Crytek
  • The initial Crysis concept video that started it all, along with key trailers
  • A show reel of original concept and production artwork from the team
  • 32 page concept art book
  • Official soundtrack of all original music by the award-winning composer Inon Zur (past video game credits include Baldur’s Gate II, Prince of Persia and Everquest II)

Key Features

  • An immersive story that puts you the player in the pivotal role to repel an alien invasion and save mankind.
  • A unique three-act structure that forces the player to use real-time armor and weapons customization to adapt to an ever changing dynamic world.
  • Encounter a compelling, frightening and totally original alien species that uses its senses intelligently and work in combination with each other to present players with the most challenging opponents yet in an FPS.
  • Enemy and ally AI utilise real-world military tactics.
  • Take control of a wide variety of land, sea and air vehicles including trucks, tanks, boats and helicopters.
  • Explore a living, dynamic world where earthquakes, breaking ice, landslides, and tornados pose a real and an ever-present danger.
  • 32-player Multiplayer with real-time armour and weapons customization and an all new mode that combines player modification and tactical objectives.
  • Emergent gameplay; actions taken in the game affect future outcomes giving each player a unique experience.
  • Highly robust and easy to use mod toolset allow players to create their own expansive levels with game modes for both multiplayer and single player.
  • The most realistic environments, spectacular special effects, physics game engine, lighting system and enemy AI through CryENGINE 2.

Crysis, not yet been rated by the ESRB or PEGI, is currently scheduled for November 16, 2007.


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