EA and Crytek Announce Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo
Xbox 360 Exclusive Demo Gives Gamers an Early Look at One of the Most
Anticipated First Person Shooters of 2011
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH
today announced the Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo. Starting January
25, the multiplayer demo will be available exclusively on the Xbox 360®
videogame and entertainment system for Xbox Live Gold Members and will
allow them to experience the unparalleled gameplay variety offered by
the franchise's signature Nanosuit in a multiplayer setting. In 2010, Crysis
2 was honored with over a dozen awards from critics around the world
in recognition of its intense, addictive and stunning multiplayer. Crysis
2 multiplayer catapults players into a war-torn Manhattan where two
teams fight to the death, each using the powers of the Nanosuit to be
fast, be strong and be invisible. Maps will be set across Crytek's
stunning recreation of New York City, presenting players with vertical
gameplay that allows them to strategize, attack and defend from above
"Crysis 2 offers a fresh, new take on multiplayer — one that will
stand out and establish the game as a top contender in the first person
shooter genre," said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. "The Nanosuit gives
gamers a sense of power they have yet to experience in any other shooter
and having New York City as a backdrop will present a different type of
playground with even more possibilities."
The Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo will feature the "Skyline" map,
and two game modes: "Team Instant Action" and "Crash Site."
"Team Instant Action" pits two teams against each other as they
kill as many opponents as possible to earn higher ranks. In "Crash
Site," players will battle for control of alien drop pods, earning
points by guarding their pods and keeping enemies at bay. Developed
by Crytek UK, Crytek's specialist multiplayer studio, Crysis 2
multiplayer will include six gameplay modes and 12 maps set across
recognizable locations in New York City. Throughout the campaign,
players can earn up to 50 multiplayer ranks and a variety of different
upgrades to their weapons and their Nanosuit. To learn more information
on the Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo, please visit http://crysis.ea.com/demo.
Gamers who pre-order Crysis 2 will receive a copy of the Limited
Edition of the game which includes bonuses such as a camouflage
skinned SCAR assault rifle and early access to the Holo Decoy
attachment, a weapon attachment that projects a moving holographic
mirror of the player*. Platinum Dog Tags displaying a player's
multiplayer rank and stats will also be available with the Limited
Edition along with a Bonus XP award which can be used to boost a
Built on Crytek's new state-of-the-art multiplatform game development
system, CryENGINE®3, Crysis 2 will be available for the Xbox 360®
videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment
system and PC on March 22, 2011 in North America and March 25, 2011 in
Europe. For more information on Crysis 2, please visit http://crysis.ea.com,
or mycrysis.com and follow the game on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/crysis
or "Like" Crysis on Facebook at http://facebook.com/crysis.
* Conditions and restrictions apply. See back of pack for details.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in
1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless
devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
four brand names: EA™, EA SPORTS™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2010,
EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold
more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.
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EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile and POGO are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world's leading independent
development studios for interactive entertainment with its headquarters
in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine),
Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham
Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high quality video games
for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by their proprietary
cutting edge 3D-Game-Technology CryENGINE®.
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek created the multi-award winning PC
titles Far Cry®, Crysis®, awarded best PC Game of E3 2007
and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards and Crysis
Warhead®, awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008
Crytek, Crysis and CryENGINE are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Crytek GmbH in the USA, Germany and/or other countries.
Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are trademarks of the Microsoft
group of companies. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.
Lisa Chan, Sr. Publicist, 650-628-2748
Wong, Sr. PR Manager, 650-628-2781
Jens Schaefer, PR Manager, +49 69 219 7766 71
Communications for Electronic Arts
Laura Weir, 310-658-1200
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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