Become the Deadliest Hunter on the Planet as EA and Crytek Deliver the Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Coming January 29
Stalk Your Prey in the Urban Jungle of New York City in the
Multiplatform Beta for the First Blockbuster Shooter of 2013
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and award-winning developer Crytek
GmbH today announced an open multiplayer beta* for the premiere sandbox
shooter experience, Crysis®3, will be available starting
January 29th for the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment
system and PC. Including two team-based modes and two maps, the
extensive beta will give players an opportunity to master the
superpowers of the Nanosuit. The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will
be available for two weeks and give players the chance to get a leg up
on the competition before Crysis 3 launches on February 19 in
North America and February 21 in Europe.
"With Crysis 3 we are delivering the deepest, most robust Crysis
multiplayer experience yet," said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. "We
have listened closely to our fans and have evolved the multiplayer in Crysis
3 by adding a host of new gameplay features including the unique
Hunter mode, deadly new weapons like the Predator bow, deeper loadout
and unlock options, enhanced upgrade systems and more social features
like the New York Feed. Top it all off with the ultimate weapon in the
Nanosuit and you have a multiplayer experience that is unlike anything
else out there."
Beginning on January 29 and ending on February 12 the Crysis 3 multiplayer
beta will feature two of the eight modes included in Crysis 3. In
Crash Site, players must secure and defend specific locations, earning
points along the way for kills and their ability to hold those
locations. The exciting, all-new Hunter mode makes its debut in Crysis
3. This asymmetrical, time based mode pits two players vs. ten (two
vs. 14 on PC) in matches that begin with two cloaked hunters stalking 10
opposing CELL troopers. Armed only with enhanced Nanosuits and the
lethal Predator bow, hunters must systematically stalk and kill the CELL
operatives, who in turn must work together as a team as they fight to
stay alive before the round ends. The twist is that once a CELL trooper
is killed, that player will then respawn as a hunter, joining the others
in their attempt to eliminate the remaining CELL operatives before the
clock strikes zero. The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will also
showcase two of the game's twelve visually stunning maps, Airport and
Museum. Both will provide players a taste of the lush, urban rainforest
and tactical sandbox that awaits them under the Liberty Dome of New York
Also included in the Crysis 3 multiplayer beta is the New York
Feed, a brand new in-game social feed that will showcase the
accomplishments of gamers and their friends while offering dynamic
challenges to complete. Crysis 3 multiplayer also contains
exciting new gameplay features including Rip & Throw, which allows
players to interact with the elements of the environment to use as
weapons or shields as well as the chance to control the Pinger, a
fearsome alien tripod war machine that can be used to devastating effect.
Powered by Crytek's proprietary CryENGINE 3, Crysis 3 advances
the state of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter
gameplay. Players take on the role of ‘Prophet' as he returns to New
York only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome
created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. This dangerous new world
demands advanced weapons and tactics, including the Nanosuit. Equipped
with superhuman powers including cloaking, armor and enhanced visor
abilities, the Nanosuit is the ultimate tool that allows players to
assess, adapt and attack whatever the 7 Wonders throws at them. In
addition to the Nanosuit, players will wield the powerful Predator bow
and devastating alien weaponry to become the deadliest hunter on the
Fans who pre-order Crysis 3 before launch will receive an
automatic upgrade to the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition, as well as a
free digital download to the game that started it all, Crysis** for
Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition gives players
tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer with instant access
to the new signature Predator bow and its attachments plus the Hunter
Nanosuit module, which adds additional power and functionality to the
super-suit. Owners of the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition will also have
a head start when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a
unique Predator bow skin and three exclusive dog tags to hunt in style.
The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available on Origin.com
and other participating retailers for $59.99.
Crysis 3 will be available in North America on February 19, 2013
and in Europe on February 21 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 computer and
PC. For more information on Crysis 3, please visit www.crysis.com,
and for the latest news visit www.facebook.com/crysis
or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/crysis.
Press assets for Crysis 3 are available at www.info.ea.com.
* Conditions and restrictions apply. See www.crysis.com/beta
**Conditions and restrictions apply. See www.crysis.com/us/crysis-3/pre-order-offers
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 250 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an independent company at the forefront of the
interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the
boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360,
Playstation 3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service using their
cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.
The company's headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek
also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia
(Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK) and Shanghai (China).
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized
for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop
Award for Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its
multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC
Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice
Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best
of 2008 Awards) and Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and
For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.
Crysis, Crytek and CryENGINE are registered trademarks of Crytek GmbH in
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Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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