Crysis 2 videos, details emerge

Electronic Arts and Crytek have let loose a whole bunch of Crysis 2 details and images, starting with two new videos. The videos tease the story and demonstrate the graphical prowess of CryEngine 3, which will allow the game to run not just on the PC, but also on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

There's more. Shacknews has posted two new screenshots and some fresh concept art from Crytek. The same site has also whipped up a preview of the game (after seeing it in action) and transcribed some choice comments from game's creators.

According to those two articles, Crysis 2 will make the player's nanosuit powers easier to use, with only two main modes—Armor and Stealth—both "usable alongside additional Power or Tactical functionality." Crytek has also worked hard on the game's story, enlisting the help of British science-fiction writer Richard Morgan. The game has ditched its predecessor's tropical island setting, which "lacked an emotional tie-in," in favor of an alien-invaded New York, and Morgan says he crafted a story where "you don't know what's going on and you don't know what's coming next and there'll be twists and turns and then you're thrown for a loop as a player trying to cope."

On the graphical side of things, Crytek reportedly claims console players will be "blown away," and the PlayStation 3 version of the game will look as good as the Xbox 360 version. PC gamers also "won't be disappointed." Shacknews did notice some "framerate and screen-tearing issues when the action got too intense" in the Xbox 360 version, but it point outs the game remains a work in progress.

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