First Crysis 3 screenshots show overgrown New York

EA made good on its promise to spill the beans about Crysis 3 today. It and Crytek have officially announced the game, posting not only details about the story and setting but also giving gamers a release time frame and several screenshots to gawk at.

In the upcoming title, which EA calls “the premier sandbox shooter experience of 2013,” players will once again fill the shoes of Crysis 2‘s protagonist: Prophet, a nanosuit-clad Marine. Here’s a snippet from the announcement:

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. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will utilize a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.

You can find the screenshots in the image gallery below.

According to EA and Crytek, Crysis 3 is scheduled for a cross-platform release on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 next spring. The companies are offering “early multiplayer unlocks” to folks who pre-order the game; you can learn all about those in the official press release. Oh, and according to the newly updated Crysis website, a video trailer is coming out in “7 days.” Stay tuned.

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    • Arclight
    • 8 years ago

    Also, forgot to add, in the first picture there are the remains of a damaged “tripod” for a long time and now rusted. It’s funny cause the aliens in the game were considered to be hundreds of thounsand of years old and yet they haven’t discovered stainless steel…….or any coating that protects from rust.

      • ludi
      • 8 years ago

      If it’s not impairing the function, why waste the resources? Humans don’t build everything out of stainless steel or apply quarter-inch polymer coatings for the simple reason that those things require extra resources, and are only used when required. If the usable life of equipment can be met by regular steel and paint, that’s what we use, and eventually it does rust into oblivion if the coating is not maintained, particularly around vulnerable edges or exposed surfaces…but not before we’ve gotten the value out of it.

      In many cases, we even use oxide coatings to our advantage. Stainless steel inherently film-oxidizes and then stops, but is expensive; “weathering steel” is alloyed such that the rust forms a protective layer and does not go deeper into the material; and “anodizing” deliberately thickens the natural oxide film for added protection.

        • absinthexl
        • 7 years ago

        Stainless steel is also miserable to work with – it’ll work harden exactly when you don’t want it to.

    • Bensam123
    • 8 years ago

    Crytek should seriously consider looking at other games for inspiration. Hard Reset made their game look infinitely good with unique weapons and mechanics on a fraction of the budget… They’re indie; you’re a giant corporation. At least act like there is a league of difference separating you two.

    • merryjohn1
    • 8 years ago
      • Meadows
      • 8 years ago

      Oh for fuck’s sake, ban this thing already. It’s commented the same on several of TR’s current front-page news posts.

    • tbone8ty
    • 8 years ago

    looks more meh than the second one, no thanks ill pass and pick it up in the bargain bin for $5

    • funko
    • 8 years ago

    I personally think the TechReport gallery could use an overhaul. These tiny screenshots that require an extra clickthrough with no way to navigate to the next full sized image without backtracking, going to the next photo and clicking the link for full sized picture is too cumbersome.

    /nitpick

      • Arclight
      • 8 years ago

      Mouse button 3
      Problem fixed?

      Edit:
      TABS
      to save you from the hassle of backtracking.

    • Arclight
    • 8 years ago

    In the 5th picture from left to right, i think he’s holding it wrong.

    Also from the pics i noticed that the aliens look pretty much the same as in Crysis 2 so i’m gonna speculate that this will be a delayed DLC rather than a new game. I didn’t read the source but if this game uses the same engine as Crysis 2, i’m certain that’s the case.

    The overgrown NY city is clearly an attempt to satisfy both Crysis 1 and 2 fans since the environment will be urban with a lot of vegetation.

    Last thing that i will speculate is that the storyline will be worse than ever before but atleast they are trying to be consistent with the 2nd installment.

    Personally i can’t wait to find out who is that Carl Arnstrash or whatever his name was.

      • ludi
      • 8 years ago

      [quote<]In the 5th picture from left to right, i think he's holding it wrong.[/quote<] How? Besides, futuristic compound bow is as futuristic compound bow does.

        • Arclight
        • 8 years ago

        I have no degree in related fields that would scientifically prove my point, but by using common sense, look again at the shape and where his hand is holding it. Afaik you would want to hold the bow in a place where the forces would be equal from both extremeties when you pull back the string…….

          • willmore
          • 8 years ago

          Two comments from someone who had more mechancal engineering than he cared for:
          1) you want the arrow to be at the center of force so that there is no torque on it.
          2) All the two arms of the shooter have to do is create a differential force to draw the string away from the frame.

          Yes, if the hand holding the bow is not right next to the axis along which the string acts on the arrow, there will be a torque applied to the frame. But, this is a dude in a streength enhancing nanosuit. I’ll just assume he can compensate for that with torsion applied by his wrist on the hold.

    • merryjohn
    • 8 years ago
      • PrincipalSkinner
      • 8 years ago

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      • 8 years ago

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    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 8 years ago

    But will there be frozen environments to tie in with the first game???

      • ClickClick5
      • 8 years ago

      Sure will! Mid game, you will go to Siberia.

    • link626
    • 8 years ago

    Crytek creativity think tank meeting:

    Yerli: any ideas for crysis 3 ?

    …. (10 minutes goes by, developers scratching their heads)

    joe programmer: (raises hand) Ooo! Ooo! I know. Let’s take crysis 1 and crysis 2, and mash them together.

    Yerli: fabulous idea!

    • Neutronbeam
    • 8 years ago

    So the Crysis 1 was set in the jungle, Crysis 2 was set in the city of New York, and Crysis 3 is in the jungle IN New York City? “face palm!” Because the Crysis engine is just too purty to be wasted on desert or arctic or aquatic or even temperate woodland environments? Or Crytek somehow saves money and / or development time by combining the environments of the two previous games rather than do something completely new?

    Just a little disappointed at going back to the future.

      • willmore
      • 8 years ago

      It’s just binary. 0b01 means jungle. 0b10 means NYC. So, 0b11 means jungle and NYC. The next one should be neither in NYC nor in a jungle.

        • odizzido
        • 8 years ago

        why is there a b in binary?

      • Bensam123
      • 8 years ago

      Awesome.

    • Chun¢
    • 8 years ago

    What ever happened to Nomad, or Psycho, or the military’s entire remaining Nanosuit core? EA, Crytek, you guys should continue the story, but it should also be THE SAME STORY.

      • sweatshopking
      • 8 years ago

      it’ll be prophet in this game apparently. in the year 2047… who knows how it works….

        • Ryu Connor
        • 8 years ago

        The Prophet is in quotes on purpose. Prophet from Crysis 1 is dead. Alcatraz from Crysis 2 is a deadman walking, only held together by the Nanosuit. Everyone wrongly assumed he was Prophet, so he just accepted the title/name.

      • kamikaziechameleon
      • 8 years ago

      Yep the start of the game didn’t mesh with the last one at all. Different aliens, different setting, characters, story etc.

    • Silus
    • 8 years ago

    Cue the “Graphics suck” or “If it doesn’t support DX version Y it will suck” crowd.

    As for me, it looks great and it does seem like Crytek is merging both Crysis and Crysis 2 together. The Jungle and City combined will make the game look far more open, yet still maintain a tight grip on the story, which is better suited in shooters on rails.

    Even though I liked Crysis 2, it did miss the freedom that the first one excelled. If hey can combine a little bit of both in Crysis 3, I’m sold!

    • canmnanone
    • 8 years ago

    is this next game from crytek will have cryengine 3 or is this just another bulls dung port? I hope its the former and not the later.

    • flip-mode
    • 8 years ago

    I hope they are remembering to tessellate any and every flat surface.

      • LastQuestion
      • 8 years ago

      Don’t worry bro, it’ll be patched in as a ‘gift’.

    • odizzido
    • 8 years ago

    While I really like the overgrown look in the screenshots, I really question the dev/publishers ability to make the game fun to play.

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 8 years ago

      Looks like we’ll have more scripted hallways instead of epic landscapes.

      • Silus
      • 8 years ago

      Then don’t buy the game when it comes out. That’s what I do with developers I didn’t particularly appreciate their last efforts.

        • odizzido
        • 8 years ago

        I pretty much don’t buy games anymore because of DRM so that’s not a problem.

        When I see it on sale for $5 I might see if it’s worth buying then.

      • kamikaziechameleon
      • 8 years ago

      2 is fun the levels are still well laid out and designed its the story they keep fumbling horribly.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 8 years ago

    looks perdy.

    Just started 2 last night. While it looks great the game has more of a spongy feeling to the aiming while the movement feels much tighter IMHO. 2 doesn’t yet resolve the uneven narrative baloney that plagues cryteks SP development. Crysis needs to feel more like a cohesive experience if they hope to make it more than a tech demo.

    I will still sight the level design in crysis games as being among the best in any shooter in terms of gameplay and visual layout, but beyond the gameplay the lack of proper narrative integration really makes it struggle to feel timeless.

    • ub3r
    • 8 years ago

    This is the most ORRRSUMM game of this year! even though it wont get released till next year. 😀

    • HisDivineOrder
    • 8 years ago

    Anything a gun can do, a bow can do more quietly and awesome-looking-ly. Just don’t try to gun down a horde of husks/zombies/crazed Apple fans on iPhone launch day with a compound bow.

    You’ll get overrun.

      • Philldoe
      • 8 years ago

      Exploding arrows will help and you can always strap a tiny stick of TnT to it, mabey make a thermite nade… okay I’ll stop now.

        • Ifalna
        • 8 years ago

        And “quiet” goes out of the window. :/

          • superjawes
          • 8 years ago

          If you’re fighting hordes (as in a lot) of husks/zombies/crazed Apple fans on iPhone launch day, I don’t think silence would help you much. At least you would still have the option of going quiet when you needed to.

            • JustAnEngineer
            • 8 years ago

            Sub-sonic automatic rifle with a suppressor:
            [url<]http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/sons-of-guns-hogzilla-gun-videos/[/url<]

            • Vrock
            • 8 years ago

            The .300 Whisper is an interesting cartridge.

            • willmore
            • 8 years ago

            Noise will attract *more*.

      • Yeats
      • 8 years ago

      You’re developing the plot for Serious Sam 4, aren’t you?

      • Vrock
      • 8 years ago

      There’s at least half a dozen things a gun can do better than a bow, otherwise our armed forces would still be using bows.

      A suppressed, subsonic rifle may not be nearly as quiet as a bow, but who cares when you can shoot from 3 times the distance with greater accuracy?

      • Sargent Duck
      • 8 years ago

      Be interesting to see a compund bow shoot a target over 2 miles away…

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