EA and Crytek have announced that an open multiplayer beta for the upcoming CRYSIS 3.
The beta, running from January 29th to February 12th, is available on PS3, Xbox360 and PC, and will feature two of the eight modes available in Crysis 3: Crash Site and the all new Hunter mode.
Hunter mode is "time based and 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."
Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek waxed lyrical about the new multiplayer features...
“With Crysis 3 we are delivering the deepest, most robust Crysis multiplayer experience yet... 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.”
The "New York Feed" mentioned by Yerli is an in-game social feed that showcases stats of gamers and their friends as well as providing additional challenges. The multiplayer also adds new features such as "Rip & Throw", allowing players to use scenery as weapons or shields plus the chance to control the "Pinger", a fearsome alien tripod war machine.
Official Game Synopsis
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 planet.
Check out our interview with Crysis 3 story writer Steven Hall, in issue 385 available here.
Crysis 3 will be available for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on February 21st (EU) (Feb 19th North America). All pre-orders will receive an automatic upgrade to the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition, as well as a free digital download of the original Crysis.
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