16/04/2012 13:03 BST | Updated 26/11/2012 07:30 GMT

Crysis 3: 2013's First Blockbuster Shooter?

Fight the corrupt Cell Corporation under a freaky nanodome, see the seven natural wonders of the world and add advanced alien weaponry to your swag in Crysis 3, the game that's being called the first blockbuster shooter of 2013.

Crysis 3 from Crytek promises to be "state of the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay". You'll play the role of Prophet, sticking to the man in a city that's degenerated into crime, epic rainforests, swamps and corruption in 2047.

This hazardous world demands serious weapons, and you will use a "lethal composite bow", an protective nanosuit in the ultimate sandbox hunter game.

Cevat Yerli, Crytek CEO said: "Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we’re able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded gameplay experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game."

In this new Crysis blockbuster, you, Prophet, are motivated by revenge after finding out that Cell Corporation locked your fellow citizens under Nanodomes in their land and tech grab.


Why are you so fired up? That damned Cell Corp said they were trapping everyone under domes for their own health, and to be rid of Ceph forces. Liars.

Alien Cephs, and human enemies, are your target. There's no forgive and forget in this game, just plenty of hunting down bad guys.

The game comes with three packs - stalker, overkill and predator. Here's the guff from the promoter:

• Stalker Pack – Includes the base game, all Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: for players who like to stalk their prey from the shadows the Stalker Pack provides early multiplayer access to the deadly semi-auto Jackal shotgun. This powerful, close-range shotgun comes with a unique silencer attachment, custom weapon skin and two exclusive themed in-game dog tags.

• Overkill Pack – Includes the base game, all Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: the Overkill Pack features early multiplayer access to the Typhoon assault weapon and skin. Spewing 500 rounds a second, the Typhoon gives players the ability to go guns blazing to take back the Liberty Dome and two exclusive Overkill themed in-game dog tags.

• Predator Pack – Includes the base game, all the Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: the Predator Pack delivers early multiplayer access to the Feline submachine gun and exclusive camo. With an extremely fast rate of fire and a 60 round magazine the Feline is highly effective and deadly at short range.

Will you pre-order Crysis 3? What did you think of Crysis 2? What needs improving, and what should stay the same?

Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available for pre-order from today.