Electronic Arts Inc. and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH today announced an open multiplayer beta* for Crysis 3. This critically acclaimed open-world shooter will be available January 29 for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC. The extended beta includes two maps and two game modes for team gameplay and gives you the opportunity to master the superpowers of the Nanosuit right now. With the multiplayer beta of Crysis 3, available for two weeks, you can already get a head start on your opponents before Crysis 3 releases on February 21.

“With Crysis 3, we are delivering the most intense and powerful multiplayer experience for Crysis yet,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “We’ve listened to our fans and expanded multiplayer in Crysis 3 with a host of new gameplay features, such as the unique Hunter mode, deadly new weapons like the Predator bow, more options for gear and unlockable items, improved upgrade systems, and more social parts like the New York Feed. Then there’s the ultimate weapon: the Nanosuit. All of this together makes for an incomparable multiplayer experience.”

From January 29 to February 12, the multiplayer beta of Crysis 3 will introduce you to two of eight Crysis 3 game modes. Crash Site is all about securing and defending specific locations, earning points by killing enemies. kill and keep the locations occupied for as long as possible. The exciting all-new Hunter mode makes its debut in Crysis 3. This asymmetrical game pits two players against ten enemies (fourteen on PC) within a set amount of time. In the matches, players hunt CELL soldiers unseen. Armed only with upgraded Nanosuits and the deadly Predator bow, the fighters must systematically stalk and kill the CELL soldiers. The CELL soldiers must work together as a team to survive until the end of the round. The special thing about this game mode is that CELL soldiers who are killed come back to life as fighters and then help the other fighters take out the remaining CELL soldiers before the clock hits zero. Crysis 3’s multiplayer beta also includes two of the game’s twelve maps, Airport and Museum. The two beautiful maps give you a taste of the lush urban jungle and tactical open world beneath New York City’s Liberty Dome.

Another part of Crysis 3’s multiplayer beta is the New York Feed, a brand new in-game social feed that displays the achievements of gamers and their friends and offers dynamic challenges. The Crysis 3 multiplayer also includes surprising gameplay elements such as Rip & Throw, in which you can use environmental elements as weapons or shields, and the ability to control the Pinger, a fearsome three-legged war machine that can wreak havoc.

Crysis 3 is technologically sublime with unparalleled graphics and dynamic gameplay. The game runs on CryENGINE, Crytek’s proprietary engine. You take on the role of Prophet and return to New York. Here you will discover that the city is surrounded by a nano-dome of the corrupt Cell Corporation. This dangerous new world calls for advanced weapons and tactics, such as the Nanosuit. Equipped with superhuman powers, such as cloaking, armor and sighting abilities, the Nanosuit is the ultimate tool for assessing, modifying or attacking everything the Seven Wonders have in store for you. In addition to the Nanosuit, you can use the powerful Predator bow and devastating alien weaponry to become the deadliest fighter on the planet.

Fans who pre-order Crysis 3 before the release date will receive the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition gives you everything you need to become the ultimate fighter in multiplayer as you get instant access to the new Predator bow including accessories, plus the Hunter Nanosuit module, which gives the super suit even more power and provides functionality. Purchasing the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition also gives you a head start for your online game with an XP boost to level 5, a unique bow skin and three exclusive dog tags to hunt in style. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is available at Origin.com and other participating retailers.
Crysis 3 will be released in the Netherlands on February 21 for the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 system and the PC.


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