Incoming 2013: Crysis 3

The gorgeous sci-fi shooter continues Crytek's franchise

What we know:

Crysis 3 is set to continue the story seen in the last three games in the series (Crysis 1, Crysis: Warhead, and Crysis 2) by once again putting players in control of the powerful Nanosuit. This allows them to do all sorts of superhuman feats, from turning invisible to becoming bulletproof or summoning extra strength for either high-speed sprints or to pick up heavy things like jeeps or tanks.

Previous games in the series didn’t just feature stunning graphics and environments, but they were also quite decent shooters, with huge open levels filled with enemies that could be eliminated in all sorts of ways, thanks to the powerful Nanosuit.

In Crysis 3, Prophet, the main character, needs to once again go into New York City, although this time the city has been taken over by a tropical jungle, thanks to a special biodome set up by the evil Cell Corporation.

This new environment blends the urban jungle seen in Crysis 2 with the tropical one from the first two games and, judging by recent videos and screenshots, the result is quite impressive.

The gameplay is also looking very good and, speaking of looks, developer Crytek has already revealed that the PC version of Crysis 3 will deliver the definitive experience in terms of visuals.

Why it matters:

Even if it's just another first-person shooter, Crysis 3 should stand out based on two key aspects: graphics and gameplay.

The visuals will play a big part, as Crytek is going to show off the different upgrades it implemented into its CryEngine 3 technology.

Gameplay will also be important, as Crytek is adding quite a few new mechanics, including the now famous bow, which helps Prophet become a silent predator.

Crysis 3 is out on February 19, in North America, and February 22, in Europe, for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 platforms.

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