Crysis 3 first info: Nanodomes, bows and Prophet
EA’s released a smidge of info to go with the Crysis 3 PS3 screens they released earlier. The game sees Prophet returning to New York which has been encased in a Nanodome by the CELL Corporation.
Apparently Prophet is on a revenge mission after “uncovering the truth behind CELL Corporation’s motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes”. These structures were originally sold as protective measures but are actually part of CELL’s attempt to steal both land and technology on the way to – cue manical laughter – “GLOBAL DOMINATION”.
The new setting is described as an “urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers”. There will apparently be seven distinct environments known as the ‘Seven Wonders’. The new gear Prophet has to play with includes a new composite bow and an enhanced Nanosuit. He’ll also have access to new “devastating” alien tech.
Plot-wise that raises some issues. This game is set in 2047 and the original Prophet died in Crysis 2, set in 2023. Is it the same Prophet? A restored Prophet somehow reborn through the suit? We’ll have to wait to find out.
Cevat Yerli, chief executive officer of Crytek says “Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love. 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.”