The return of Crytek’s popular Crysis series is coming out with a bang with the announcement of Crysis 3, set for a spring 2013 release for PC, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3.
As with the series’ past two entries, Crytek is hoping to push the envelop of open-world FPS gameplay by introducing new locations, new weapons, and a whole new Nanosuit that players will be able to use to wage war against the sinister Cell Corporation in a terra-formed New York City set in 2047.
Despite the game’s planned release date being roughly a year away, Crytek is already allowing gamers to pre-order Crysis 3 and currently all pre-orders will get a free upgrade to the Hunter Edition at no extra charge. The Hunter Edition will include a handful of extra goodies including an exclusive Hunter Nanosuit module, three exclusive dog tags, and a host of multiplayer bonuses including early access to the composite bow weapon, a unique bow skin, and an XP boost up to level 5.
Retailer-specific pre-order bonuses will also be offered though neither EA nor Crytek could confirm which retailers would be offering which bonuses at this time:
- 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. Also included are 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.