It was bound to happen but I wasn't expecting a new Crysis announcement in 2012. EA officially announced the game and is set for a 2013 release. No trailer or anything yet but there is a few pictures and cover art(above) now released showing Prophet wielding a bow. The setting is yet again New York City but 24 years after the events of Crysis 2. Here's the officaly description of the game from EA:
Set in 2047, Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation's motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces. In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL's covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet's quest for retribution.
And without gameplay or even a trailer, EA also announces what you can get if you pre-ordering the game right now at Origin.com. Pre-order and you get the Hunter pack which includes:
• Become the Ultimate Hunter Online – Get early access to the new signature Crysis 3 bow, bow attachment, and "Hunter" Nanosuit module for use in Crysis 3 Multiplayer.
• Multiplayer Head Start – Get a bonus XP boost up to Level 5 and gain the ability to unlock custom loadouts early.
• Look Sharp – Customize your loadout, plus get a unique bow skin and three exclusive “Hunter” themed dog tags.
In addition to receiving the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition, select retailers are offering gamers that pre-order Crysis 3 the following early multiplayer unlocks:
- 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.
Crysis 3 is out next year 2013. Check out the first screenshots released below.