Crytek USA looking into buying Darksiders franchise

Darksiders-2-Arguls-Tomb-DLC-Release-Date This is actually old news but I was thinking if posting anyway because I'd really like this franchise to stay afloat for future projects. With me now a fan of the series that has now played both Darksiders 1 and 2, It would be sad to see a series go out like this simply because It couldn't find a new home after THQ's unfortunate bankruptcy. But thankfully a company has taken interested . Crytek USA has shown interest and the best part is a good portion of what used to be Vigil Games(Developers of Darksiders) is now working at the said studio.

CEO of Crytek USA David Adams was once the head of Vigil Games and is now attempting to bid the Darksiders franchise during this month's last batch of THQ IP auction. The CEO tweeted that  "The IP belongs in the hands of its creators.". The bidding started during the start of April and all bids concluded on the 15th of April, on May 1, we will see the results of the auction.

Hopefully everything goes their way since I'd like to see the franchise get picked up and hopefully continued in the near future. There's a chance someone would own the franchise when the auction ends this month, but the best case scenario is Crytek USA owning it. Crytek is excited with the newly formed USA studio composed of Vigil developers but is sadly not interested in making a new Darksiders game as of right now. But it's better to have the series in the creators pockets when an opportunity presents itself.

Darksiders is a game with tons of elements mixed together. It's one title that isn't afraid to take risks, and the difference in gameplay between the two games is quite big thanks to the second game's level up and loot system that makes you feel like your playing some sort of action RPG mixed with Zelda-like gameplay.

If you get the chance, try out Darksiders 1 and 2. If your into hack and slash games, you might appreciate this game plus the added elements around it. I'm currently going through Darksiders 2 on my PC and It bothers me that when I finish the game, there might be nothing after it. Praying that we get good news at the end of the month.

Check out Crysis 3's interactive video

Crysis 3 EA just released a new video of Crysis 3 that let's you choose which play style you prefer if you were actually playing the E3 2012 demo. Go stealthy or guns blazing, it's up to you. It's a very unique way to show-case  the two types of approach you can do in a game like Crysis 3.

Crysis 3 seems to be just like the last game but now with a bow in hand. My first reaction when the third game was announced was the fact that it seemed more like an expansion rather than a sequel since setting and the types of enemy you will be facing seem pretty much the same. But I have to be honest, the game still looks amazing. Crytek's  CryEngine 3 is still a new game engine and until now, Crysis 2 is the only game released that runs on it. I'm still waiting for that feature that sets the two games apart, and no, the bow doesn't count.

Crysis 3 is planned for a February 2013 released for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. There are talks about a Wii U port when the console gets released but nothing is certain at this point.

More Crysis 3 - Gameplay Trailer now out

Prophet now has a bow EA finally released that teased gameplay trailer a few days ago. It's all gameplay footage, and from what I see the sequel doesn't look all that different from the second game graphic-wise. It's not a bad thing at all since Crysis 2 is one of the best looking game's to date. Check the trailer below.

After seeing this trailer, I wonder what changes Crytek have in store for the sequel. So far I don't see much, aside from Prophet now wielding a bow. Setting is the same, enemies will be the same, so what's new to set it apart from the second game? It comes out next year so Crytek has a lot of time to hype up this game with the changes.

Crysis 3 is set for a 2013 launch for Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

EA teases you with a teaser trailer for Crysis 3

Crysis 3 teaser trailer EA just released a teaser showing a glimpse of Crysis 3 gameplays. It's just 20 seconds long but it sure got me excited. Crytek sure knows how to make a bow look awesome. Check out the teaser below.

Full gameplay trailer will be revealed on April 24, so look out for that.

Crysis 3 is set for a 2013 release for the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

Crysis 3 officially announced by EA

Crysis 3It 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 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.

[Source: EA, GameInformer]