From 29th January, Crysis fans will be able to ‘beta-test’ Crysis 3 on the 360, PS3 and PC. The open beta only includes multiplayer, with access to two game modes Crash Site and the new Hunter mode, and maps Museum and Airport.
This multiplayer game mode is all about the survival of the fittest. There are two teams, initially comprised of two permanently cloaked “Hunters”, and up to 10 CELL troopers (14 for PC)awaiting extraction. Each trooper slain respawns on the Hunter team to prey on their former allies, building to a frenetic climax. If any of the troopers survive the round, the hunters lose. Whichever way you play, Hunter Mode delivers a heart-pounding test of strategy and survival.
Crash Site Mode
This multiplayer game mode is the ultimate King of the Hill type experience. An Alien dropship deploys a pod at random around the map. Players on each team must remain near the dropped pod in order to capture the zone and accumulate points. Each alien pod holds two shields players can utilize defensively as weapons. In addition, each Crash Site map will have a “Pinger”, a CEPH-constructed walking weapon of mass destruction. But be careful, other players can hijack the Pinger while you’re inside of it!
Roam the dark ruins of the museum that’s located inf downtown Manhattan, and use the verticality to your advantage.
Close to the financial district, nature has taken over buildings and planes in this open fields area.
EA also released a trailer, showing off the Nanosuit “the most badass tactical combat armour ever designed”. From the trailer, Crysis 3 looks to be the most action packed title in the series, showing off new environments and introducing new types of gameplay.
Fans who preorder the game will get upgraded to the Hunter Edition, giving them access to the Predator Bow + Skin, Recon arrow and the Hunter Nanosuit module for multiplayer. You’ll also receive an XP boost to level 5, and three exclusive dog tags.
Crysis 3 releases in Australia on February 21st, on the Xbox360, PS3 and PC.