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Crysis 3 to Launch Next Spring, “First Blockbuster Shooter of 2013″

April 16, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

Electronics Arts announced early today that Crysis 3 will launch sometime during the spring of 2013.

This new comes hot off the heels of a premature unveiling of the game on EA’s Origin store last week. Developer Crytek is currently slaving away on this next major installment, aiming to deliver an amazing first-person shooter experience that lives up to the pedigree of the franchise. In fact, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli spoke out to assure gamers that the third game won’t disappoint. “Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,” he said.

Yerli went on to share how they plan to make this the most ambitious Crysis experience to date, saying:

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.

The game has been confirmed to take place in 2047 in New York, where players will have to fight to protect the city from the grip of the Cell Corporation. We’ve got a handful of screens for you to check out in our gallery below, so give those a look and let us know whether or not you’re excited for Crysis 3 in the comments below.