Crytek And Albert Hughes Announce The 7 Wonders Of Crysis 3
Coming Soon reports that Electronic Arts and Crytek GmbH have announced that they are working with Albert Hughes for an online video series about Crysis 3, called The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3.
The video series will build to the latest game and will introduce weapons, enemies, and gameplay features new to the franchise. They will also show off the visuals, environments and adaptive warfare in the game.
Hughes said: “When EA and Crytek approached me about being involved in creating ‘The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3′ video series, I liked the idea of creating emotional stories using only computer generated images. The challenge of producing something intensely human without ever seeing a human on screen was incredibly compelling, and the technology of the CryENGINE that Crytek developed enabled me to do that and venture into a completely unique medium of storytelling.“
Hughes and his brother Allen became known after they directed Menace II Society. They’ve also directed Dead Presidents, From Hell and The Book of Eli. For this video series, Hughes worked with Crytek to write the scripts, storyboards and shot plan for each video, which entirely uses Crytek’s CryENGINE® 3 technology.
Chief Executive Officer of Crytek, Cevat Yerli, said: “The goal with ‘The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3′ video series is to reveal the incredible world we have been building for Crysis 3 and to let CryENGINE take center stage to highlight the power of our state-of-the-art game engine. We’ve worked closely with Albert on this project and think that the 7 Wonders series will show the leaps and bounds that Crysis 3 is making over its predecessors.“
Here’s a synopsis for the game, which is powered by Crytek’s CryENGINE: Players take on the role of ‘Prophet’ as he returns to New York only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teaming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the 7 Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics, including the Nanosuit. Equipped with superhuman powers including cloaking, armor and enhanced visor abilities, the Nanosuit is the ultimate tool that allows players to assess, adapt and attack whatever the 7 Wonders throws at them. In addition to the Nanosuit, players will wield the powerful Predator bow and devastating alien weaponry to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.
Crysis 3 ships on February 19, 2013 in North America and on February 21 in Europe. It will be available for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The first episode of The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3, called “Hell of a Town”, will be released on December 12, 2012.