Fans of ridiculously pretty games have one game in particular to look forward to early next year with Crysis 3. Starting up the hype early, EA and Crytek are producing a new Web series that introduces the story and gameplay from the anticipated shooter.
The Web series is called "The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3" and will presumably have seven episodes showing off the multifaceted gameplay that the games are known for. The first episode is called "Hell of a Town" and sets up the story in Crysis 3 where Prophet is tasked with infiltrating a future New York City that's now host to multiple exotic environments.
The gameplay looks pretty similar to the first two titles in the Crysis franchise, especially Crysis 2. There doesn't seem to be any major changes to gameplay beyond what appears to be a minor change to the stealth system. The cloaking power doesn't turn off if the player fires an automatic weapon. It also appears that there may be a kill cam in place this time around, but that could be a feature only seen in the trailer to add dramatic effect.
Beyond gameplay, the visuals look stunning as usual. Crysis 2 didn't start out looking that great on the PC, but a few patches and mods later fixed it right up. It seems that Crytek took early criticism of Crysis 2 to heart, and are crafting a PC game that will push the limits of even the most powerful systems. As for console gamers, Crytek said that it has tapped every bit of the power available to them so everybody should be in for a visual treat.
Crysis 3 will be available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on February 19.