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Are you looking forward to next February’s release of Crysis 3? But are you feeling a little lost since you never played the original Crysis? Well, good news! EA has announced that if you pre-order Crysis 3, you’ll receive a download voucher that can be exchanged for a digital copy of Crysis on the PC, PS3, or Xbox 360.
“The release of Crysis in 2007 was truly a watershed moment for first-person shooters and raised the bar on cutting-edge visuals and gameplay and we could not be more thrilled to include the original game as a pre-order bonus,” said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. “Building upon the framework laid by the previous games, Crysis 3 offers unparalleled tactical freedom as players experience New York City’s Seven Wonders and adapt to the truly unique challenges they present. By blending the best elements of the series so far, we’ve created an action experience that we believe will blow fans away.”
If you are interested in pre-ordering Crysis 3, EA also wants to remind you that you’ll receive the Hunter’s Edition, which will include access to the Predator Bow and the Hunter Nanosuit module.
Is the massive heat wave that’s engulfing most of the country also burning a hole in your wallet? If you’re a PS3 owner, Sony has a solution to your problem: The 2012 PSN Summer Sale.
Beginning today and running through next Monday, July 9, the PSN Summer Sale offers up some sweet discounts on 11 PSN titles. PlayStation Plus subscribers get 50% off each title while regular PSN users get a still awesome 30% off.
Here’s the full list of Summer Sale titles:
Gotham City Impostors
The House of the Dead III
InFamous: Festival of Blood
Jurassic Park: The Game
Killzone 3 Multiplayer
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
Shadow of the Colossus
Worms: Ultimate Mayhem
Yesterday’s PlayStation Store update was chock full of big new releases and today’s Xbox Live Arcade update is nearly as large.
Leading things off again is the en fuego NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. The downloadable basketball game has been priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), the same price as the XBLA-exclusive Orcs Must Die!, a tower defense game from Robot Entertainment.
Also available this week are a pair of Dreamcast ports for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) each: the self-explanatory Sega Bass Fishing and the rhythmic button-pressing of Space Channel 5: Part 2. Ooh-la-la!
Also available this week is the XBLA version of Crysis, which has officially been cataloged in the Games on Demand section of the XBL Marketplace. You can get your graphically-intensive alien invasion on for a price of $19.99.
That’s right, Sony has added the freakin’ kitchen sink to the PlayStation Store this week. OK, not an actual kitchen sink, but there are so many amazing new releases your Internet connection may not be able to handle all the awesome.
They are, in no particular order…
- Crysis – Crytek’s first person shooter that set a new standard for game graphics on the PC is finally available to download on the PS3.
- NBA Jam: On Fire Edition – Everything that made last year’s NBA Jam reboot a hoot has been crammed into this downloadable version.
- Eufloria – This week’s Only On PSN offering, Eufloria is “an addictive game of space exploration, strategy and conquest, plant growth and bio mechanical evolution!”
- Sega Bass Fishing and Space Channel 5 Part 2 – Two Dreamcast classics remade for the PS3.
- Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition and Shift 2: Unleashed – Two PS3 games that have been made available for PSN consumption.
- PS2 Classics (Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Odin Sphere, Ring of Red) – As promised, this quintet of PS2 classics is now available to download from the PSN. They don’t include spiffier graphics or Trophy support, but they’re all classics in every sense of the word.
Also available this week is the PSone Classic Chrono Trigger, the first DLC for Portal 2 (“Peer Review,” which is completely free), and a downloadable version of FIFA Soccer 12 for the PSP.
Wow. Your wallet weeps. Or at least, it should. More details on all of this week’s new releases and game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation.Blog.
Crysis coming to PSN, XBLA on October 4
It looks like Crysis will be available to download from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade very soon. EA has announced that the visually impressive PC game will be playable on consoles for the first time on October 4. And to celebrate, they’ve released a quartet of new screenshots showing off the lush jungle life, several doomed chickens and one scary alien mech.
You can check them out after the break. (more…)
Even though it was released in 2007, the question “Can it run Crysis?” is still one of the best benchmarks for PC performance. So it was thought the game would never come to consoles. But developer Crytek had other ideas and they’ve revealed that “a modified and enhanced version” of Crysis will be available to download from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this October.
Priced at $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points), the console version Crysis has been remastered using the company’s new CryEngine 3 framework. With a new engine comes all-new lighting effects, all-new graphical effects, optimized Nanosuit controls, sterescopic 3D support and just as many alien invaders as before.
“We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality — and still is for many gamers even four years later,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.”
The word “modified” is a little scary, but this announcement is welcome news for console gamers who always wanted to try their hand at Crysis.
Even though it was released back in 2007, Crysis still sets the benchmark for graphically intensive PC games. Developer CryTek has flirted with a console release for the game before, but nothing has ever come of it.
Until now, that is.
Today, a rating for a PS3/Xbox 360 version of Crysis appeared on the ESRB’s website. The Korean Rating Board also outed a console version of Crysis in the last few days. It’s not quite confirmation, but PS3/Xbox 360 owners got a chance to play Crysis 2 back in March and it seems very likely like its predecessor will be joining it soon.