Crysis 2: New York City

By: Geoff Calver

Aliens To Invade New York City in Crysis 2

January 20, 2010 Crysis 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the graphical masterpiece, Crysis, which pushed every single gaming PC to the brink of madness with its insane visuals and steep system requirements, will be taking place in New York City.

The March 2010 cover of Playstation: The Official Magazine was leaked onto the internet today and shows a Nanosuit 2.0-wearing character with New York City in the background. The game, which will be released on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, is being develop by Crytek, the company behind Crysis and Far Cry.

Far Cry burst onto the scene just months ahead of Doom 3 and made id Software’s game look genuinely last-generation in the process. Far Cry boasted huge tropical island environments to explore, completing your missions any way you saw fit to. The gameplay was genuinely excellent and the game was rewarded with high praise throughout the industry. A port of the game and other sequels such as Far Cry: Instincts were released for the Xbox.

Crysis took place on a tropical island where a mysterious spaceship has crashed. North Korean and American troops converge on the island, fighting each other in order to reach the mysterious object first. As the game progressed, the player encountered aliens and the island became frozen, mimicking the aliens home environment. Crysis, however, was known for boasting graphics that were out of this world. Screenshots showed the game engine could produce images so realistic-looking that, held up next to an actual photo of the same scene, no difference could be seen.

Crysis 2 will be built using a new engine, and who knows what type of mayhem Crytek will release upon New York City. Look for more details to emerge as the magazine nears its release date sometime next month.

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