Crysis 3 confirmed, set in New York, first story details

Pre-order bonuses announced.

EA has confirmed Crysis 3, a sandbox FPS built using the latest CryEngine tech and due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the spring of 2013.

You play Prophet, who returns to New York in 2047. He finds the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is now an urban rainforest, packed with overgrown trees, swamplands and rivers.

Inside there are seven "distinct and treacherous" environments, known as the Seven Wonders. Prophet uses a "lethal composite bow", first seen last week in leaked box art images, an enhanced Nanosuit and alien tech.

Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation's motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. These were CELL's covert attempt at a land and technology grab in its quest for global domination. "With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet's quest for retribution," reads the official blurb.

Meanwhile, German developer Crytek announced the Crysis 3 pre-order details. The Hunter Edition grants early access to the new bow weapon and its attachments, plus the Hunter Nanosuit module for use in multiplayer. You'll also get a bonus XP boost up to level five, a unique bow skin and three exclusive dog tags. Grab the Hunter Edition from Origin.com and select retailers for 49.99.

Other multiplayer unlocks, scattered across the retailer universe:

Stalker Pack: Includes the base game, all Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: for players who like to stalk their prey from the shadows the Stalker Pack provides early multiplayer access to the deadly semi-auto Jackal shotgun. This powerful, close-range shotgun comes with a unique silencer attachment, custom weapon skin and two exclusive themed in-game dog tags.

Overkill Pack: Includes the base game, all Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: the Overkill Pack features early multiplayer access to the Typhoon assault weapon and skin. Spewing 500 rounds a second, the Typhoon gives players the ability to go guns blazing to take back the Liberty Dome. Also included are two exclusive Overkill themed in-game dog tags.

Predator Pack: Includes the base game, all the Hunter Edition content and the following early multiplayer unlocks: the Predator Pack delivers early multiplayer access to the Feline submachine gun and exclusive camo. With an extremely fast rate of fire and a 60 round magazine the Feline is highly effective and deadly, at short range.

The first Crysis 3 screenshots are below.

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