There's an open multiplayer Crysis 3 beta for all platforms - PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 - only days away: 29th January.

It'll pack two team-based game modes and two maps. The beta will be live for two weeks.

One of the game modes will be Crash Site. In this, you and your team find and defend locations. And you kill the other team.

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Hunter!

The other game mode is the inventive new Hunter mode. This starts with two players as Nanosuit-wearing hunters armed with the Predator bow. The other 10 people (14 on PC) are Cell troopers. The hunters hunt the troopers. Each time they kill one, the dead Cell trooper resurrects as a hunter.

The hunters must kill all the Cell troopers before the time runs out.

The two maps you'll play on are Airport and Museum, both located in the rainforest-overrun city of New York.

You'll be able to try out the new Rip & Throw ability, which lets you use the environment as a weapon or shield. You'll be able to take the alien tripod war machine Pinger out for a spin, too.

The multiplayer beta also debuts the Battlelog-like New York Feed. This tracks all the goings on of your chums while also spouting challenges at you to complete.

Crysis 3 is out in full on 21st February in Europe. If you pre-order you'll be upgraded to the Hunter Edition of the game, and you'll be given a free download of Crysis 1.

The Hunter Edition gives you the Predator bow and the Hunter Nanosuit module. The Hunter Edition boosts you up to multiplayer level five, adds a Predator bow skin and some extra dog tags.

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