Electronic Arts has officially unveiled the much talked-about Crysis Warhead.

It turns out it's a standalone expansion to Crysis and, despite much piracy belly-aching, will retain its PC exclusivity when it hits shelves this autumn.

Warhead retells the events of the first game through the eyes of Sergeant Sykes who his friends affectionately call "Psycho".

He, too, has a fancy nanosuit for throwing cars around and running as fast as a very fast dog, plus he's being treated to plenty more weapons and vehicles than there were in Crysis.

It will be the first game from Crytek Budapest, and is promising fresh multiplayer content on top of everything else.

"We were very pleased with the reception of Crysis from both gamers and media after our launch last year," said Crytek boss Cevat Yerli. "That being said, one of the key principles of our studio is to always raise the bar.

"With Warhead, we are focusing on refining our storytelling and game performance, while also delivering more of the visually stunning graphics and immersive, free-roaming gameplay everyone loved in Crysis."

Look out for more information on Crysis Warhead this summer.

Meanwhile, head over to our Crysis review for what was arguably the finest of a strong bunch of shooters on PC last year. You may even be able to afford a decent enough computer to play it by now.

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