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When Crysis first came out, only gamers lucky enough to own a powerful PC could play it. Today, it’s also available on consoles, but publisher Electronic Arts and developer Crytek want to give you a better reason to revisit the past.
Preorder Crysis 3 and you’ll receive a free download for the original game on your choice of platform: PC, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3, while supplies last. For anyone who’s had their eye on Crysis 3 but is hesitant to jump into a third entry in a series, this deal is hard to pass up.
The first Crysis plunges players into a conflict between the U.S. and North Korea, both sides fighting to claim a mysterious artifact of extraterrestrial origin.
“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 preorder bonus,” said Cevat Yerli, the chief executive officer of Crytek, in a press release today. “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.”
The Seven Wonders represent the distinct environments of the New York City Liberty Dome, a collection of rainforests, swamps, and rivers in place of the city. As the “Prophet,” the player explores the treacherous Nanodome, which the Cell Corporation created in your absence.
Those who preorder Crysis 3 will also receive the Hunter Edition (a $59.99 value), which gives players immediate access to the Predator bow, its attachments and bonus skin, three exclusive dog tags, and the Hunter Nanosuit module enhancement for the super-suit. They’ll also enjoy a boost in experience points up to level 5 in multiplayer.
Crysis 3 releases in February 2013 for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.