What is the perfect weapon? The main highlight of the Crysis series gives it all away – this week, Crytek’s latest 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 video puts the Nanosuit in the spotlight. The teaser video starts off with Prophet surrounded by more than half a dozen Ceph. Throughout the video’s 3 minute-21 second length, Prophet fights and blasts his way through Ceph aliens and C.E.L.L. henchmen using various weapons that include an alien volt gun, a regular shotgun picked off from a C.E.L.L. soldier and of course, Prophet’s own composite bow. This 5th episode (of the planned 7 videos) of the 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 also shows off a slightly redesigned look for the Ceph grunt and a new Ceph alien that looks lizard-like with long blades on each arm and is stronger than the basic Ceph, needing 3 to 4 direct hits from the shotgun to take down.
There’s an interesting bit that happens towards the end of the video where Prophet seems to use his suit to wirelessly takeover an inactive Ceph Pinger (one of the ‘bosses’ that appeared in Crysis 2) and utilize it to fire at its own Ceph minions, before making it self-destruct after the deed is done. Crysis 3 is indeed shaping up to be more than just ‘Crysis 2 with overgrowth and better graphics’ and we like the hints that Crytek and EA are dropping via these videos.
Crysis 3 lands on the 3 main gaming platforms: PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 19, 2013.