Become the Deadliest Hunter on the Planet as EA and Crytek Deliver the Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Coming January 29

Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:00am EST

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Stalk Your Prey in the Urban Jungle of New York City in the Multiplatform Beta
for the First Blockbuster Shooter of 2013


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH today
announced an open multiplayer beta* for the premiere sandbox shooter experience,
Crysis3, will be available starting January 29th for the Xbox 360® video game
and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC.
Including two team-based modes and two maps, the extensive beta will give
players an opportunity to master the superpowers of the Nanosuit. The Crysis 3
multiplayer beta will be available for two weeks and give players the chance to
get a leg up on the competition before Crysis 3 launches on February 19 in North
America and February 21 in Europe. 

"With Crysis 3 we are delivering the deepest, most robust Crysis multiplayer
experience yet," said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. "We have listened closely to
our fans and have evolved the multiplayer in Crysis 3 by adding a host of new
gameplay features including the unique Hunter mode, deadly new weapons like the
Predator bow, deeper loadout and unlock options, enhanced upgrade systems and
more social features like the New York Feed. Top it all off with the ultimate
weapon in the Nanosuit and you have a multiplayer experience that is unlike
anything else out there." 

Beginning on January 29 and ending on February 12 the Crysis 3 multiplayer beta
will feature two of the eight modes included in Crysis 3. In Crash Site, players
must secure and defend specific locations, earning points along the way for
kills and their ability to hold those locations. The exciting, all-new Hunter
mode makes its debut in Crysis 3. This asymmetrical, time based mode pits two
players vs. ten (two vs. 14 on PC) in matches that begin with two cloaked
hunters stalking 10 opposing CELL troopers. Armed only with enhanced Nanosuits
and the lethal Predator bow, hunters must systematically stalk and kill the CELL
operatives, who in turn must work together as a team as they fight to stay alive
before the round ends. The twist is that once a CELL trooper is killed, that
player will then respawn as a hunter, joining the others in their attempt to
eliminate the remaining CELL operatives before the clock strikes zero. The
Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will also showcase two of the game`s twelve visually
stunning maps, Airport and Museum. Both will provide players a taste of the
lush, urban rainforest and tactical sandbox that awaits them under the Liberty
Dome of New York City. 

Also included in the Crysis 3 multiplayer beta is the New York Feed, a brand new
in-game social feed that will showcase the accomplishments of gamers and their
friends while offering dynamic challenges to complete. Crysis 3 multiplayer also
contains exciting new gameplay features including Rip & Throw, which allows
players to interact with the elements of the environment to use as weapons or
shields as well as the chance to control the Pinger, a fearsome alien tripod war
machine that can be used to devastating effect. 

Powered by Crytek`s proprietary CryENGINE 3, Crysis 3 advances the state of the
art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay. Players take on the
role of `Prophet` as he returns to New York only to discover that the city has
been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. This
dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics, including the
Nanosuit. Equipped with superhuman powers including cloaking, armor and enhanced
visor abilities, the Nanosuit is the ultimate tool that allows players to
assess, adapt and attack whatever the 7 Wonders throws at them. In addition to
the Nanosuit, players will wield the powerful Predator bow and devastating alien
weaponry to become the deadliest hunter on the planet. 

Fans who pre-order Crysis 3 before launch will receive an automatic upgrade to
the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition, as well as a free digital download to the game that
started it all, Crysis** for Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition
gives players tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer with instant
access to the new signature Predator bow and its attachments plus the Hunter
Nanosuit module, which adds additional power and functionality to the
super-suit. Owners of the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition will also have a head start
when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique Predator bow
skin and three exclusive dog tags to hunt in style. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition
is available on Origin.com and other participating retailers for $59.99. 

Crysis 3 will be available in North America on February 19, 2013 and in Europe
on February 21 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 computer and PC. For more
information on Crysis 3, please visit www.crysis.com, and for the latest news
visit www.facebook.com/crysis or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/crysis.
Press assets for Crysis 3 are available at www.info.ea.com. 

* Conditions and restrictions apply. See www.crysis.com/beta for details. 

**Conditions and restrictions apply. See
www.crysis.com/us/crysis-3/pre-order-offers for details. 

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 250 million registered players and operates in
75 countries. 

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed, Battlefield and Mass Effect. More information about EA
is available at http://info.ea.com. 

About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an independent company at the forefront of the
interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries
of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC,
mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology,
CryENGINE. 

The company`s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has
studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South
Korea) and Nottingham (UK) and Shanghai (China). 

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for
excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for
Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its multi-award winning
games include Far Cry, Crysis (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best
Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead (awarded
Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards) and Crysis 2 (awarded Best
Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010). 

For more information, please visit www.crytek.com. 

Crysis, Crytek and CryENGINE are registered trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the
USA, Germany and/or other countries. The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks
of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio
and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their
respective owners and used with permission. PlayStation is a registered
trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox and Xbox 360 are trademarks
of the Microsoft group of companies. Facebook is a registered trademark of
Facebook, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.

EA Games Label
Devin Bennett, 212-672-0716
PR Manager
devinb@ea.com
Andrew Wong, 650-628-2781
PR Director
anwong@ea.com
Tammy Levine, 650-628-7223
VP, PR
tlevine@ea.com



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