Crysis 3 has been sold to us as a sort of synthesis of the series so far - a yummy midpoint between the first game’s wide-open jungle rumble and its sequel’s New York explode-a-thon. But there's a good chance that neither of those reference points will mean anything to you, and so Crytek have decided to arm you with the means to educate yourself.
Crysis 3 comes in a couple of luxuriously-named versions: the Hunter edition, which comes bundled with the original Crysis, and the Digital Deluxe edition, which ties up the whole series to date in a £54.99 bow.
The Hunter edition provides early access to the new Predator Bow, a bow skin, Recon Arrow and Hunter Nanosuit module for use in multiplayer, as well as a bonus XP boost up to Level 5 and three exclusive Hunter-themed dog tags. It's £39.99 on Origin.
The Digital Deluxe edition has that, plus an early unlock of the Gauss Rifle and explosive arrow, a SCAR skin and a 30-track soundtrack. All of which reads a tad emptily devoid of context, but y’know - more Crysis games. That's what this is about. Find both editions here.
I think a party bag full of historical context is a lovely idea. Imagine if Bethesda’s Fallout games came bundled with their Black Isle origin point, for instance?
Crysis 1, lest we forget, was a greasily slick fulfillment of the promises Far Cry so compellingly made nearly a decade ago. It allowed us to be the Predator, and to do so in a space as large and exciting as its horizon implied. And we're promised at least some of that in the new'un. Try this trailer on for size: