Crysis 3‘s The Lost Island DLC will bring the series back to its spiritual roots in June.
Crysis was a first-person shooter that touted advances in gaming design as well as upping the bar for graphics in the genre. An immense alien structure had been discovered and it was your job to investigate and destroy any threats, alien or human. The protagonist wore a nano suit, inspired by real life military concepts, and various futuristic weapons and tools. The human enemy you faced was something mirroring current events … North Korea. Weapon and ability customization was an important factor in the game.
In Crysis 3, the player takes on the role of the Prophet, heading to New York in 2047. He discovers that the city has been encased in a giant dome by the CELL corporation, and the people enslaved under the promise of protection.
The DLC The Lost Island brings you back from New York and returns to a jungle in the Philippines, where you are still fighting the CELL corporation. The corrupt organization is hell-bent on taking the alien technology from the island by any means necessary, and it’s your job to destroy the aliens and their tech before CELL gets around to grabbing it.
Crytek’s CEO Cevat Yerli said in a press release that the DLC for Crysis 3 will bring it back to its spiritual roots and remind us where it all started:
“The gameplay in the Crysis series has always been deeply connected to the unique environments in which the action takes place. By transporting players out of the Liberty Dome and into the Lost Island setting, we’re not only returning to Crysis’ spiritual roots, but also introducing fresh ways to play that provide Crysis 3 fans with genuinely game-changing new tactical options, game modes and weapons.”
Crysis 3‘s DLC The Lost Island is said to include four maps based on achievements and other factors. The maps in question are Ascension, Coastline, Creek, and Crossing.
Are you excited about Crysis 3‘s DLC The Lost Island returning to the series’ roots?