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Crysis 2 trailers fight the alien menace

These two trailers for Crysis 2 are the kind of videos we like to see on a game, as they reveal a lot of information about the game in both a narrative and mechanical context. The first trailer, above, depicts the course of events that led to the alien invasion of Manhattan. Seismic disturbances across the globe gave way to an alien virus, which leads to an evacuation of Manhattan and the invasion of aliens. The second trailer, below, shows off the gameplay for one of the levels, presumably the first. It ranges from sneaky stealth kills to grabbing mounted guns and blazing away at baddies. Both trailers are incredibly informative and a must watch for anybody remotely interested in Crysis 2.

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Crysis 2 dedicated server support confirmed but ...

Crysis 2's multiplayer modes haven't gotten as much attention as its single player campaign but the team at developer Crytek has promised that it will release a multiplayer demo for the sci-fi shooter before its release in March. Now Crytek has confirmed on the game's official web site that the full version of the game will have support for dedicated servers.

Unfortunately it sounds like there won't be a stand alone dedicater server file released for anyone to run. The blog states that it will work with a number of "server provider partners who, between them, will be offering global hosting." This sounds like the same kind of dedicated server set up that was made for Battlefield Bad Company 2.

Speaking of multiplayer, the MyCrysis community site has started a series of articles that breaks down the multiplayer map in Crysis 2 beginning with Skyline (pictured above), an urban rooftop-based map.

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Crysis 2 trailer unlocks nanosuit modules

The Crysis 2 multiplayer experience has been shown in tidbits among other trailers, but none have been quite as in-depth as this one. While it recycles footage from the earlier multiplayer trailer, it also manages to strike out on its own by providing information. A lot of information. This trailer details some of the various power, armor, and stealth modules available to players to customize their classes. They include things we've seen in other games, such as faster reloading and higher hip-fire accuracy, and things we haven't, like seeing cloaked enemies or footprints.

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Crysis 2 PC will benefit from multiplatform support, says Crytek CEO

Sometimes when a multiplatform game is released the PC version tends to suffer from things like lack of features and graphics that are stuck with the lower resolution looks of the console version. That won't be the case for Crysis 2, according to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli. In a new interview on the Edge web site he states that having the upcoming first person shooter sequel show up on consoles will be a help for the PC version.

Yerli states, "Crysis 2 will have a PC version that's a PC game. We're going to push it as much as the engine can take. It'll be at least as beautiful as Crysis, but the context is different. It's New York. Not a jungle, but an urban jungle." He adds that the budget for Crysis 2 will be much higher than for the original Crysis because of its multiplatform development. Yerli says, "So PC gamers will get a better game out of that; it isn't just take, it's also give."

Crysis 2 trailer is the last hope of mankind

This trailer for Crysis 2 isn't a gameplay trailer, although it has plenty of gameplay footage. It's not a cinematic video either, as it only has a couple of cinematics. Instead, it's a montage of all the cool things you'll be doing while slaughtering the opposing alien forces. It's also narrated by a man who apparently started the chain of events that lead to the game over a century ago. It's just a little bit surreal, extremely violent, and backed by a cool soundtrack. In other words, it's a good blood-pumping trailer, but doesn't really show us anything new.

Crysis 2 PC minimal system requirements not yet official

It looks like you can't even trust the official German Crysis Facebook page. Earlier today we reported that the Facebook site had posted the minimal system requirements for Crytek's upcoming sci-fi shooter Crysis 2. Now a post on the message boards of Crytek's MyCrysis community web page have put those specs into question.

The message board post states, "These minimum specs are not official or final, we'll have an announcement about this soon. Please note if you didn't hear it from me/see it on MyCrysis, then it's not official." The Facebook page has also removied the post with the hardware specs. Meanwhile PC gamers are still awaiting more word on when the promised PC demo of the game will be released.


Crysis 2 PC minimal system requirements posted

Crysis 2 still is one of the most anticipated PC game of 2011 but can your PC run the first person shooter? The official Crysis German Facebook page has now revealed the minimal system requirements for Crytek's game and those have been translated over at

Overall the system specs are not outrageous with decent CPU and GPU requirements. It was recently announced that a multiplayer demo for Crysis 2 will be released at some point for the PC version before the full game is released on March 22 so we should have a better idea of how the game will run when the demo comes out. You can check out the minimal system specs for the game after the jump:

Crysis 2 PC multiplayer demo to be released after all

We admittedly have been giving Electronic Arts the business recently for their seemingly lack of support for the PC platform when it came to demos and downloadable content for its most recent multi-platform games. Thankfully it looks like there will be an exception to this pattern. PC owners will in fact be able to play a pre-release multiplayer demo for developer Crytek's upcoming shooter Crysis 2.

While a multiplayer demo for the game was released for the Xbox 360 earlier this week neither EA nor Crytek at the time announced plans to release a PC demo. Late on Thursday, however, the official Crysis Twitter page stated the good news: "At this time, Crytek & EA are glad to confirm that we'll be releasing a pre-launch Crysis 2 multiplayer demo on PC! Stay tuned for details." Meanwhile the full game is still due to be released on March 22.

Crytek CEO: Crysis 2 "wouldn't have been possible with any other engine" other than CryEngine 3

The CEO of Crytek has made some sly digs against the competitors of its CryEngine 3 game development tools in a new article at Computer and Video Games. While Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, who is developing the sci-fi shooter Crysis 2 with CryEngine 3, did say up front that it's up to the people who use game engines to judge "whether our engine is better or not", he added, " .. I can say that Crysis 2 wouldn't have been possible with any other engine, but pretty much any other game that has been shipped with out competitors' engines could have been done with the Crytek engine."

CryEngine 3 is the latest version of Crytek's game engine and development tools and its various incarnations have been licensed to be used by a number of other third-party developers. Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 continues to be the leader in being used by a large number of third party professional developers. However Yerli states, "
I think we've never cared about what competitors do." He added, "We're trying to build an engine that's the most productive from a flow perspective, one that allows designers, directors, artists, programmers and everyone else in the whole development chain to be as efficient as possible."

Crysis 2 trailer makes you be all you can in multiplayer

It's hard for us to get excited over trailers. We've seen so many that our jaded souls crust over at the thought of adding more to the hype machine. This trailer for Crysis 2, however, makes us fuzzy and tingly inside. Much like a good multiplayer trailer should do, it showcases all the potential destruction and cool moments that punctuate each game. Kicking cars around, unique knife kills, and a smidgen of parkour make us incredibly interested where we were once apathetic. After all, who doesn't like the classic "slide on your ass, shoot with your shotgun" move?

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