It was teased in NYC a few days ago, but the first full trailer for Crysis 2 is finally available. It’s a whole helluva lot more effective with sound, and a bit reminiscent of that memorable Dead Space “Twinkle Twinkle” trailer… taking a classic song and completely warping its meaning.
In Crysis 2, the aliens have returned with a full invasion force bent on nothing less than the total annihilation of mankind. In New York, terrifying alien invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare plague strikes down the city’s myriad inhabitants with brutal epidemic speed. The city’s systems are in chaos, its streets and skyline are smashed and in flaming ruin. Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military machine can stand against the invaders, and all who choose not to flee are dead men walking. Just to survive in this maelstrom of death will require technology beyond anything any modern soldier has ever seen. One man will inherit that means to survive. You alone must wield the combat technology of Nanosuit 2, and make the last stand to save humanity from destruction in the urban jungle that is New York City.
We still have to see how you can maneuver with that Nanosuit. NYC of course affords a lot more vertical movement than you ever had to deal with in the first Crysis, so hopefully it will be upgraded accordingly.
EA also announced today that Richard Morgan, writer of sci-fi novels like Altered Carbon and Broken Angels, is writing the story for Crysis 2. “Video games are one of the only things in my life I would qualify as a complete addiction,” said Richard Morgan in a press release. “The medium has every bit the potential for exciting and emotionally charged storytelling as literature and film, and I’m excited to explore this format on my first project in partnership with a world class developer like Crytek.”