Crysis II multiplayer demo coming to the PC on March 1st

by: Chuck -
PC gamers who were envious that they didn't get a shot at the Crysis II multiplayer will be happy to know that on March 1st they will get their chance at the multiplayer demo that folks on the Xbox 360 have been enjoying for the last few weeks.    The demo will feature two maps (Skyline and Pier 17) and two modes (Team Instant Action and Crash Site) from the final game. 

I haven't spent nearly enough time with the Xbox 360 demo but what I did see looked like a lot of fun.  Not enough to pry me away from Battlefield:Bad Company 2 but a lot of fun none-the-less.

The time has come for PC gamers to take their best shot in Crysis 2 multiplayer. Available for download at http://crysis.ea.com and other partner sites on March 1, the Crysis 2 multiplayer demo includes two stunning maps, two adrenaline-filled modes and hours of multiplayer action. In the demo, PC gamers will master the game’s signature Nanosuit, which allows them to be strong, be invisible, be fast and become the ultimate weapon.







Players will compete in six vs. six matches set against a war-torn Manhattan in two maps: “Skyline”, set on top of the rooftops and interiors of skyscrapers, and “Pier 17”, an open environment with limited cover. The demo also features two modes: “Team Instant Action” pits two teams against each other as they kill as many opponents as possible to win the round and “Crash Site,” where players will battle for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding their pods and keeping enemies at bay.



Developed by Crytek UK, Crytek’s specialist multiplayer studio, Crysis 2 multiplayer features six gameplay modes and 12 maps set in iconic locations across New York City. Throughout the multiplayer campaign, players earn up to 50 ranks and a variety of different upgrades to their weapons and their Nanosuit. Gamers who pre-order Crysis 2 today will receive an automatic upgrade to the Crysis 2 Limited Edition, available while supplies last. This special edition includes four must-have in-game unlocks for the ultimate multiplayer experience, including:



· Bonus XP - Players will jump into multiplayer battles with an edge by starting with enough experience points to gain early access to all preset class load-outs.

· SCAR Hologram Decoy - This special attachment to the SCAR will project a hologram image of the player, allowing them to confuse their opponents with the decoy.

· SCAR Weapon Skin - This digital camouflage skin will allow players to add a personalized touch to one of the more popular assault rifles in the game.

· Platinum Dog Tag - This special one-of-a-kind dog tag is one of over 250 that will be collectible in Crysis 2 multiplayer, helping to separate you from the rest of the field.



Celebrated by press worldwide, Crysis 2 has been named by CNN, GameSpot, Game Informer, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, PC Gamer and IGN as one of the most anticipated games of 2011. The game arrives on Xbox 360 computer and videogame system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC on March 22 in North American and March 25 in Europe. The PC version of Crysis 2 multiplayer will also support dedicated servers, a must-have for PC gamers. For a list of partners, please visit Crytek’s community hub, where gamers can also discuss the demo and provide feedback to the Crytek team, http://www.mycrysis.com.
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