Become the Deadliest Hunter on the Planet as EA and Crytek Deliver the Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Coming January 29

  Become the Deadliest Hunter on the Planet as EA and Crytek Deliver the
  Crysis 3 Multiplayer Beta Coming January 29

Stalk Your Prey in the Urban Jungle of New York City in the Multiplatform Beta
                  for the First Blockbuster Shooter of 2013

Business Wire

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- January 23, 2013

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH
today announced an open multiplayer beta* for the premiere sandbox shooter
experience, Crysis®3, will be available starting January 29^th for the Xbox
360^® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation^®3 computer
entertainment system and PC. Including two team-based modes and two maps, the
extensive beta will give players an opportunity to master the superpowers of
the Nanosuit. The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will be available for two weeks
and give players the chance to get a leg up on the competition before Crysis 3
launches on February 19 in North America and February 21 in Europe.

“With Crysis 3 we are delivering the deepest, most robust Crysis multiplayer
experience yet,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “We have listened closely to
our fans and have evolved the multiplayer in Crysis 3 by adding a host of new
gameplay features including the unique Hunter mode, deadly new weapons like
the Predator bow, deeper loadout and unlock options, enhanced upgrade systems
and more social features like the New York Feed. Top it all off with the
ultimate weapon in the Nanosuit and you have a multiplayer experience that is
unlike anything else out there.”

Beginning on January 29 and ending on February 12 the Crysis 3 multiplayer
beta will feature two of the eight modes included in Crysis 3. In Crash Site,
players must secure and defend specific locations, earning points along the
way for kills and their ability to hold those locations. The exciting, all-new
Hunter mode makes its debut in Crysis 3. This asymmetrical, time based mode
pits two players vs. ten (two vs. 14 on PC) in matches that begin with two
cloaked hunters stalking 10 opposing CELL troopers. Armed only with enhanced
Nanosuits and the lethal Predator bow, hunters must systematically stalk and
kill the CELL operatives, who in turn must work together as a team as they
fight to stay alive before the round ends. The twist is that once a CELL
trooper is killed, that player will then respawn as a hunter, joining the
others in their attempt to eliminate the remaining CELL operatives before the
clock strikes zero. The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will also showcase two of
the game’s twelve visually stunning maps, Airport and Museum. Both will
provide players a taste of the lush, urban rainforest and tactical sandbox
that awaits them under the Liberty Dome of New York City.

Also included in the Crysis 3 multiplayer beta is the New York Feed, a brand
new in-game social feed that will showcase the accomplishments of gamers and
their friends while offering dynamic challenges to complete. Crysis 3
multiplayer also contains exciting new gameplay features including Rip &
Throw, which allows players to interact with the elements of the environment
to use as weapons or shields as well as the chance to control the Pinger, a
fearsome alien tripod war machine that can be used to devastating effect.

Powered by Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE 3, Crysis 3 advances the state of
the art with unparalleled visuals and dynamic shooter gameplay. Players take
on the role of ‘Prophet’ as he returns to New York only to discover that the
city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation.
This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics, including the
Nanosuit. Equipped with superhuman powers including cloaking, armor and
enhanced visor abilities, the Nanosuit is the ultimate tool that allows
players to assess, adapt and attack whatever the 7 Wonders throws at them. In
addition to the Nanosuit, players will wield the powerful Predator bow and
devastating alien weaponry to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.

Fans who pre-order Crysis 3 before launch will receive an automatic upgrade to
the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition, as well as a free digital download to the game
that started it all, Crysis** for Xbox 360, PS3 or PC. The Crysis 3 Hunter
Edition gives players tools to become the ultimate hunter in multiplayer with
instant access to the new signature Predator bow and its attachments plus the
Hunter Nanosuit module, which adds additional power and functionality to the
super-suit. Owners of the Crysis 3 Hunter Edition will also have a head start
when playing online with a bonus XP boost up to level 5, a unique Predator bow
skin and three exclusive dog tags to hunt in style. The Crysis 3 Hunter
Edition is available on Origin.com and other participating retailers for
$59.99.

Crysis 3 will be available in North America on February 19, 2013 and in Europe
on February 21 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 computer and PC. For more
information on Crysis 3, please visit www.crysis.com, and for the latest news
visit www.facebook.com/crysis or follow us on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/crysis. Press assets for Crysis 3 are available at
www.info.ea.com.

* Conditions and restrictions apply. See www.crysis.com/beta for details.

**Conditions and restrictions apply. See
www.crysis.com/us/crysis-3/pre-order-offers for details.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 250 million registered players and operates
in 75 countries.

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about
EA is available at http://info.ea.com.

About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is an independent company at the forefront of the
interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries
of gaming by creating standout experiences for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC,
mobile devices and games-as-service using their cutting-edge
3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.

The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has
studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South
Korea) and Nottingham (UK) and Shanghai (China).

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for
excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for
Best Independent Studio and a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. Its multi-award
winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and
Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead®
(awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards) and Crysis® 2
(awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010).

For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.

Crysis, Crytek and CryENGINE are registered trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the
USA, Germany and/or other countries. The Sims and Need for Speed are
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA
International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the
property of their respective owners and used with permission. PlayStation is a
registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox and Xbox 360 are
trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Facebook is a registered
trademark of Facebook, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

Contact:

EA Games Label
Devin Bennett, 212-672-0716
PR Manager
devinb@ea.com
Andrew Wong, 650-628-2781
PR Director
anwong@ea.com
Tammy Levine, 650-628-7223
VP, PR
tlevine@ea.com
 
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