Crysis Warhead to get September release

Written by Joe Martin

August 14, 2008 | 12:07

Tags: #crysis #crysis-warhead #september

Companies: #crytek #electronic-arts

Electronic Arts has finally announced the official release date for the upcoming standalone expansion to last year's Crysis, Crysis Warhead. The game is now slated for an early September release.

The game will launch first in Europe on September 12th, followed by a later release in America on the 16th - an unusual release pattern which Electronic Arts has apparently taken to with other PC exclusive games, such as Spore which also shall launch in the EU before the US.

Details have finally out on the new multiplayer content too and EA has revealed that Warhead will launch with a seperate compnent called Crysis Wars. Wars will include three new multiplayer modes which EA has described in the following press release excerpt.

"Crysis Wars features three multiplayer modes, including TeamInstantAction, a new match type that mixes fast-paced action in a team-based environment, in addition to the insanely frenetic gameplay style of InstantAction and the hardcore team-based PowerStruggle, both of which return from Crysis.

The game will include 21 maps, six new maps for TeamInstantAction and InstantAction, and one for PowerStruggle and Crytek will also have a support team dedicated to meeting the needs of the Crysis Wars community.

The singleplayer side of Warhead has also had some attention though, with the engine getting new tweaks and optimizations and the plot taking place in a story that runs paralleling to that of the original game.

If you want to know more then you can check out our hands-on Crysis Warhead preview, or read our extensive Crysis review if you're even further behind. Drop us your thoughts in the forums.
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