Crysis Warhead Ships Sept. 16, Crysis Wars Revealed

Crysis Warhead (PC) and its multiplayer mode Crysis Wars will ship to North American retailers on September 16 and head to European stores on September 12, publisher Electronic Arts announced today. nope

The second entry in Crytek's sci-fi shooter series, Warhead provides a new take on the events of the PC original and carries a $29.95 price tag. The standalone game is said to be Crytek's last PC exclusive due to issues with piracy and sales numbers.

"Fans of Crysis are going to enjoy more of the open-ended gameplay, cutting-edge visuals and huge, epic battles from the first game, while also finally finding out what kind of havoc Psycho was wreaking on the other side of the island," said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli.

In addition to new singleplayer content, Warhead will pack an expanded multiplayer mode dubbed Crysis Wars. At present, Crysis Wars packs 3 modes, with Crytek forming a support team that EA claims is "dedicated to meeting the needs of the Crysis Wars community."

Included in Crysis Wars is the new TeamInstantAction mode along with the InstantAction and PowerStruggle modes from the original Crysis. A total of 21 maps ship with the game--6 of which are new for TeamInstantAction and InstantAction, while PowerStruggle gets 1 new map.

"We designed Warhead to be more accessible for gamers new to the Crysis franchise," explained Yerli. "It is a game with a story that can stand on its own, it has been optimized to run better on a wider range of PCs, and we are introducing Crysis Wars, a tailor-made experience for multiplayer gamers within the Crysis universe--all at a great value."

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