EA have reminded us that their promised multiplayer demo for Crysis 2 is imminent, with both PC and Xbox 360 offerings on track for the scheduled release at 1 minute past midnight March 1st Pacific Standard Time. The time difference puts this one at at 7:01pm Sydney time tonight
-- a nice change from the usual early-morning hours these things usually launch for those of us down under.
Here's what to expect:
All versions of the new demo will include two maps, “Skyline” and “Pier 17”, as well as two modes “Team Instant Action” and “Crash Site”. Crysis 2 multiplayer will include six intense, action-fueled gameplay modes: Instant Action, Team Instant Action, Crash Site, Capture the Relay, Extraction and Assault, set across 12 maps in Crytek’s visually stunning recreation of the Big Apple. Players will advance through a deep progression system of 50 levels, earning a variety of upgrades along the way for weaponry and the Nanosuit itself, rewarding long-term players with tactical advantages that increase their speed, strength and stealth abilities even more.
Bitter PC gamers will no doubt recall that a multiplayer Crysis 2 demo was already released
on Xbox 360 only a few weeks back (and expired shortly after), however that one is now being referred to as an "early preview" and Crytek claim to have taken player feedback from that "to help improve the experience even more". Sorry PlayStation 3 owners, your demo is still earmarked as "coming soon".
Check out the trailer below for the demo briefing (same content as the early Xbox 360 demo), or click here for the HD video option
. More info is available on the game's official site
AusGamers can also confirm that there will be local Australian-hosted dedicated servers available at launch for the PC demo (at 7:01pm tonight ADST) . Download the PC demo installer right here from AusGamers
Crysis 2 is due in stores on March 24th 2011 for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.