Guildford, UK– April 9, 2009– Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Crytek GmbH have announced the start of a free trial period for Crysis Wars®*, the multiplayer game for Crysis Warhead®, the award-winning first-person shooter originally released last Autumn. Starting today, gamers can play all of Crysis Wars** online for free including each of the game’s three action-packed multiplayer modes and all 23 maps. The free trial period runs until Friday, April 17, 2009.
This trial is designed to give players a sample of the signature action and visuals that only the Crysis® series has delivered. For those wanting more than just a sample, EA and Crytek will be releasing Crysis® Maximum Edition, a compilation of all three Crysis games in one box (Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis Wars). Available From May 5 at retail and from www.eastore.co.uk (RRP£29.99), Crysis Maximum Edition is the ultimate Crysis experience.
“When Crysis Wars was released seven months ago, one of our biggest goals was to be able to deliver continued support to our growing multiplayer community,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek.“We think we have delivered on that promise, not only by releasing new content, fixes and our powerful MOD SDK, but also by continuing to offer these types of free trials.”
Crysis Wars supports matches for up to 32 players and contains three distinct gameplay modes; InstantAction (frenetic deathmatch enhanced by the power of the nanosuit), PowerStruggle (a hardcore team-based mode) and TeamInstantAction (a mix of fast-paced action in a team-based environment).
Also available now is Crytek’s powerful MOD SDK editor tool, which allows gamers to release their inner game designer to make maps and mods for Crysis Wars both multiplayer and single player. All user-generated maps for multiplayer will be accessible to the entire community during this free trial period.
Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis Wars are rated 18+ by PEGI. For more information about everything Crysis, please visit www.mycrysis.com
Crysis Maximum Edition will
*Online internet connection and registration required
** Internet connection, online authentication and acceptance of end user license agreement required to play. Gamespy registration required to access online features. Online terms can be found at www.gamespy.com
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About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA SPORTS Freestyle™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world’s leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment with its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK).
Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high quality video games for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by their proprietary cutting edge 3D-Game-Technology CryENGINE®.
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek created the multi-award winning PC titles Far Cry®, Crysis, awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards and Crysis Warhead®, awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards.
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