Crysis 2 “Be the Weapon” trailer

The first quarter of next year is shaping up to be a ridiculously awesome one for gamers, with one major release coming after another. But of all the heavyweight franchises coming out soon, one of the most anticipated is going to be one of the least played as well.

When the original Crysis debuted on the PC, it gained a certain distinction as being almost unplayable at its highest graphical settings. The graphics were so demanding, that most systems simply could not handle them, no matter how good the graphics card or processor were.  Even now, few systems can handle the game at its highest resolution. And yet, Crysis managed to build off that exclusivity, enough so that a sequel was greenlit.

Thankfully for us mere mortals with average gaming systems and consoles, Crytek decided that they made their point with the original game’s graphics, and Crysis 2 will be released on console, as well as PC.  But while the graphics might not be quite as good as the ridiculously graphically intense original was, it is still looking like one of the best games ever made.

Of course, while graphics are nice, the gameplay needs to match for a game to be worth playing. Judging by the trailer below, that has been taken care of as well. Using the brand new CryEngine 3, Crysis 2 is looking good in every sense of the word.

Check out the Crysis 2 “Be the Weapon” trailer, and look for it on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 22, 2011.

[Warning: Trailer may not be suitable for all ages]

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