Seven distinct environments lie within Crysis 3's nanodome, a setting so large and detailed that Crytek has decided to make a cinematic video series to introduce it to players. "The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3" is an episodic project from Albert Hughes, of Dead Presidents and From Hell fame, made entirely in CryENGINE 3. Described as filmic, whether the series will prove a standalone experience or more of a marketing tool will remain unknown until the first episode goes live December 12.
Cevat Yerli, chief executive officer at Crytek, offered the following statement:
"The goal with the ‘7 Wonders of Crysis 3’ video series is to reveal the incredible world we have been building for Crysis 3 and to let CryENGINE take center stage to highlight the power of our state-of-the-art game engine. We’ve worked closely with Albert on this project and think that the 7 Wonders series will show the leaps and bounds that Crysis 3 is making over its predecessors."
To me, the incredible thing about Crysis has always been the graphical fidelity and the talent that it must take to build the engine and then bring it to full realization. If anything I'm worried the video will too busy floating around the scenery, capturing the beauty if Yerli's "incredible world" and be less about a story or narrative that Albert Hughes is said to be putting together. Either way, there's no doubt 7 Wonders will be eye-drawing.
Crysis 3 is scheduled for release in February 2013 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Check out the minimum specifications for PC before you pick up the game to make sure you meet the requirements, or to make sure you'll be able to set everything at max.