The first bits of Crysis 2 gameplay footage have started to emerge on the internet, complete with combat encounters and explosions in the Wall Street area, giving you a glimpse at how this highly-anticipated title will look like on your Xbox 360 or PS3. The video is part of a GTTV episode on GameTrailers.com, featuring Crytek developers talking about what the new nanosuit has to offer, and how verticality will play an important role in the game as you stalk enemies from rooftops.
This is expected to be one of the best looking games of the year and already it's starting to look promising. More importantly, Crytek has said they aren't compromising on PC development in going for a multiplatform launch -- in fact they say the game will be graphically superior on PC. Besides the stunning visuals, Crytek is also paying a lot of attention to the game's storyline and has even hired well established science-fiction writer Richard Morgan to work on the project.
Crysis 2 will be the first title to be built on CryEngine 3 when it debuts later this year. It will take place three years after the events of the first game, set in a crumbling Manhattan instead of the jungle, and will allow players to use a streamlined nanosuit in Stealth or Armor mode. We expect to hear more about Crysis 2 as the E3 Expo kicks off in L.A. next week.