Fresh Crysis 2 launch details

Tim Edwards at

A demo of Crysis 2 was just shown at the EA Press Conference at Gamescom. EA have simultaneously announced some of the pre-order bonuses, prices, and hilariously priced tchokes you can buy. And there's a beta. But it's only on Xbox 360. Err... guys! We'd like to be on the beta, too!

There are two limited editions. The first is available for no extra cost, and will get you a nose ahead in the multiplayer modes with special unlocks. They include, according to the press release.

  • Bonus XP – Players will jump into multiplayer battles with an edge by starting with enough experience points to gain early access to all 5 preset class load-outs.
  • SCAR Hologram Decoy – This special attachment to the SCAR will project a hologram image of the player, allowing them to confuse their opponents with the decoy.
  • SCAR Weapon Skin – This digital camouflage skin will allow players to add a personalized touch to one of the more popular assault rifles in the game.
  • Platinum Dog Tag – This special one-of-a-kind dog tag is one of over 250 that will be collectible in Crysis 2 multiplayer, helping to separate you from the rest of the field.

The second is the 'Nano Edition', and you might want to mortgage your house for it. It comes in a steel case, and contains a 28cm statue of Prophet, your character. He's standing on a New York taxi. There's an artbook, too. It's only available for pre-order.

I'm still grumpy about the lack of a PC beta though.