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Friday, December 3, 2010

Crysis 2 Gets Novel Version with Legion

Del Rey, an imprint of the Ballantine Books that is part of the Random House Publishing Group, has announced that it is working with developer Crytek and with publisher Electronic Arts to create a tie in novel for Crysis 2, written by Peter Watts and set to be released to the public during March 2011.
The novel will be called Crysis: Legion and will be set in the alien assaulted New York City, where giant bipedal walkers are assaulting every well-known landmark while a plague spreads like wildfire during the human population.
Everyone is trying to flee the besieged city and it seems that human forces are overwhelmed by the power and technology of the alien invaders.
In this bleak landscape one man steps up, using some of the most advanced combat tech ever created, to stop the destruction and take the fight back to the aliens.
The plot of the book sounds very similar to that of the game, which will focus on the exploits of one Nanosuit 2 wearing supersoldier who must save what's left of humanity in New York City.
Peter Watts is well known as a hard science fiction author, receiving a lot of praise for his trilogy of Starfish, Maelstrom and Behemoth, which focuses on humans that are modified to work deep under the sea.
In 2006 the author published Blindsight, a novel which was nominated for the Hugo prize.
He is now working on another two projects, in addition to the newly announced Crysis: Legion tie in.

Crysis 2 is now in the late stages of development at Crytek and will be launched on March 22 in North America and three days later in Europe, on the PlayStation 3, the Xbox 360 and the PC.
Crytek is also working on a multiplayer only and free to play spin off which is called Warface and will initially target the South Asian market.

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