Crytek and EA bringing Crysis to XBLA and PSN

Remember the 2007 game that your gaming rig struggled to run with the options turned up? It’s now going to be a downloadable game on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

EA and Crytek have announced that they will release the 2007 PC shooter Crysis on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network in October 2011 for 1600 Microsoft Points/$19.99. The game is described as being a “modified and enhanced version” of Crysis that has been “remastered” for consoles using “all new lighting, effects and other visual optimizations.”

The trailer, which you can check out below, looks pretty good and is stated to be from the Xbox 360 build, but considering the high graphical bar that Crysis set I’d be surprised if this port is all that “enhanced”.

Crytek and EA Bring Crysis to Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:ERTS) and award-winning developer, Crytek GmbH, announced today that the critically-acclaimed Crysis® franchise will debut a new experience on Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation® Network. In October 2011, shooter fans will be able to download a modified and enhanced version of the award-winning single-player campaign from the original Crysis, remastered for console players using Crytek’s state-of-the-art CryENGINE®3 with all new lighting, effects and other visual optimizations. For just $19.99 SRP or 1600 Microsoft Points, gamers will download the most robust and exciting Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation® Network game to date.

In 2007 and again in 2011, critics around the world hailed Crysis and Crysis 2 as titles that ushered in the next-generation of gaming with jaw-dropping visuals, industry leading technology and groundbreaking sandbox gameplay, featuring the super-powerful Nanosuit. Today, the original, award-winning 2007 single-player campaign has been remastered for Xbox LIVE® and PlayStation® Network with optimized Nanosuit controls, fine-tuned combat and full stereoscopic 3D support.

“We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis. We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality — and still is for many gamers even four years later,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.”

In Crysis, gamers will travel to 2019 where a team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. Now with hope rapidly fading, the US and North Koreans must join forces to battle the alien menace, fighting epic battles through stunning, photorealistic tropical jungles and frozen landscapes.

For more information on Crysis, please visit http://crysis.ea.com or http://mycrysis.com and follow the game on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/crysis or “Like” Crysis on Facebook at http://facebook.com/crysis.

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