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Crytek and EA prep series of Crysis 3 short films

The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 is the forthcoming film series that will set the stage for the game- and show off some of the stunning visuals that the series is known for.

Directing the series will be none other than filmmaker Albert Hughes. You may not recognize the name, but you more than likely know at least one or two of his films. The man has crafted Menace 2 Society (along with his brother Allen), Book of Eli, and From Hell (my personal favorite of his).

“When EA and Crytek approached me about being involved in creating ‘The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3’ video series, I liked the idea of creating emotional stories using only computer generated images,” stated Albert Hughes. “The challenge of producing something intensely human without ever seeing a human on screen was incredibly compelling, and the technology of the CryENGINE that Crytek developed enabled me to do that and venture into a completely unique medium of storytelling.”

It should be interesting, to say the least, to see this series unfold under the watch of Hughes. But it’s not all about the story and direction, as Cevat Yearli reminds us that the CryEngine is a very beautiful thing all its own.

“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,” said Cevat Yerli, Chief Executive Officer of Crytek. “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.”

The first episode of 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 will hit the web on December 12th, and we’ll have it for you right here on BG. The game itself will be on store shelves February 19th in the US and on the 22nd in Europe.

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