Redwood City, Calif. (US) – September 16, 2008
Redwood City, Calif.
– September 16, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Crytek GmbH announced today that Crysis Warhead
"®, the next installment in the award-winning Crysis
"® franchise, has shipped to retailers in North America and Europe and will hit store shelves and participating digital download services starting September 18, 2008 exclusively for the PC. Containing a new single player campaign featuring Crytek's trademark open-ended gameplay and stunning visuals along with Crysis Wars
"®, the exciting new multiplayer suite for the Crysis
universe, Crysis Warhead
is a tremendous value at only $29.99 and does not require the original Crysis
"The launch of Crysis Warhead
marks a significant milestone for the entire Crytek family," said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. "The team at Crytek Hungary has delivered a dynamic and intense single player experience more than worthy of the Crysis
franchise, while the multiplayer team in Frankfurt has revisited and extended multiplayer in the Crysis
universe with Crysis Wars
. They are both great representations of our studio's core values of technical excellence, craftsmanship and quality."
"Crytek is a world-class partner and quickly becoming one of the most formidable independent developers in the industry," said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners. "Crysis
was one of the best games of last year and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Crysis Warhead
, a game that actually improves upon Crysis'
core experience, to the largest possible audience on a global stage."
takes place alongside the events of last year's critical hit, with players experiencing the explosive battles against waves of challenging enemies on the other side of the island through the eyes and nanosuit of the bold and aggressive Sergeant "Psycho" Sykes. Crysis Wars
features 21 maps and three diverse multiplayer modes, including InstantAction, frenetic deathmatch enhanced by the power of the nanosuit, PowerStruggle, a hardcore team-based mode and introducing TeamInstantAction, a mix of fast-paced action in a team-based environment. Both are built on Crytek's award-winning CryENGINE 2, optimized now to deliver the high-fidelity graphics Crytek is known for with an improvement in performance across a wide range of PCs.
has been rated 'M' for Mature by the ESRB and '16+' by PEGI. For more information about the game, please visit www.crysiswarhead.com
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM
, EA SPORTS Freestyle TM
. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com
. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") creators of the multi-award winning first person shooter Far Cry
"®, and the recent blockbuster hit Crysis
"®, awarded best PC Game of both E3 2007 and the 2007 Leipzig Games Convention, and awarded Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards, is an interactive entertainment development company with its headquarters located in Frankfurt Main, Germany and additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary) and Sofia (Bulgaria). Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high quality video games for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by their proprietary cutting edge 3D-Game-Technology CryENGINE"®2.
Development teams who are interested in obtaining a commercial license for the CryENGINE"® 2 middleware should visit www.cryengine2.com
Crytek, Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Crysis Wars and CryENGINE are registered trademarks or trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the USA, Germany and/or other countries
EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.