Electronic Arts (EA) and Cytek have jointly taken the wraps off Crysis 3 which will launch in Spring 2013. UPDATE: Read our Crysis 3 review.

Crysis 3 is the third instalment of the award winning first person shooter series following on from Crysis 2 and will be available of PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Crytek's CryEngine 3 will drive what the firms are calling the "premier sandbox shooter experience of 2013."

Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek said: "Crysis 3 is a thrilling mix of sandbox gameplay, advanced combat and hi-tech human and alien weaponry that shooter fans will love,"

"Leveraging the latest CryENGINE technology, we're able to deliver seven unique themes that offer stunning and visually loaded gameplay experiences. We cannot wait until people get their hands on the game."

Crysis 3 is set in the year 2047 and players will take on the role of ‘Prophet' as he returns to New York. However, the city has been enclosed in a giant 'nanodome' and grown into a unique rainforest with seven distinct environments.

The game will feature a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien technology.

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Eager gamers can pre-order Crysis from today for £39.99. For an extra few quid the Hunter Edition includes multiplayer bonuses such as early access to the signature bow and the Hunter Nanosuit.

Furthermore, there a three packages called Stalker, Overkill and Predator which give players even more multiplayer goodies including skins and advanced weapons.

It's a long time to wait for the highly anticipated shooter, but at least we have time to save up for new graphics cards.