It’s time like this when I hate all this exclusive demo crap, specifically when it excludes us PS3 players. Today EA announced that they would be bringing the Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo to XBL starting January 25. The multiplayer demo will be available exclusively on the Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold Members and will allow them to experience the unparalleled gameplay variety offered by the franchise’s signature Nanosuit in a multiplayer setting. Crysis 2 multiplayer catapults players into a war-torn Manhattan where two teams fight to the death, each using the powers of the Nanosuit to be fast, be strong and be invisible. Maps will be set across Crytek’s stunning recreation of New York City, presenting players with vertical gameplay that allows them to strategize, attack and defend from above and below.
The Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo will feature the “Skyline” map, and two game modes: “Team Instant Action” and “Crash Site.” “Team Instant Action” pits two teams against each other as they kill as many opponents as possible to earn higher ranks. In “Crash Site,” players will battle for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding their pods and keeping enemies at bay. Crysis 2 multiplayer will include six gameplay modes and 12 maps set across recognizable locations in New York City. Throughout the campaign, players can earn up to 50 multiplayer ranks and a variety of different upgrades to their weapons and their Nanosuit.
Crysis 2 will be available for the PS3, 360 and PC on March 22, 2011 in North America and March 25, 2011 in Europe.