Electronic Arts and developer Crytek have teamed up with legendary Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer to create part of the dramatic score for the critically acclaimed first-person shooter Crysis 2, which is one of the big games of 2011. Recognized worldwide for his work on blockbuster films like Christopher Nolan’s Oscar-winning Inception and The Dark Knight, Zimmer and his team featuring Lorne Balfe worked with the existing composers Borislav Slavov and Tilman Sillescu to create the intense and dramatic score for Crysis 2 which sets the tone for the game’s backdrop of a devastated New York City in 2023. Crytek talks about the new 3D game in this exclusive video interview.
Gamers can hear the soundtrack when Crysis 2 hits stores on March 22 in North America or by downloading the Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo, which is now available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The soundtrack will also be available for download on iTunes, Amazon and other music retailers on March 22.
“I was drawn to Crysis 2 because of Crytek’s passion for the project and the world they created,” said Zimmer. “And I am very happy with the outcome of our collaboration.”
Gamers who pre-order Crysis 2 will receive an automatic upgrade at no additional cost to the Crysis 2 Limited Edition, available while supplies last. The Limited Edition gives gamers a leg up on day one -- all classes are immediately unlocked as well as three additional in-game multiplayer unlocks are available from the get-go, including:
SCAR Hologram Decoy - This special attachment to the SCAR will project a hologram image of the player, allowing them to confuse their opponents with the decoy.
SCAR Weapon Skin - This digital camouflage skin will allow players to add a personalized touch to one of the more popular assault rifles in the game.
Platinum Dog Tag - This special one-of-a-kind dog tag is one of over 250 that will be collectible in Crysis 2multiplayer, helping to separate you from the rest of the field.
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John Gaudiosi has been covering videogames for the past 20 years for outlets like The Washington Post, CNET, Wired Magazine and CBS.com. He has focused on the convergence of entertainment and videogames for outlets like Video Business, Home Media Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Gamerlive.TV and is also a freelance game columnist for Reuters and writes for outlets like Forbes.com, NVISION, Official PlayStation Magazine, EGM Now, Geek Monthly, PrimaGames.com, and Yahoo! Games. John also serves as the video game expert for NBC in Washington D.C. and has produced videogame documentaries for The History Channel and Starz Entertainment. John was named one of the Top 50 Game Journalists in the world by Next-Gen.biz in 2007. He is the co-author of Scholastic Books' How to Get into Videogames, Prima Publishing's Madden: Twenty Years of Videogame Football and Electronic Arts: The Official History.