7wonders Crytek partners with filmmaker Albert Hughes for Crysis 3 video series

Electronic Arts and Crytek have teamed up with filmmaker Albert Hughes to make an online video series inspired by the game Crysis 3.

Electronic Arts and Crytek have teamed up with filmmaker Albert Hughes to make an online video series inspired by the game Crysis 3.

 
The series, entitled The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3, helps establish the setting of the upcoming game and will show off the game's graphics, in addition to some of the weapons, enemies and gameplay features players can expect.
 
Hughes has directed critically-acclaimed films like Dead Presidents, From Hell, and Book of Eli, but he has done more than just direct the Crysis 3 video series; he also helped work on the scripts, storyboards, and shot plans.
 
7wonders Crytek partners with filmmaker Albert Hughes for Crysis 3 video series
 
The actual footage is created using in-game assets, so this won't be another case of top-notch visual effects for a cinematic trailer, only to disappoint players when they get into the game itself, as is often the case with many games today. What people see in these videos should be replicated in what they experience in February when the game launches.
 
“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,” said 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.”
 
The first episode of the series, Hell of a Town, will go live on 12 December. Crysis 3 launches for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on 19 February in North America and 21 February in Europe.