Crysis 2 among the best looking games on any platform, first details arrive

German magazine PCGames has brought forth the first few details on Crysis 2, Crytek’s upcoming PC and console-bound visual powerhouse of a shooter.

The game takes place three years after the first game in a devastated New York City where, Crytek says, players will experience plenty of surprises as well as a deeper storyline than the studio’s previous games have offered.

The protagonist’s Nanosuit 2, which Crytek is very proud of, has been changed up a bit too. Going beyond the different looks, a new ‘tactics’ mode has been introduced, a mode that will help players gather information about the environment, enemy positions, as well as find out information about fallen soldiers. The suit still has a total of four modes but, as many players requested, the ‘power’ and ‘speed’ modes have been combined.

The destroyed big city setting allows Crytek to do more vertical level design that in turn will give more gameplay options — planning an attack from above, for example.

The magazine was shown the Xbox 360 version of the game and it looked good; among the best looking games available on any system, they in fact say.