Electronic Arts and Crytek have announced that they have hired Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, From Hell and Book of Eli director Albert Hughes to produce a cinematic video series for Crysis 3. Titled The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3, the cinematic shorts will detail elements of the science fiction FPS series, focusing on features like weapons, enemies and environments, with the debut episode Hell of a Town releasing on December 12, 2012,
"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 goal with the video series is to reveal the incredible world we have been building for Crysis 3,” said Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli. “We've worked closely with Albert on this project and think that the 7 Wonders series will show the leaps and bounds that Crysis 3 is making over its predecessors."