Updated Crysis 2 Box Art Released!

Box art pictures have surfaced on the web, but are not set as the official ones.  It looks as though they think it will have a mature rating.  The box art can be seen in the screenshots scroller!

NEW GAME DESCRIPTION ON THE EA WEBSITE!  "The world has been ravaged by a series of climatic disasters and society is on the verge of total breakdown.  Now the aliens have returned, with
a full invasion force bent on nothing less than the total annihilation of
mankind, starting by trying to rip the heart out of Earth's most iconic city.

In New York, terrifying alien invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare
plague strikes down the city's myriad inhabitants with brutal epidemic
speed.  The city's systems are in chaos, its streets and skyline are
smashed and in flaming ruin. This is New York City like you've never
seen it before.

Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military
machine can stand against the invaders, and all who choose not to flee
are dead men walking.  Just to survive in this maelstrom of death will
require technology beyond anything any modern soldier has ever seen.

One man will inherit that means to survive. One supersoldier, wielding
the combat enhancement technology of the future with Nanosuit 2, will
make the last stand to save humanity from destruction in the urban
jungle that is New York City." 
EA agreed to a deal extension with Crytek GmbH, the award-winning developers of the Crysis® universe, to publish Crysis 2. Renowned for their technical excellence, artistic craftsmanship and commitment to quality, Crytek is building Crysis 2 on their new state-of-the-art multiplatform game development solution CryENGINE®3
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In an interview with Game Reactor Many of the games details emerged.  You will continue play as the protagonist from Crysis, and for the first time in Crytek history, the setting is no longer a tropical jungle. Instead, they have chosen one of the world's most dazzling and famous cities, New York City.  A new Nanosuit, Many new and powerfull weapons, not to mention that it will be available on Consoles! 
Date Published:   03-29-2010
Crytek is at GDC doing what it does best: showcasing the latest technologies and progress for the next version of CryEngine. More new footage from the CryEngine 3-based Crysis 2 was revealed this week in the demonstration.
Date Published:   03-12-2010
Date Discovered:   04-10-2010
Wondering who the story lines author will be?  well PCWorld has the scoop.  The Author is Richard Morgan.  Matt Peckham @ PCWorld quotes EA as saying "Morgan is working with [game developer] Crytek to bring his trademark visceral writing style to the project, which is his first entry into the video game medium.".

Richard Morgan is the author of Altered Carbon the winner of the Philip K. Dick Award in 2003, known for his Takeshi Kovacs novels, and the new Trilogy The Steel Remains.  This is good news for those of us hoping for a strong storyline.
Date Discovered:   04-15-2010
Date Discovered:   04-23-2010

To enter the Crysis 2 Get Your Name in the Game sweepstakes sign into your Twitter account between 9:00 AM PST April 30, 2010 and 11:59 PM PST May 3, 2010 and tweet the following message in your Twitter account:  Hey @Crysis, I want you to put my name in the game! http://crys.is/contest #Crysis2contestNA  

They are allowing multiple entries per Twitter account during the Sweepstakes Period, but only one Twitter entry per day.  Completed entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on May 3, 2010.

25 winners will each have their actual name, user name, gamertag or PSN ID,  Included as graffiti into the in-game world of Crysis 2.  Winners will be determined by random drawing on or about May 4, 2010, and will be notified on or about May 3, 2010 by a direct message sent to the Twitter account specified on their tweet.

A winners list will be available at Crysis.ea.com after all winners are determined, verified and posted for approximately two weeks.

Date Published:   05-01-2010
EA Believes that Crysis 2 will be a Halo killer!

Those sound like fighting words, But will they accomplish it? EA thinks so.  When asked about the new Crysis game Gibeau told Industry Gamers that  "I can’t really go into any commentary on what we talked about when and how, but you know I think when we looked at our portfolio, and we looked at the L.A. team and how we were going to be investing long-term in the Medal of Honor franchise with them and how DICE was building 'Battlefield,' and then like I said before, we were trying to craft a Halo-killer, you know a product that would squarely go after what Bungie built with our partners at Crytek,".  And  "the 'Crysis 2' product is spectacular, very high-end, and is going to be a multi-year franchise, so at some point in the portfolio plan you’ve got, when you look at Crytek, DICE, Epic, the L.A. team building MoH, and then Respawn, you know we got a pretty damn killer team.". 
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Date Published:   05-05-2010
Crytek executive producer Nathan Camarillo has revealed a little bit about the alien foes players will be up against.

Some of the Aliens will have the same abilities that the nano suit gives, they will be scaling buildings, jumping over you, and some the ones they are calling brutes in the article will be smart enough to destroy your cover if possible, or take cover if being shot at.  It sound like they intend to give us a good challanging game!
Date Published:   05-04-2010
Finally some in-game Screenshots!  In both screenshots you get a glimps of what the in-game HUD may look like. In one of the images you are destroying a Crynet soldier, and in the other you and some Crynet soldiers are fighting off some aliens. The guys on MyCrysis where also sure to add "Please note that these screenshots are work in progress."   I for one think this looks awsome, reguardless of the "work in progress" status.
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Date Published:   05-13-2010
Updated release period!
In the latest issue of PC Gamer, it suggested Crysis 2 will hit the store shelves in December 2010!
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Date Published:   05-25-2010
Did you see that new gameplay video!!!  I mean, did you watch it?!  WOW!  Seriously watch it!  This may just be the "Halo killer" after all.
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Date Published:   06-08-2010