Electronic arts and Crytex announced yesterday that the criticality acclaimed Crysis franchise will be brought to the Playstation Network. In October 2011, shooter fans will be able to download a modified and enhanced version of the award-winning single-player campaign from the original Crysis. It is apparently remastered for console players using Crytek’s state-of-the-art Cryengine3 with all new lighting, effects and other visual optimizations and the price for this tantalising Crysis instalment is just $19.99.

The game will see players travel to 2019 where a team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. Contact with the team is lost and the North Korea Government quickly seals of the area to all outsiders. The US response is to send in a competent team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation and surrounding areas. However as tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. Now with hope rapidly fading, the US and North Koreans must join forces to battle the alien menace, fighting epic battles through stunning, photorealistic tropical jungles and frozen landscapes.

“We are extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish with Crysis.We set out to create a next-generation FPS and delivered a PC experience that became a benchmark for quality – and still is for many gamers even four years later,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO of Crytek. “By bringing the single-player campaign to console, we believe we are again setting a new standard for quality in downloadable gaming.”

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