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F.E.A.R. 3 formally announced for consoles, PC

Thursday, 8th April 2010 16:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Warner’s announced F.E.A.R. 3 for a fall release for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

The new game sees co-op feature as its major new addition to the series.

Nothing on the story is diverged in the PR, but Alma’s children Point Man and Paxton Fettel must stop the little girl from her ongoing pursuit to destroy the world, despite the fact Paxton was once shot by Point Man.

Oh, and did we mention Alma’s pregnant? Again.

All the story details on it so far are here at PSM3.

Warner’s also announced it has brought in acclaimed horror director John Carpenter to be a consult in its story alongside writer Steve Niles.

A Spanish magazine will supposedly have more details in its April issue as well.

PR below.

Burbank, Calif. – April 8, 2010 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces F.E.A.R. 3, a heart-pounding paranormal horror first person shooter unleashing intense combat, compelling narrative and co-op play that evolves the franchise. F.E.A.R. 3 is set to release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC in fall 2010.

Alma returns in F.E.A.R. 3 but this time her sons Point Man and Paxton Fettel introduce divergent co-op, giving players distinctly different abilities affecting their own play as well as the experience of their co-op partner. Gamers participate in single player or co-op modes as Point Man, a genetically enhanced super soldier originally introduced in F.E.A.R., or they can play cooperatively as his conniving brother Paxton Fettel, whose incredible telekinetic power has given him life beyond the grave. The game is developed by Day 1 Studios, developer of the original F.E.A.R. console games in collaboration with Monolith Studios.

“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is evolving the F.E.A.R. brand with top horror, co-op and first person shooter combat in F.E.A.R. 3,” said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Monolith Productions has passed the torch to Day 1 Studios to create a quality, powerful game that stays true to the roots of the F.E.A.R. franchise but takes players to a heightened level of gameplay.”

To further ensure extreme terror in F.E.A.R. 3, legendary horror director John Carpenter (Halloween, Village of the Damned) and critically acclaimed horror comic and script writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) have provided consultation to enhance several of the game’s frightening aspects. Steve Niles co-wrote the game script with the development team and John Carpenter provided his expertise in crafting the in-game cinematics.

“After working closely with Monolith, Day 1 is honored to bring the next iteration of the F.E.A.R. franchise to gamers with key elements of the past games yet providing fresh combat and horror experiences in F.E.A.R. 3,” said Denny Thorley, Founder and President, Day 1 Studios. “Players can look forward to new features such as divergent co-op, an evolved cover system, and more scares in F.E.A.R. 3.”

For more information about F.E.A.R. 3, please visit www.whatisfear.com.

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13 Comments

  1. Blerk

    Hurrah, they gave up on the F3AR shit! :-D

    #1 5 years ago
  2. DaMan

    John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned remake was such shit.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. dirigiblebill

    Hmmm, a co-op horror game?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. DeSpiritusBellum

    It’s a real shame it all went to hell with the sequel though. The original is one of the most fun shooters I can remember playing.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. V_Ben

    Wait. not Monolith exclusively? Day 1 studios is competent though, i’m sure they’ll do a good job! :-)

    Also, Co-Op? sweet!

    (prays that monolith is working on No one lives forever 3)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DaMan

    yeah, I would love a third NoLF too.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. SunKing

    How are they going to do co-op in a game known for its tense jump-scare moments and very tightly enclosed environments? I hope that “divergent co-op” applies to the level design (i.e., seperate paths for both players), but I doubt it.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Eregol

    With BDH not making an appearance I am going to post his contribution.
    “Why bother making for consoles? Lol.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXdtXhlyvAY
    Haha
    All you console fanboys are crying into you joypads cos you know pc games are going to rool.

    Why don’t you Moo for me?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk5D-GAp9kU

    And I’m done.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Monk

    http://ps3.ign.com/dor/objects/45905/fear-3/videos/fear3_trl_announcementtrailer_4710.html

    trailer of the game : ).

    #9 5 years ago
  10. rainer

    Strange Monolith arent handling it, though Warner Brothers Interactive are Monolith more or less, WBI grew out of Monolith (operating within Monolith offices) which was what the old variety games industry blog reported a good while back.

    Hopefully Monolith are still making games and not just the spine of Warner Brothers Interactive.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    FEAR = Amazing.
    FEAR2 = Crap.
    FEAR3 = ?

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Gekidami

    Off-topic, but:
    A guy over at the GT forums just pointed out that on the PSM3 mag cover, to the left it mentions ‘featuring Portal 2′. In a PS3 only mag, whilst the game has only been confirmed for PC/360.

    http://i44.tinypic.com/xglel5.jpg (under the big “36″).

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Aimless

    Going off the trailer I’d say that one player will play as Point Man using traditional artillery whilst their co-op partner takes the role of Fettel using psychic powers. That would certainly fit under “divergent co-op”.

    I heard that Monolith are working on a new NOLF, so some of the commenters in here might be in luck. It would certainly stand out from the current breed of first-person games.

    #13 5 years ago

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