While Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is still "reinventing the F.E.A.R.
brand," it's good to know that the always-sounded-like-a-subtitle Project Origin
is now faithfully reunited with its core namesake. Going forward -- with all the legal mumbo jumbo between WB and Vivendi put to bed -- the "new" game name will be F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
. We can all take a deep breath now. Here's Peter Wyse, Director of Production at WB Games, waxing giddy over the good news.
WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES NEW GAME NAME
F.E.A.R. 2: PROJECT ORIGIN
Sequel Expands The Acclaimed F.E.A.R. Videogame Franchise
Burbank, Calif. -- September 9, 2008 -- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today the new name - F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin for the sequel to the hit videogame F.E.A.R. The game is being developed for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system by Monolith Productions and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive on February 10, 2009 in North America and February 13, 2009 in Europe.
“The name addition builds upon the strong game recognition, which we will extend as we move forward reinventing the F.E.A.R. brand,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin will continue the legacy of the original F.E.A.R. game with story and combat while adding new twists, gameplay and graphics to expand the players’ experience.”
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2005 smash hit game, F.E.A.R., is a blend of advanced visceral combat mixed with seamless game pacing set inside a sinister and paranormal universe that begins shortly before the ending of F.E.A.R. A Special Forces squad is on a routine mission when the city of Auburn is rocked by a supernatural explosion. Alma, a girl with immense power and a thirst for revenge, has unleashed her wrath upon the city and thrown it into chaos. The squad must combat enemy forces and the supernatural as they struggle to find a way to stop Alma and uncover the mysterious forces arrayed against them before it’s too late.
About Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of North America's largest game development studios. Over the past 11 years, Monolith has risen to critical acclaim through an emphasis on delivering quality products such as Condemned: Criminal Origins, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, F.E.A.R., the No One Lives Forever franchise and Tron 2.0. Monolith currently has several projects in development, including
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, the sequel to F.E.A.R.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier publisher, licensor and developer of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming. Leveraging the distribution, marketing and sales infrastructure within Warner Home Video, WBIE is a significant worldwide publisher for both internal and third party game titles.
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