Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today the return of the F.E.A.R. franchise this fall. F.E.A.R. 3
will be released on the PC, 360, and PS3. To supplement the tone of the game, WBIE has enlisted director John Carpenter (Halloween
, Village of the Damned
) and script writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night
) as consultants on the project.
is being developed by Day 1 Studios. At least we can call it F.E.A.R. 3
instead of having to type it out using the format of the official logo (seen below). Read on for first details about the co-op multiplayer that will be featured in-game. Follow the updates on the game's official web site
and be sure to stay tuned here.
F.E.A.R. 3 FOR MICROSOFT XBOX 360, PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM AND WINDOWS PC
DIVERGENT CO-OP EVOLVES THE HORROR FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER FRANCHISE
WITH CONSULTATION FROM HORROR MASTERMINDS JOHN CARPENTER AND STEVE NILES
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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About Day 1 Studios
Day 1 Studios is a premier independent developer whose vision is to create revolutionary, interactive entertainment through the application of superior design, artistic, and technical processes. Day 1 Studios created and developed the award winning MechAssault series for Microsoft and Xbox LIVE. Day 1 is currently developing products for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Microsoft platforms at their studios in Chicago, IL and Hunt Valley, MD. Additional information about Day 1 Studios can be obtained at www.day1studios.com.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
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