Warner Bros. has released new info and an announcement trailer for the upcoming F.E.A.R. 3
(also stylised as F.3.A.R.
), scheduled for release this Autumn/Fall.
The game looks clearly set to continue the trend of crap-your-self scares that the series has laid out before, this time around adding in co-op play and an evolved cover system, Day 1 Studios aiming to create "a heart-pounding paranormal horror first-person shooter unleashing intense combat, compelling narrative and co-op play that evolves the franchise."
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.: First Encounter Assault Recon
, 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.: First Encounter Assault Recon
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 honoured 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.”
If that alone wasn't enough to make you want to hide behind the sofa, rocking back and forth whilst crying and whimpering like a baby, maybe the newly released trailer will. Splicing live action of Alma, Point Man and Paxton Fettel with bits of gameplay footage, the trailer loosely outlines what to expect of the game's plot, and why everyone should be afraid of Alma...
To check the trailer for yourself, as always, check the external link below to find the HD version on GameTrailers.