Don’t worry… It’s actually officially F.E.A.R. 3… F.3.A.R. is just on the box art.
Still, when will ‘marketing’ learn that putting txtsp34k in our titles doesn’t make the game more ‘hip’ or ‘cool’… It just makes the people who made the decision look like fucking tools!
Anyway, F.E.A.R. 3 has been announced for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows, due to hit towards the end of the year. Under development at Day 1 Studios (MechAssault, Fracture, the console ports of the original F.E.A.R.) with supervision by series creators Monolith and, curiously, John Carpenter.
Featuring co-op play starring Fettel and *sigh* the nameless Point Man, the game will propel games from ‘generative scare’ to ‘generative scare’ (which basically sounds like procedural generated scary quick time events too me) as they try and do something about the pregnant Alma and the impending birth of another token anti-christ.
Trailer and thoughts after the break.
It will be interesting to see if John Carpenter was the driving force behind the live-action trailer and whether such a disconnect will carry on into the game (for the uninitiated, F.E.A.R. has always been firmly entrenched in the Half-Life ‘show everything from the first-person perspective’ camp), but the acting isn’t that terrible. There’s even some proper in-game footage hidden in there somewhere!
Now, someone tell Square Enix to drop the 4 from Thi4f and nobody gets hurt!