Welcome to day one of our FEAR 2 week. We’ll be counting down each day to the release of Monolith’s exceptional horror-shooter with a special Countdown Calendar featuring a behind-the-scenes look at some of the game’s special features, a daily video, bonus screens and a chance to win yourself a copy of the game!
been almost a week since Canadian developer Silicon Knights reported significant layoffs at its Ontario-based studio, and now it appears
WB Games will soon be following suit in Seattle. Over the weekend,
the publisher confirmed it is cutting staff across its
three owned studios, which include Surreal Software (The Suffering),
Monolith Productions (F.E.A.R, Gotham City Imposters), and Snowblind
Studios (Lord of the Rings: War in the North)...
I'm a fan of the F.E.A.R. series, which is to say, I've played the games. They're strong action-horror games - lots of slow-mo shooting and blood mixed with occasional creepy moments, plenty of startles, and some damn-impressive set pieces. There's nothing too cerebral about F.E.A.R.'s brand of horror, but it's fun like a ride through a haunted house is fun, and Alma can be genuinely scary.
But this F.E.A.R. 3 trailer, and the last, feel strange. The live-action mixed with gameplay is just weird, and none of it looks particularly scary...
If you haven't played any of the F.E.A.R. games, you may not know that there's more to the series than guns, blood, and a creepy chick. There are also giant mechs! The walking weapons were introduced in the first game, but weren't pilotable until F.E.A.R. 2. They are, of course, back for F.E.A.R. 3...
The FEAR franchise (First Encounter Assault Recon) originally exploded onto the gaming scene and received critical acclaim for its intense first-person combat and surreal, mind-f#$@ing horror elements. However, the series lost its momentum with the second release – FEAR 2: Project Origin – gaining little more than ho-hum reviews. But like FEAR’s own undead psychopath Alma, the franchise hasn’t vanished completely; it just licked its wounds until publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment was ready to announce that FEAR 3 is currently under development.
F.E.A.R. 3's E3 trailer was released today, and to our relief, the live-action scenes which were present in previous trailers are no more. We're still unsure about the game's demonic buddy cop angle, but at least this trailer is full of exploding blood bags and not actors hopelessly trying to look serious.
Above: The sickest extra we’ve ever seen for a collector’s edition. Must have
I didn’t know that I wanted the collector’s edition of FEAR 3. But that was before I found out that it will come packed with a pregnant Alma Wade. That’s right. The collector’s edition of FEAR 3 will come with a 7” figurine of a very pregnant Alma. And if you’re worried that you won’t be able to admire the bulging belly of the mysterious psychic once the lights go out, don’t worry. It glows in the dark…
F.E.A.R. 3 has been delayed until June 27 in the UK, and June 21 in the US, according to Destructoid, which used hardcore investigative e-mailing to suss out the facts (thanks Jim).
The game was originally scheduled for a 2010 release, and has been delayed several times. No official reason for the most recent delay has been given, but as Destructoid points out, the upcoming releases of big titles like Brink and L.A. Noire may...
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