Initially scheduled for fall 2010 release, F.E.A.R. 3 will now hit retailers this summer instead. This isn't the first time the game has had its release date moved. Previous release dates, including the initial fall 2010 date, F.E.A.R. 3 had been scheduled for March 22, then late May, and now due out in North America on June 21 and in the UK on June 24.
Warner Bros. has enlisted horror film director John Carpenter to advise on development in an effort to enhance the horror element of F.E.A.R. 3. The filmmaker has been behind the camera on such films as Halloween, Escape From New York, They Live, and the remake of The Thing.
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.
F.E.A.R. 3 has been rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Ratings Board).