F.E.A.R. 3 D.E.L.A.Y.E.D. A.G.A.I.N.

Warner Bros. confirms third entry in shooter series has been pushed back to June 21 in North America, June 24 in the UK.

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In January, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that F.E.A.R. 3 had been delayed from March 22 to late May, following an earlier delay from late 2010 to 2011. Hopefully the third time will be the charm, as WBIE today confirmed to GameSpot that the first-person shooter has been pushed back once again. Developed by Day 1 Studios (Fracture), the game is now due out in North America on June 21 and in the UK on June 24. In the US, the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 title is rated M for Mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

Initially scheduled for fall 2010, F.E.A.R. 3 will now arrive on the cusp of summer 2011.

F.E.A.R. 3 will be the third full-fledged installment in the first-person shooter series, which began in 2005. The forthcoming game will continue the franchise's storyline but will add an all-new "divergent co-op" mode that will let players assume the role of one of two characters. Players can step into the shoes of Point Man, the genetically engineered supersoldier who appeared in the first F.E.A.R. or his brother, Paxton Fettel, who has telekinetic powers.

In an effort to enhance the horror element of F.E.A.R. 3, Warner Bros. has enlisted horror film director John Carpenter to advise on development of the game. After coming to prominence with the 1978 cult hit Halloween, the filmmaker has been behind the camera on such cult hits as Escape From New York, the remake of The Thing, and They Live.

For more on F.E.A.R. 3--aka F.3.A.R.--check out GameSpot's recent preview of the game.

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