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.

Discussion

153 comments
elitedeadman
elitedeadman

i just got the game....its a fine shooter! getting in cover is nice! this one really lacks on horror.

Venom_Raptor
Venom_Raptor

If it keeps getting pushed back, it doesn't sound too promising. Definitely renting it though.

GARMAKER
GARMAKER

The original F.E.A.R. (2005) was and will be the best in the series and one of the best FPS games ever!

RussianRAGE
RussianRAGE

At least we'll have a bunch of good titles to play while we wait. Amiritegaiz?

JOKER677
JOKER677

Mortal Kombat was good from WB didn't know this got delayed and was expecting to pick it up or LA Noire but I guess its LA Noire for this month.

Monochromatic-7
Monochromatic-7

@FordLynx yea,god knows what WB does to these games.

Brokenhope69
Brokenhope69

FEAR 2 kicked @$$. It was the best FPS of 2009 next to Killzone 2 and I loved the graphics. Played it more than anything that year so to say Im excited for FEAR 3 is an understatement. I pre-ordered and paid in full last year. The delay will at least give time to focus on LA Noire, Duke and Alice.

icebox98
icebox98

i hop the delay is for the best. @ stalker2010: i hop u are wrong

anime_boi
anime_boi

@santinegrete Nope- Cronenberg directed the film Scanners back in 1981. Look it up on IMDB.

stalker2010
stalker2010

who cares anyway,about delay this game looks worse than fear 2

Xenowad_90
Xenowad_90

This is why I have a subscription to gamefly, so that I don't have to worry about its release date, and when it is finally released it's like "oh hai, are you worth my money? No? kthxbai" and put it in the mail and never think about it again.

dakan45
dakan45

what the hell is wrong with game companies nowadays? Rage, september. Duke nukem forever, june, deus ex human revolution, august, operation flashpoint also june, well pc version is out, not that anyone cares about it on pc... now fear 3. Whats the deal?

Krinnium
Krinnium

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ratt19
ratt19

I hate when games are delayed, but its always been worth the wait

mfall121
mfall121

I have no faith in this title whatsoever, canceled my reservation and am on to better things.

Rovelius
Rovelius

O.H. N.O. W.H.A.T. A.R.E. W.E. G.O.N.N.A. D.O.

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

I have no confidense that this will be an experience worth of 60 bucks. Sorry not a buy for me, I'm just not interested in the series anymore.

FordLynx
FordLynx

The original FEAR is by far the best in my honest personal opinion.

weksi
weksi

With all the 'candy' colors, FEAR 3 looks exactly like the second FEAR, or even worse. Also, it looks like the developer's intention to scary the player has gone overboard with Alma popping in every 30 seconds or so.

stalker2010
stalker2010

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gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

i dont think it will be any thing to mention in comparsion to the up coming games of the year but prototype 2 is the deal.

ganesh69
ganesh69

@EasyToTalkToIty F.E.A.R.I.S.S.T.I.L.L.A.N.A.W.E.S.O.M.E.G.A.M.E

simonsolidsnake
simonsolidsnake

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was starting to get excited about it being only 4 weeks away. Damn you, WB, Damn you.

EasyToTalkToIty
EasyToTalkToIty

F.E.A.R. was great at the time. F.E.A.R.2 was a step back IMHO. F.E.A.R.3? n.o.t.s.o.p.r.o.m.i.s.i.n.g.

CyberX115
CyberX115

As a fan of the first two games in the series, I wish I could say I'm really looking forward to this game... unfortunately, with the constant delays, I'm starting to have my doubts. The first F.E.A.R. is one of the greatest horror/action first person shooters of all-time. F.E.A.R. 2 I actually enjoyed. I thought it was a solid and fun action game despite not having the same level of horror and scares that the first game had. It just seems like they're trying way too hard to make this game cool (hence the silly F.3.A.R. title) and I'm just not getting a good vibe about this game. Still, I'll check it out when it's released.

imprezawrx500
imprezawrx500

better it is released finished than released on time broken like so many games.

Gamerzmk
Gamerzmk

W.H.Y I.S I.T D.E.L.A.Y.E.D.?.?

boarwar
boarwar

i miss the days where developers stopped tooting their own horns....finish your game, than you can brag about it. btw, im in the process of curing cancer but, it will be delayed for another 6 months, sorry :-/

jurassic1024
jurassic1024

what happened to the guys that did the first game? bring them back. i gave up on the series after the Fear 2 demo.

shoota28
shoota28

wow, their tryin to pull a duke nukem and delay the crap out of this game

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

not like this will save the game from being just another shooter with poor story

Hansathan
Hansathan

This 3rd delay has yet again decreased my confidence in the game...especially since I'll be purchasing Brink and LA Noire a few weeks prior, and most likely will still be busy. If it gets good reviews I may pick it up...

RobertBowen
RobertBowen

Without Monolith at the helm, I have serious doubts about the quality of this title. These constant delays also don't bode well, imo. Usually means the publisher isn't satisfied with the quality, or there are too many bugs, or both. Definitely waiting for lots of user reviews on this one.

Silent_Raven92
Silent_Raven92

F.E.A.R was good. Extraction Point was still pretty good. Perseus Mandate was pretty crappy. And while FEAR 2 was an okay (albeit short and far from scary),it was disappointing and couldn't compare to it's predecessor in the slightest. With this in mind, I'm not exactly fussed when F3AR is released, or if it ever is.

Snicker-Man
Snicker-Man

i hope this is the last delayed for this game

Azghouls
Azghouls

So F3AR is fearing the release date aye.

oskuuu
oskuuu

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Gadeos
Gadeos

Let's just hope that FEAR3 goes back to its roots and be the kind of game the first one was. The second was just OK, but the first was simply awesome, one of the bes FPS games ever.

Rook891
Rook891

More time to play L.a Noire then :)

ahpuck
ahpuck

Still trying to capture the magic of the first one, too bad they can't. This game is going to fail with a capital F.

robheisel
robheisel

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