F.E.A.R.'s silent protagonist Point Man will return as the star, though his brother Paxton Fettel will also be playable in the shooter's "divergent co-op" mode, where each have "distinctly different abilities affecting their own play as well as the experience of their co-op partner."
The Thing and Escape from New York director John Carpenter has been brought onboard to provide "his expertise in crafting the in-game cinematics" while 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles has co-written the script with Day 1.
"After working closely with Monolith, Day 1 is honored to bring the next iteration of the F.E.A.R. franchise to gamers with key elements of the past games yet providing fresh combat and horror experiences in F.E.A.R. 3," said Day 1 founder Denny Thorley in the announcement. "Players can look forward to new features such as divergent co-op, an evolved cover system, and more scares in F.E.A.R. 3."
F.E.A.R. 3--thankfully not F.3.A.R.--is due out on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall.