F.E.A.R. 3 official, brings co-op, John Carpenter

F.E.A.R. 3 is coming, it’s now officially official. Warners Brothers sent out the announcement today that also confirmed the cast of the original game was returning for the third outing, even the guy that got shot in the head at the end.

There are some serious changes set for the franchise this time round it seems; the most notable of which being the inclusion of co-op.┬áIt’s not exactly at the top of the list when it comes to improving the F.E.A.R. experience if you ask me, but it’s always nice to bring in a friend. Players control the original game’s hero, the Point Man, and Paxton Fettel, the mad, mind-controlling cannibal of a villain from the same game.

How the story will bring this unlikely pair together again is unclear, but it’s obvious they’re going to take down Alma, the terrifyingly stereotypical creepy horror girl that’s blowing up the world. The script even has some professional help, with 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles and legendary horror director John Carpenter on board to fuel the frights.

Day 1 Studios are heading up the project instead of Monolith, you might remember them as the guys who took the first game over to consoles. They’re mixing things up by throwing in a cover system too.

F.E.A.R. 3 is heading to PS3, 360, and PC, aiming down the sights for a Fall 2010 release, if Alma hasn’t blown up the world by then that is.