F.E.A.R. 3 coming March 2011

In an update by publisher Warner Bros., the third iteration in the first-person horror series that was to be released “this holiday” but was delayed for reasons we’re still to be informed of, F.E.A.R. 3, is now hitting store shelves on March 22nd next year. The game is still coming out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, so no changes there.

In the wake of the new date, Warner Bros. also revealed a few retail-exclusive pre-order campaigns that will be taking place at Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop. Pre-ordering the game at Amazon will get you a 12-page comic book meant to be a prequel to the game, written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Stefano Raffaele and published by DC Comics. While that is a cool attachment, Best Buy and GameStop will be taking a more… let’s say, practical approach, as pre-ordering at these stores will give you exclusive access to The Shredder (Best Buy), a gun that fires heavy rounds with nitrates that acts “like a fire breathing dragon in your hand,” and The Hammer (GameStop), Paxton Fettel’s original .50 mm sidearm that packs twice the punch of a standard one.