The introduction of two-player co-op in F.E.A.R. 3 was one of the main highlights from last week’s game announcement. Thanks to game Informer, we now know a bit more about what “divergent co-op” means.
The introduction of two-player co-op in F.E.A.R. 3 was one of the main highlights from last week’s game announcement. Thanks to Game Informer, we now know a bit more about what “divergent co-op” means.
In F.E.A.R. 3, the two playable characters are Alma’s kids, Point Man and Paxton Fettel, who are trying to keep their mom from giving birth. Point Man actually kills Fettel in the first game, and the animosity between the two can still shine through even during co-op sessions in F.E.A.R. 3.
The co-op here actually almost borders on adversarial. Fettel’s still an enemy whose motives remain unclear, so whoever controls him can choose to assist the player controlling Point Man or go just off on their own and possess enemies.
Being a ghost, Fettel can possess almost every enemy in the game and use their abilities. His powers also include stun blasts. In direct contrast, Point Man plays more like a straightforward soldier-type, although this time Day 1 Studios is throwing in a cover system for him.
Apart from the divergent co-op, F.E.A.R. 3 will also have straight-out competitive multiplayer and a single-player campaign for the lone wolves out there. In the single-player campaign, Fettel will appear only in cutscenes.
Day 1 and Warner Bros. are tracking a fall release for F.E.A.R. 3. The game will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.