So Maelstrom asked “Soooo.. Wheres the Fear 2 love???” Well sir, here it is! Fear 2 is out now on the PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360. If you feel like traveling beyond the break you can check out 63 screen shots. And you can head over to BDTV and check out a whole ton of Fear 2 videos, HERE!
The F.E.A.R. 2 demo is out today, right now for the xbox 360, so go download it and post some comments about what you think of it! The game is coming out February 10th on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360. READ MORE
So if you download the January issue of Qore on the Playstation Network from your Playstation 3, (you either get it free through Playstation Magazine, or you pay $2.99 per “issue”, or you can get a subscription for $24.99 for 13 months), you can get early access to the F.E.A.R. 2 beta. If you have a subscription you normally get better stuff, such as, access to the Home Beta was granted to those with a subscription rather than those who bought just an issue or 2.
As posted on 1up, they spoke with Dave Matthews, the primary art lead on F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. He states that publishers Vivendi and Sierra have “killed off a few fans” of the Fear series in the past couple years.
“We look at Extraction Point and Perseus Mandate as an alternate universe,” he claims. “F.E.A.R. 2 is about Alma, and we wanted to continue the story the way we originally intended.” he says. Basically they made these expansion games, and you shouldn’t hold them to the story that the original F.E.A.R. and F.E.A.R. 2 are built on.
He also says that because the port of F.E.A.R. for the PS3 which was riddled with problems and disease, and all in all a terrible transfer, they are developing F.E.A.R. 2 at the same time for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 so everything will be smooth and in order. READ MORE
So I stumbled upon a sh*t ton of Fear 2 screen shots, and if you stick around I’ll be attempting to throw up a ton of videos too. Fear 2 will be coming out February 10th on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360.
I was lucky enough to score an interview with Fear 2′s Dave Matthews, the Primary Art Lead. Check out the Q&A and some pics after!
TJ: What exactly are we looking at as far as multiplayer options, and online multiplayer options for Fear 2?
Dave: Well one of the features we are most excited about, and something that we get asked more than anything else about regarding multiplayer is the EPA. We’ve developed a mode called Armored Front, where players try to take and maintain possession of several control points scattered throughout the selected map. Each team will have an EPA at their disposal to help them execute on those objectives. I don’t think I can effectively describe how incredibly cool it is to hop into an EPA for the first time and just lay waste to your opponents. The thing that is so impressive about the mode though is how well the multiplayer guys have balanced and tuned the EPA so even though you are incredibly powerful, players will not be indestructible. We really can’t wait for gamers to get their hands on this one.
TJ: What horror games, (aside from your own) do you guys play and what games inspire you?
Dave: I love the genre, it’s tough to narrow is down to just a couple, the list is varied but includes games like the Fatal Frames, Silent Hills, Siren, Resident Evils, Eternal Darkness (Which completely messed with my head)System Shocks and we could go way back in time…Phantasmagoria for the gore. When I think of games for inspiration, I look to games that separated themselves from the masses at the time and helped forge new direction in gaming. Games like Ico, Shadow of the colossus, Mark of Kri, Cookie and Cream, and Flow all brought something new to the table. That innovation is what I find inspiring and it urges me to bring new things to the games I work on.
Read on for the rest of the interview and screens! READ MORE
Well, it’s not very exciting, and I don’t know why they didn’t just do it from the start, but Warner Brothers Interactive has changed “Project Origin” to “F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.” Here is what they have to say about the name change.
“The name addition builds upon the strong game recognition, which we will extend as we move forward reinventing the F.E.A.R. brand,” said Samantha Ryan, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin will continue the legacy of the original F.E.A.R. game with story and combat while adding new twists, game play and graphics to expand the players’ experience.”
Ok, I get it. But, why is this such a big deal? You should have called it that from the start. Yes I realize by me posting about it, I myself am making it out to be more than it is. Whatever. I’M OUT!
P.S. The game is out February 10th on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. READ MORE
Fear Project Origin, looking at an October release date, what the hell people, can we spread these games out a little? I’m going be busy with all these October releases until 2009. This game I have to say is looking a lot better than the 1st. And if you check out the video interview they really explain why. They went on the forums before they started, and they checked out what the fans wanted, which honestly is what every video game company should do when making a sequel to a game. Because if you give the people what they want, then you are definitely going to sell the hell out of that game. Less repetition, battle mech suits, new enemies, weapons, amazing environments, and much more. READ MORE
The new Fear Project Origin is slowing coming together, and thanks to the wondrous internet, we get to watch it happening. So, watch it! READ MORE
I know you’ve all been patiently waiting for this game to come out. And Project Origin seems to be the final name. Perhaps F.E.A.R.: Project Origin, so people will know the games a linked. Now Project Origin will be the sequel to the original F.E.A.R. game. READ MORE