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Project Origin dated, becomes F.E.A.R. 2

Warner buys back the name.

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Warner Bros. has bought back the F.E.A.R. name from the newly formed Activision Blizzard, allowing WB-owned Monolith to rename its upcoming Project Origin.

What's more, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, as it's now known, has been given a US release date of 10th February 2009 on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Update: European gamers will be able to buy it on 13th February.

Monolith's FPS has always been a spiritual sequel to F.E.A.R. anyway, overlapping with its story and characters, so the shift to F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin isn't a great stretch.

The game follows Michael Becket, a Delta Force chappy, who is sent into the situation you spent the whole of the first game investigating about half an hour before the amazing thing that happens at the end happens.

Somehow you end up with the same slow-motion powers that you had in the first F.E.A.R., allowing you to take control of FPS firefights in unique and explosive fashion, despite the fearsome AI of your enemies.

Check out our F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin gamepage for screenshots, video and news.

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