If the end of last year didn't quite satiate your appetite for shooters - there was, after all, only about a hundred of them, so I can understand - then you'll want to be checking Xbox Live, the PSN or just your humble PC this Friday. Why? Alma's back. Or, if you prefer, the F.E.A.R. 2 demo is being released.
I'll be attending a F.E.A.R. 2 press event tomorrow, so keep an eye out for more coverage and impressions.
Here's the full PR from Warner Bros:
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Demo Available January 23
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced that the single player demo for F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Games for Windows® and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system beginning January 23 in Australia and New Zealand. The demo will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®Network for the PLAYSTATION 3. Fans can visit www.whatisfear.com to download the Games for Windows version. The full game will ship to retailers in Australia on February 13th.
The F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin demo will offer a glimpse of the action, terror and suspense of the full retail version of the game. Players will maneuver through bloodstained corridors and hallways from several locations in the game, as they combat through various parts of the city of Auburn, which now lays in ruin after the catastrophic explosion that rocked the finale of F.E.A.R.
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2005 smash hit game, F.E.A.R., is a blend of advanced visceral combat mixed with seamless game pacing set inside a sinister and paranormal universe that begins shortly before the ending of F.E.A.R. A Special Forces squad is on a routine mission when the city of Auburn is rocked by a supernatural explosion. Alma, a girl with immense power and a thirst for revenge, has unleashed her wrath upon the city and thrown it into chaos. The squad must combat enemy forces and the supernatural as they struggle to find a way to stop Alma and uncover the mysterious forces arrayed against them before it's too late.
For more information about the game, visit www.whatisfear.com.