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F.E.A.R. 2 is getting another piece of downloadable content, this time offering up four new single-player levels. For this outing, you'll get to experience the F.E.A.R. 2 story from a different perspective as you take on the role of replica soldier foxtrot 813. The expansion is on the way this August (no details on pricing are available just yet), so we went to Monolith Studios Associate Producer Lucas Myers for more.

IGN: Will the four new levels take us to new locations that we didn't get to see in FEAR 2 or will we be treading known territory?

Lucas Myers: One of the main goals the team set out to achieve with FEAR 2: Reborn was to come up with new and interesting environments that would expand on what we put into the original game. We went to great pains to offer our fans as much diversity as possible within the new campaign. As the player experiences the story of Replica Foxtrot 813, they will get to transition into different spaces within any given mission to move the story forward. Ultimately, we wanted to show off environments that kept our audience interested by providing more open and vertical spaces than we had achieved in the past.

Catch the new add-on trailer here.
IGN: Does foxtrot 813 have any special powers or will slo-mo be a no go?

Lucas Myers: Let's face it: Slow-Mo is a staple of FEAR combat. If we didn't find a way to give Foxtrot 813 our signature hyper-reflexes, then it really wouldn't be FEAR, would it? While we won't give away how Foxtrot 813 comes to have these powers, rest assured that players can expect the same tension and over-the-top combat encounters that they loved from FEAR 2.

IGN: Are the four stages about as long as a normal FEAR 2 stage? About how long will it take to make it through this download?

Lucas Myers: Each of our four missions are designed to offer approximately the same play-time as their retail counterparts. Internal tests have put the total length of the campaign at more than two hours on average. Hearing the pleas of our fans, we have put a significant amount of effort into creating a fun, challenging experience. With new combat situations and combined enemy types, players who push themselves to play on the harder difficulty modes will find themselves facing much tougher opposition and longer play-times than in the retail game.

IGN: What makes Replica Soldier 813 so special as to warrant his own storyline?

Lucas Myers: Nice try, but we can't spoil the entire mystery! The major crux of the story arc is exactly that: finding out why Foxtrot 813 is special; why he is being singled out… and for what purpose.

IGN: What's the news on any additional achievements or trophies?

Lucas Myers: There will definitely be new achievements/trophies in FEAR 2: Reborn. We tried to focus on gameplay elements that would challenge the player into approaching the missions from a non-standard perspective. Ultimately we wanted to encourage diversity… not just your typical run-and-gun 'Complete this Mission' fare. But you'll have to play it for yourself to see them!
I for one am all for this. Not the typical "horse armor" DLC. Stuff that actually adds to the single player experience is fine with me.
 

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time to milk the cash cow...
what are you? 12 with a $10 a week allowance? I'll pay for new single player missions anyday as will alot of others.

edit: ah I just saw your "NOTICE" in your sig...
 

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what are you? 12 with a $10 a week allowance? I'll pay for new single player missions anyday as will alot of others.

perseus mandate ring a bell?
plus, it makes you look juvenile when you refer to name calling. this is just my opinion, and i speak my mind..
 

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what are you? 12 with a $10 a week allowance? I'll pay for new single player missions anyday as will alot of others.

edit: ah I just saw your "NOTICE" in your sig...

A lot of people don't money burn like that. We have bills, college tuition, gas, food, etc. to pay.
 

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perseus mandate ring a bell?
plus, it makes you look juvenile when you refer to name calling. this is just my opinion, and i speak my mind..

Perseus and extraction point were NOT done by Monolith. Those two expansions were money milkers done by Timegate Studios. This is being done by Monolith, the real deal.
 

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A lot of people don't money burn like that. We have bills, college tuition, gas, food, etc. to pay.

Hey, that sounds exactly like me! Which is why I don't have a beastly gaming rig!


I heard FEAR 2 was a disappointment, although I liked the demo. So I don't think I'll get FEAR 2, so I won't be getting this, I suppose.
 

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I'll have to buy it just because I loved the original so much. FEAR 2 wasn't as bad as everybody said it was imo. It was generic, and a bit linear, but it looked pretty nice, and controlled well. And if you played the first and understand the story it's a great one.
 

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Hey, that sounds exactly like me! Which is why I don't have a beastly gaming rig!


I heard FEAR 2 was a disappointment, although I liked the demo. So I don't think I'll get FEAR 2, so I won't be getting this, I suppose.

I loved the expansions as well though, even if it wasn't Monolith behind it.
 

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Perseus and extraction point were NOT done by Monolith. Those two expansions were money milkers done by Timegate Studios. This is being done by Monolith, the real deal.

hmm, maybe it won't be all that bad, but i just think it's gonna bomb though. i have this feeling, and usually it's right
 

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Oo does anyone know if this will be available on Steam?

Do NOT buy the game. After the FAIL of FEAR 2 and no dedicated server files (which destroyed the multiplayer), and the use of SteamWorks, I will never buy another FEAR game again.
 

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Do NOT buy the game. After the FAIL of FEAR 2 and no dedicated server files (which destroyed the multiplayer), and the use of SteamWorks, I will never buy another FEAR game again.

I would actually take your opinion on that seriously if your "gimmick" wasn't hating Steam for no reason.
 

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It isn't for no reason. And the other big issue is that they never released dedicated server files. There was a huge uproar in the official developer forums, but never got any official dev comment, and never any dedicated server files.

And the engine fully supports a dedicated server, it's the same as the original FEAR. And in the game configuration files are references to dedicated server, they they may have actually gone out of their way to omit the dedicated server.
 

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Do NOT buy the game. After the FAIL of FEAR 2 and no dedicated server files (which destroyed the multiplayer), and the use of SteamWorks, I will never buy another FEAR game again.

I never played the multiplayer, but actually enjoyed the single player if that means anything lol.
 

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Actually inteterested in this despite how much I dislikes FEAR2
 

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I really liked the first FEAR, but played the demo of FEAR 2 and decided not to buy the game.
 
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