Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced that supernatural FPS F.E.A.R. 3 is in development and will be hitting PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in the autumn. The new game in the FPS series created by Monolith Studios is being headed by Fracture developer Day 1 Studios, in collaboration with Monolith.

"Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is evolving the F.E.A.R. brand with top horror, co-op and first person shooter combat in F.E.A.R. 3," said Martin Tremblay, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "Monolith Productions has passed the torch to Day 1 Studios to create a quality, powerful game that stays true to the roots of the F.E.A.R. franchise but takes players to a heightened level of gameplay."

New to the series is cooperative gameplay, with players taking control of Point Man and Paxton Fettel. Long-time fans will know that these two are the sons of Alma, the spooky girl and downright freaky woman from the previous games. Both men have unique abilities, with the cooperative mode making the most of their differences. Point Man's genetically enhanced super soldier abilities make him a very different character to Fettel, with his telekinetic powers.

Warner has also consulted with horror legend John Carpenter and comic and script writer Steve Niles, to make sure the game is as scary as possible.

"After working closely with Monolith, Day 1 is honoured to bring the next iteration of the F.E.A.R. franchise to gamers with key elements of the past games yet providing fresh combat and horror experiences in F.E.A.R. 3," said Denny Thorley, Founder and President, Day 1 Studios. "Players can look forward to new features such as divergent co-op, an evolved cover system, and more scares in F.E.A.R. 3."

F.E.A.R. 3 is due for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 in autumn 2010.