Quick, which F2P company do you think is publishing an online version of the much-loved psychological horror-thriller-first-person-shooter F.E.A.R.
franchise? If you said Aeria
, the firm that brought us Eden Eternal
and Lime Odyssey
, well, you get a gold star.
Anyway, yes, Aeria is publishing F.E.A.R. Online
, which appears to be a continuation of the story of Alma Wade who has served as the series' primary mystery and antagonist since the original 2005 Monolith title. Aeria's press release mentions a co-op mode and several competitive team modes, with the new title's story supposedly running parallel to that of 2009's F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Though Aeria is publishing the game in the west, it is actually being developed in Korea by Inplay Interactive
. You can sign up for a beta slot on the title's official website
[Source: Aeria press release]