F.E.A.R. 3 set to terrorize March 22, pre-order items detailed

In an effort to appease all of its retail partners while simultaneously inconveniencing fans, Warner Bros. this morning detailed F.E.A.R. 3's pre-order bonuses -- different and exclusive to three separate retailers -- alongside announcing the game's official release date: March 22, 2011. Best Buy and GameStop pre-orders will pack the Shredder and the Hammer weapons, respectively, while Amazon pre-orders get a 12-page Fear-based comic book.

The Shredder is described as "a sidearm specially developed by Armacham Technologies for their elite guard as an effective way to stop experimental super soldiers that have gone rouge," while the Hammer is said to be "Fettel's original sidearm which was lost when he was killed by his brother, Point Man." And though the new trailer after the break doesn't feature either weapon in action, it does feature a creepy, backwards walking humanoid thing just in time for Halloween.

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Amazon

Exclusive to Amazon.com, The "F.E.A.R. 3" comic book is a 12-page story written by Steve Niles, illustrated by Stefano Raffaele and produced by DC Comics. The comic-book is a prequel to F.E.A.R. 3 and picks up right after the events of F.E.A.R. Point Man has escaped an explosive blast he set in motion to eliminate Alma and is confronted with a brand new threat and a new escape mission.


Best Buy

Pre-order your copy of F.E.A.R. 3 from Best Buy and receive exclusive access to The Shredder, a sidearm specially developed by Armacham Technologies for their elite guard as an effective way to stop experimental super soldiers that have gone rouge. Decommissioned after failing to be effective against Prototype 1, The Shredder shoots heavy metal shot rounds mixed with nitrates like a fire breathing dragon in your hand. Perfect for knocking extremely fast targets, there's nothing better when you're between a rock and a hard place with multiple hostiles rapidly advancing.



Gamestop

Pre-order your copy of F.E.A.R. 3 at Gamestop and receive exclusive access to The Hammer, Fettel's original sidearm which was lost when he was killed by his brother, Point Man. The Hammer has greater stopping power than the standard F.E.A.R. issue sidearm. This .50 caliber round is a must when you need to make every shot count. A few less rounds per clip is an easy trade off for almost twice the damage! This sidearm will prove to be an able ally when playing multiplayer in F.E.A.R. 3.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.