A blend of live action and in-game graphics might seem ill-advised, as the transition to 20 seconds or so of gameplay in this new F.E.A.R. 3 trailer is a little jarring. But one has to consider live action exploding barrels.

Cooperative live action exploding barrels, that is, as this cinematic trailer shows off that "divergent co-op" the publisher has been touting, thanks to flesh and blood versions of Point Man and Paxton Fettel. Unconventional, maybe, but entertaining. Right?

F.E.A.R. 3—or, if you prefer, F.3.A.R.—is in the hands of new developer Day 1 Studios and famed horror director John Carpenter, bound for release on the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 sometime this year.